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06 May, 2016

Better Shelter @ MoMA

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter

Museum of Modern Art, New York October 01, 2016–January 22, 2017Better Shelter_Kawergosk_interior_2015Insecurities brings together works by architects, designers, and artists in a range of mediums and scales that respond to the complex circumstances brought about by forced displacement. The exhibition focuses on conditions that disrupt conventional images of the built environment as an arbiter of modernity and globalisation. The prevalence of shelters and refugee camps calls into question the “safety” that they represent. Insecurities is organised by Sean Anderson, Associate Curator, with Arièle Dionne-Krosnick, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

Insecurities brings together a range of objects, including a Better Shelter, works by Estudio Teddy Cruz, Henk Wildschut, and Tiffany Chung, among others. Insecurities raises questions regarding how the design and representation of shelter as a source of security and stability ultimately reflects how refugees are living in permanent upheaval today.

Media about the exhibition

Dezeen: MoMA’s Insecurities exhibition to address the global refugee crisis

Curbed: Upcoming MoMA Exhibition Will Explore Refugee Shelters

The Architects Newspaper: MoMA to open exhibit on refugee displacement