MoMA PS1 and Volkswagen Plan a Geodesic Sandy Relief Dome in the Rockaways

MoMA PS1 raised more than $140,000 for the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts last week when it cancelled its annual Art Basel Miami Beach party in favor of hosting a fund-raiser at Miami’s Delano hotel. Now, the event’s co-sponsor, Volkswagen, has announced that it will donate the funds to build a geodesic dome similar to the Performance Dome currently housed in PS1’s courtyard (see above) to serve as a temporary cultural space in the Rockaways.

“The geodesic dome will not only serve as a relief center throughout the winter months but also provide architects, artists, and scientists a platform to discuss how to rebuild the vulnerable part of New York after the changed climate conditions, and provide a meeting point in one of the hardest hit areas in New York,” said PS1 curator Klaus Biesenbach in an email.

— Rachel Corbett

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(Image via MoMA PS1/Facebook.)