Design III Fall 2011 - St. Mark's in the Bowery
St. Mark's in the Bowery
Derrick Benson, William Hood, Ariana Revilla
This project sets out to explore St. Mark’s Church as a sacred site and cultural island in the city of New York, framing the role of the church as a cultural incubator in terms of its own history and that of the neighborhood surrounding it through a collection of ‘found’ narratives and an understanding of the collaged sequence and distribution of the church’s ritual and performance spaces.
The collection of historical narratives set against the procession of ritual spaces, together fragmented and operating between scales, provide for a varied and associative understanding of the position of the church within its historical and urban context.