22 November - 18 December 1988
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
Project DMZ was an extensive Storefront project aimed at addressing from an architectural standpoint the effects of conflict by proposing alternative spatial strategies in relation to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Taking the DMZ as an exemplification of political, military and economic polarization, the project called for the use of design strategies rather than military force to initiate paths toward reunification of the Korean peninsula and its people. Project DMZ was structured as an open forum that encouraged the participation of individuals of different generations, cultures and disciplines of practice. Participants included Nam June Paik, Paul Virilio and Avant Travaux Studio, and Lebbeus Woods.