Vertical Urban Factory
Vertical Urban Factory features the innovative design of factory buildings that are both urban — located in cities or shaping cities — and vertical — multistoried and dense. Included are significant examples from around the world, spanning the Modern era to the present. By examining the significance of these spaces, this project points to the impact of global economies on local industries and aims to stimulate ideas for the sustainable reintegration of the factory into the urban fabric.
Vertical Urban Factory is an independent project and exhibition curated by architectural historian and critic Nina Rappaport.
Funding for Vertical Urban Factory comes from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Additional funding from Autodesk, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Jullani Foundation, Santiago Calatrava Architects, Duggal Visual Solutions, Grainger, Netherlands Architecture Fund, Swiss Consulate General in New York, Spanish Consulate General in New York, French Cultural Consul in New York, Chilewich Sultan, Turner Construction and Velux.
MOCAD funding for the exhibition is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Related programming support is provided by the McGregor Fund and Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation.