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#sectiondrawing by Peizhe Fang @fangpeizhe and Linxiaoyi Wan completed during the Urban Palimpsests Studio led by Karla Rothstein @studiorothstein @latentnyc @gsappdeathlab.
In addition to receiving the remains of the deceased, burial grounds have synthesized spiritual conceptions and aesthetic tendencies across time and culture. As such, the urban and architectural spaces of death and remembrance embody evolving priorities, shifting practices, and external pressures, including dramatic displacements, replacements, and renewals. Both physically and figuratively, the urban cemetery has oscillated between central and marginal, celebrated and disregarded, democratic and elitist. Projects in this section translate the existing programs of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side — interweaving public activities with a new form of sustainable cemetery for the 21st century city. We explore how systems of relationships inform structures of space and social interaction, how complex phenomena emerge out of precise organizations, and how strategic rules function to promote exploration and surpass perceived limits.
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