STILT CITY: COMMUNITY-BASED ARTIST WORKSPACE IN THE ROCKAWAYS


Recently, we had the chance to meet Robyn Hasty, the artist/mastermind behind a collaborative project with New York City design firm, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects. 

Robyn had always dreamed about creating a community-based arts residency and exhibition space in New York but real estate prices made it seem out of reach. After 2012's Superstorm Sandy she was able to afford a bungalow that had been flooded in Rockaway Beach. With the pro bono support of Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, she is one step closer to making her dream a reality.

While Stilt City could still be adversely affected by future floods it is being constructed with materials and methods that incorporate anti-flooding measures, keeping damage and repair costs to a minimum. 

In a statement Robyn said, "The project was born out of the belief that artistic vision is essential to communities after crisis." At RE:DEFINE we could not agree more. Today, Robyn kicked off her Kickstarter campaign to get the rest of Stilt City funded.

Click here to donate and find out more about Stilt City!

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Recently, we had the chance to meet Robyn Hasty, the artist/mastermind behind a collaborative project with New York City design firm, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects. 

Robyn had always dreamed about creating a community-based arts residency and exhibition space in New York but real estate prices made it seem out of reach. After 2012's Superstorm Sandy she was able to afford a bungalow that had been flooded in Rockaway Beach. With the pro bono support of Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, she is one step closer to making her dream a reality.

While Stilt City could still be adversely affected by future floods it is being constructed with materials and methods that incorporate anti-flooding measures, keeping damage and repair costs to a minimum. 

In a statement Robyn said, "The project was born out of the belief that artistic vision is essential to communities after crisis." At RE:DEFINE we could not agree more. Today, Robyn kicked off her Kickstarter campaign to get the rest of Stilt City funded.

Click here to donate and find out more about Stilt City!