Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Curating Public Space
About the video
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) have made a name for themselves with high profile public projects like the High Line and the Lincoln Center in NYC, and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston. Their unique conflation of outdoor and indoor space, coupled with a focus on creating spaces that would encourage discourse and a sense of cultural exchange, has set them apart on the international architecture and design scene.
For the Hirshhorn, DSR created what may be their most unusual project to date--a 122 ft tall inflatable structure that balloons over the Hirshhorn's open courtyard, providing a space the museum can utilize for educational programming during colder months. The roofing gives the museum an additional 14,000 sq. feet of space that can accommodate up to 1,000 people for performing arts events, films, lectures and art installations that will explore "important cross-disciplinary issues in media, technology, and contemporary culture." "The future might be unknowable, but it's not unthinkable," says Koshalek in our video interview with him and architect Liz Diller (above). Watch the video to find out more about the collaboration.