Urban Crossroads: From Wasteland to Forests, Parks, Farms, Architecture

May 22-May 31, 2018; Opening Tuesday, May 22, 5-8 pm

Architecture and landscape architecture students collaborate on design proposals that imagine a future for the area between Liberty State Park and the Bergen Arches. The vision includes bringing the East Coast Greenway, a 3000-mile trail from Maine to Florida, through Jersey City, adding recreational space while maintaining naturally occurring ecological networks.

Urban Crossroads Exhibition
Dineen-Hull Gallery
Hudson County Community College
71 Sip Avenue, 6th floor
Jersey City, NJ 07

The exhibit is curated by Sean Gallagher and Frank Gallagher.

Sean Gallagher is Director of Sustainable Design at Diller Scofidio + Renfro. His projects there have included the United States Olympic Museum, United States Massena Land Port of Entry, China's South Sea Pearl Eco-Island, and Google's New York City Urban Ecology Pier. He is adjunct faculty at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture.  He is a board member of the Embankment Preservation Coalition.

Frank Gallagher has served as Chief of Interpretive Services, Administrator and Assistant Director of the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. He is currently Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Environmental Planning and Design program within the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University.  He serves on the graduate faculty for the Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources and the Federated Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers Newark and is also a research Associate at Montclair State University. Frank's current research is in urban ecological restoration.

The exhibit is a partnership of the New Jersey Institute of Technology College of Architecture, Rutgers University Landscape Architecture, Jersey City Arts Council, and Hudson County Community College.