Visit the first Open houses
On Saturday, April 23rd over 150 people visited nine Open houses in Levittown, NY designed and executed by architects, designers and artists in collaboration with the homeowners. Services were available, and over $1500 was raised by the homeowners.
By bus from Studio-X New York
Buses to Levittown departed from Studio-X New York at 1:00 pm and departed from Levittown at 6:00 pm, returning visitors to Studio-X New York. Lunch was provided on the bus.
Visitors could the train to Hicksville station and get picked up by shuttle bus to Levittown.
by Alex Schweder La
with Jessica Rivera and Adam Bandler
Eight in ten people seeking a travel agent do not know where they want to go on vacation. Vacation Practice, a new travel service envisioned by the homeowner, helps clients form ideas about their holidays by enabling them to rehearse potential vacations against curtained backdrops throughout the house and yard. These backdrops relate not only to windows but also to ceilings, stairs, the lawn and many other elements of the home, blurring the boundary between fantasy and experience.
Alex Schweder La, based in Berlin, works with architecture and performance art to complicate the distinction between occupying subjects and occupied objects. His work is collected and exhibited internationally with upcoming projects at the SFMOMA, the De Cordova museum, Magnus Muller in Berlin, and the Marrakech Biennial. Schweder La has been an artist in residence at the Chianti Foundation in Marfa Texas and is a Rome Prize Fellow in architecture.
Jessica Rivera is an architect, filmmaker, and photographer who received her master’s degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She is co-founder of Advanced Art Manhattan, an art education program for children and teenagers. Adam Bandler is an architect, writer, and curator currently pursuing his master’s degree at Columbia University. He has lectured at Yale University on the relationship between standards, codes and the project of accessibility. Both Rivera and Bandler are based in New York.