A Rail for the Organic Festival of the Jackson Height Street
The Festival Street focuses on objects, deployed along a railing system that weaves through 82nd Street in Queens, New York. Our proposal engages with the existing urban fabric, revealing the unspoken social contracts of public space. The Rail frames vernacular interactions on the street, encouraging participation, interaction, and pleasure through leveraging the different systems of sharing already in motion on the site. It situates itself in the tension emerging from the coexistence of the formal protocols of street occupation and the popular adoption and use of the space. Defined as a heightened moment of togetherness, The Rail brings about festivity, while serving as the hyphen of formality.