SUPERFRONT, a company that works in the promotion of contemporary architecture for an interdisciplinary world, supports emerging architects and artists from under-represented social demographics in their Architect-in-Residence program. the program emphasizes experimental and interdisciplinary work within the context of contemporary architecture.
Manuel Avila, an urban and resident of the Crown Heights neighborhood was appointed Architect-in-Residence for Brooklyn with his Crown Heights Participatory Urbanism project.
The project takes landscape urbanism approach to rethink residual spaces adjacent spaces to the Franklin Avenue shuttle train towards a new public space network. The project is founded on the idea of creating a common ground for residents, business ownes, governemental entities and local community organizations for more plural public spaces in the context of a diverse emergent community in the Crown Hill/Crown Heights neighborhood.