2013-05-17 / Community

Heartwalk Comes To Rockaway


Heartwalk, a 30-foot heart constructed from Hurricane Sandy salvaged boardwalk in the Rockaways and Atlantic City, is returning to the Rockaways. The artwork is shown here during its run in Times Square. Heartwalk, a 30-foot heart constructed from Hurricane Sandy salvaged boardwalk in the Rockaways and Atlantic City, is returning to the Rockaways. The artwork is shown here during its run in Times Square. After making stops in Times Square and DUMBO, Situ Studio’s Heartwalk, a 30-foot artwork heart constructed from Hurricane Sandy salvaged boardwalk in the Rockaways and Atlantic City, is returning to the Rockaways. To celebrate, the Design Trust for Public Space will host a Public Space Potluck with Situ Studio, the MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2 and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program on Saturday, May 18th from 1-4 p.m. for NYCxDesign.

Organizers invite everyone to “join us for an informal potluck and conversation about the role of design in disaster recovery.

“We’ll provide the cups, plates and napkins and beach blankets…bring a dish to share!”

Heartwalk embodies the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds people together during trying times. Whether it was the radically reconfigured landscapes, the compromised infrastructural networks, or the temporary solutions that emerged in the days and weeks that followed the storm, the storm confronted all New Yorkers and New Jerseyans by transforming the familiar.

Heartwalk was originally commissioned by the Times Square Alliance and the Design Trust for Public Space for the Times Square Annual Valentine Design Competition.

After its appearance here, this public art piece will move to Atlantic City, NJ for a semi-permanent installation. While installed in the Rockaways, Heartwalk’s lights will be powered by Power Rockaways Resilience.

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