Spread the Wealth

Here are a couple announcements for fundraisers, one for a non-profit organization in New York and the other an art installation in Detroit.

Our good friends at the Design Trust for Public Space will be holding their Annual Benefit on Thursday, November 5th at Ogilvy & Mather's offices in The Chocolate Factory, 636 11th Avenue in Manhattan. The benefit will feature "one-of-a-kind shelters created exclusively for the Design Trust by prominent architects, designers and artists on the theme of 'Nest: Creative Construction for any Living Creature.'" The impressive list of names creating shelters includes Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Hariri & Hariri Architecture, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects, Slade Architecture, Snohetta,Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and WXY architecture.

Ice House Detroit is an installation developed by photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune. It "involves the acquisition and recontextualization of one of the 80,000 abandoned houses in the city. The house will be sprayed with water in subzero temperatures, gradually building up layers of ice over the course of several days or weeks." Photographs, a book, and a film will document the house, available to those who pledge, depending on the amount given. Holm and Radune are aiming to raise $11,000 by December 16 to make the project happen.