Jeanne Gang

Why Can’t Public Housing Provide Privacy Too?

Why is the goal of private housing to isolate the inhabitant from public life, whereas the goal of public housing is to thrust residents into public view?

The familiar signifiers architects use to describe housing are growing tired and unhelpful for designing new models of living.

MoMA’s Exhibition on Housing Misses by 99%

The museum's latest exhibition, "Foreclosed," threatens to set the design discourse around housing back by ten years.

The newly opened show at the Museum of Modern Art, Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, fails to accomplish the goal alluded to in its title. That is, to consequentially address one of the most critical issues facing the public today—foreclosures. The result is a disservice to the people the show’s organizers set out to help. What’s worse, the exhibit takes architecture…