Win The NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Flood Walls Competiton From Harlem To Hollis

August 9, 2019

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan and the NYC Economic Development Corporation will be incorporating the work of an artist into the design of the proposed flood wall which will protect the hospital from future effects of sea-level rise. The goal is to select an artist to integrate their work into the design of the perimeter flood protection systems to help integrate the infrastructure into the community, create a vibrant design element and encourage communal activities and walkability in the neighborhood.

Related: Harlem Born Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Falkowski Talks 2100 Harlem Mega Flood On The Danny Tisdale Show (Video)

The selected artist(s) shall be reflective of the community and shall have experience working with design teams. The artist(s) shall be able to work to the scale of the project while maintaining a timeframe that supports the project schedule and allows for maximum artistic integration and design collaboration.

Artist Selection Process

The artist selection process will be an Invitational Competition for artists whose past work is compatible with the scale, location and materiality of this project. They are looking for artists who have experience collaborating on design teams and whose past work exhibits exemplary quality. Local, Regional, National and International artists may be considered.

Artist Selection Committee

The artist will be selected by an Artist Selection Committee. This committee will have a representative from NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs. It will also include three representatives from the community. These community representatives could be public artists, critics, or art historians with visual art expertise, knowledge of living artists and artistic production and an ability to represent the community. We plan to select an artist by mid-November. Committee members will be required to attend three meetings.

Please share your recommendations

If you have recommendations of artists who you would like to add to the invitation list or individuals we should speak with about serving on the Artist Selection Committee, please share their contact information by August 15, 2019, to

If you have questions, please feel free to email us and we’ll get back with you.

Thank you for your help in the exciting process!

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SPONSOR US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles