Public Farm 1 at PS1

Dan Wood and Amale Andraos, principals of New York’s WORK Architecture Company, discuss their project for PS1

As odd as it may have been to see, amidst the graffiti and grit of Queens, leafy vegetables sprouting from crop-filled barrels suspended in mid-air, it was stranger still to see all the chickens—dozens of them shaking their crimson waddles to the beat of a DJ in the courtyard of PS1. Last week, Mens Vogue hosted a party at the museum to celebrate the latest winners of its annual Young Architect Program competition: WORK Architecture Company, whose Public Farm 1 installation is currently on view. I.D. was on hand to capture both the architects’ explanation for their choice of topics (video above) and, of course, the dancing poultry (video below). or
All videos shot on a Flip Video Ultra.


Guests mingling in the courtyard beneath Public Farm 1

The man in the suit who looked like he just stepped out of a
Mens Vogue spread was in fact the official chicken handler, a representative from the Queens County Farm Museum

I.D. senior editor Monica Khemsurov cuddles a baby chicken