Folly 2014 Information Session


tree wood, Folly 2013, Toshihiro Oki architect; Image courtesy Nate Dorr

tree wood, Folly 2013, Toshihiro Oki architect; Image courtesy Nate Dorr

Folly 2014 Information Session
Toshihiro Oki, Jen Wood, Jared Diganci, Toshihiro Oki architect

Elissa Goldstone, Socrates Sculpture Park
Anne Rieselbach, The Architectural League

The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park invite you to an information session for Folly 2014, a competition for emerging architects and designers to build and exhibit a full-scale project at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Folly 2013 winners Toshihiro Oki with team members Jen Wood and Jared Diganci will discuss their experience building “tree wood,” their prize-winning entry that remains on view at Socrates through March 2014. They will be joined by Elissa Goldstone, Exhibition Program Manager at Socrates, who will outline the Park’s history and resources, as well as the Folly construction process and site details; and Anne Rieselbach, Program Director at the League, who will discuss the competition and selection process.

This residency was established by Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines.

The competition’s winner will receive a $5,000 production grant to fund their project, as well as full access to the resources and fabrication facilities of Socrates’ outdoor studio during a two-month residency at the Park, beginning in March 2014. The winning folly will be on display from May to August 2014.

The submission deadline for this year’s Folly competition is January 7, 2014. For more information on the competition, click here.

The information session will also celebrate the launch of the “tree wood” catalog, which documents the development of the 2013 Folly through conception, design, and realization and highlights the completed installation at Socrates with detailed images. The 6”x9” catalog is available as a digital publication and for print-on-demand through Socrates’ website.

Time & Place
Thursday, December 12, 2013
7:00 p.m.
The Architectural League of New York
594 Broadway, Suite 607
This event is free and open to all. RSVP to
LogoTobeFinessedFolly is a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York with major support provided by the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

This program is also funded, in part, by the J. Clawson Mills Fund of The Architectural League and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is also supported by the generosity of: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, Lambent Foundation, Mark di Suvero, Agnes Gund, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, and Spacetime C.C.

Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone Jr., and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Veronica M. White.