October 18, 2012
Alfred Zollinger, a principal at Matter Architecture Practice and director of Parson’s Design Workshop, is currently using Kickstarter to raise money for a “Peace and Quiet” booth in Times Square.
By David Hill
How do you raise money for a civic design project these days? You can go the traditional route—apply for a grant, make a pitch to city officials, befriend a wealthy patron—or, you can try your hand at crowdfunding. A growing number of architects are doing just that, turning to Kickstarter (see our curated profile here), the popular crowdfunding website for creative types, to generate both cash and buzz. It’s an approach that makes a lot of sense in today’s limping economy. Read more.