Alicia Cheng is a founding partner of MGMT. and has extensive exhibition design experience as well as brand and interactive design. She has worked as a senior designer for Method, New York and was the co-design director at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She served as a lecturer and visiting critic at Yale University and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Cooper Union. Alicia is now serving on the Board of the AIGA/NY chapter. She received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University.
The project was to design the setting for Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, an exhibition showcasing contemporary views of the natural world in this current age of undeniable climatic change. The project had to be installed within two weeks on an extremely stringent budget, using mass production techniques accessible to a largely non-professional installation crew.
Green Community was the third in a series of sustainability exhibits at the National Building Museum and the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the complex process of creating and sustaining healthy communities. The exhibition looked at how communities are changing their global impact and explores a variety of sustainable planning strategies such as cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields and grayfields, transit-oriented planning, smart use of natural resources, land conservation, and minimizing waste.