Amphibious Architecture



Happy Hour Project Presentation
David Benjamin, Soo-in Yang, and Natalie Jeremijenko

Friday, October 16, 2009
7:00 p.m.
The Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue

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Presented as part of the public program series organized in conjunction with the Architectural League’s fall 2009 exhibition Toward the Sentient City.

David Benjamin, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Soo-in Yang will talk about the interconnected ecosystems of land and water, and the potential overlap between social networks of fish, people, and buildings.  “Amphibious Architecture,” their project for the League’s exhibition Toward the Sentient City, creates a public interface to water quality and aquatic life of urban rivers, and our interest therein.  For more information about Amphibious Architecture and the exhibition, visit the exhibition website.

David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang are Directors of The Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Natalie Jeremijenko is the Director of the xdesign Environmental Health Clinic at New York University

Tickets are required for admission to League programs. Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets here from October 9 until noon of the day of the program. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.

Toward the Sentient City was made possible with support from the J. Clawson Mills Fund of the Architectural League and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.  Additional support was provided by the University at Buffalo.

Toward the Sentient City is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Image Credit: Network of Floating Tubes at Pier 35 in the East River. Rendering of installation by Living Architecture Lab. Concept rendering of Pier 35 by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Landscape Architect. Courtesy of the New York City Economic Development Company.