Urban Omnibus Party+Auction


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to the Urban Omnibus Party + Auction!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Trespa Design Centre
62 Greene Street
New York City

Come connect with our collaborators and bid on original artwork by some of the phenomenal artists we have featured on the site at our first Omnibus Party and Silent Auction!

On urbanomnibus.net, we strive to create a shared space for good ideas for the future of cities that are too often discussed only within narrow communities of interest. On February 15, we want to create that same space offline, in person, with drinks.

This is a great opportunity to engage with many of our extraordinary list of contributors, including:

Jake Barton, founder and principal of media design firm Local Projects (Give a Minute)
Andrew Blum, author and contributing editor at Wired and Metropolis magazines (In Praise of Slowness, On Criticism)
Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware and the forthcoming The City Is Here For You To Use, founder and managing director of Urbanscale LLC (Frameworks for Citizen Responsiveness: Towards a Read/Write Urbanism)
Linda Pollak and Sandro Marpillero, Principals, Marpillero Pollak Architects (Queens Plaza: Infrastructure Reframed, Urban Topographies: Cuts & Patches)
George Trakas, artist and designer of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk (George Trakas at the Water’s Edge: Newtown Creek)
Claire Weisz, founding partner of WXY and designer of the NYC Info Center (Local Tourists)

We are thrilled to announce that the following artists have generously donated original artwork for the silent auction:

Neil Freeman (The Brooklyn Typology Project, Elastic City)
Stanley Greenberg (City as Organism, Only Some of it Visible)
Heather L. Johnson (Ever-circulating Fluids and Continuously Moving Parts)
Douglas Ljungkvist (Portfolio: The Quiet City)
Michael Neff (Portfolio: The Night Shadow)
Linda Pollak (Urban Topographies: Cuts & Patches, Queens Plaza: Infrastructure Reframed)
James A. Reeves (My Living Room, Vinegar Hill to the Pencil Factory, Sprawling Urban Definitions)
George Trakas (George Trakas at the Water’s Edge: Newtown Creek)

Buy your tickets today! Urban Omnibus is a project of the Architectural League, a non-profit organization. To keep doing what we do best, we need financial support from readers like you. Buying a ticket to the Omnibus Party + Auction is a fantastic way to show your support.

Urban Enthusiast: $25
Mayor of your Block: $50
Borough President: $100
King of the City: $250

What, you might ask, are the perks associated with being a Mayor, a President or a King? Our undying love and affection, communicated through credit on the website, a personal thank you from the Omnibus team, and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you do nice things.

It’s going to be a blast! Come join us for drinks, snacks, music, art and good company.

Urban Omnibus and the Architectural League thank the Trespa Design Centre for generously donating the use of their space for this event.

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