Today–January 18, 2011–marks the 130th anniversary of the first meeting of the group of 26 young architects who founded The Architectural League. Check out some of the highlights of the past 130 years in the Architectural League Timeline, or read about the League’s history here.
Check out photos of the now open installation, “HOOPS,” at SUPERFRONT. The design was selected during Design in 5’s Sketch120 Charrette: Temporary Publics event last May. Congratulations to Justin Foster, Phil Kuehne, Read Langworthy, and Lauren Page of KIT for their hula hoop extravaganza.
Opening party for KIT’s “Hoop Canopy Installation,” the selected design from the Sketch 120 Design in 5 charrette Saturday, July 17th 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. SUPERFRONT 1432 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn [add_to_calendar] Join SUPERFRONT, KIT, the NY City Explorers, and Design in 5 to celebrate the opening of the installation “Hoop Canopy.” The outdoor installation […]
Design in 5 with collaborators SUPERFRONT are pleased to announce the selected team from the May 15th charrette competition Sketch 120: Temporary Publics. Lauren Page, Phil Kuehne, Justin Foster, and Read Langworthy of the design collective KIT won for their scheme for the New York City Explorer’s Carnival. KIT’s design, which features hundreds of hula […]
Check out an exhibition of Christopher Payne’s photography of abandoned asylums at Clic Gallery through May 23rd. A recipient of a League-sponsored NYSCA Independent Projects grant, Payne explores the decaying and poetic world of the country’s abandoned network of architecturally impressive state mental hospitals. “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals,” published by […]
A conference on Cuban architecture will be held in New York on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cooper Union on the occasion of the Ninth Annual Congress of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York. The symposium, entitled “Cuban Architecture: A Historical Legacy,” will explore the development of […]
This spring the Resonance Ensemble theater company will present The Glass House, written by June Finfer and directed by Evan Bergman. The design and building of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House serve as the background to the play’s plot, which explores the enduring conflict between artist and patron. The […]
Non-profit organization Pathways to Housing recently launched an innovative campaign to raise awareness about homelessness: an interactive projection, on view at different locations around Manhattan, that uses SMS texting communication to provoke passers-by into thinking about homeless individuals on the streets of New York. The image of a shivering homeless person lying on the street […]
Earlier this week, Democracy Now! interviewed University of Colorado seismologist Roger Bilham to question why the devastation in Chile (8.8 on the Richter scale) is far more manageable and the loss of life far lesser than that wrought in Haiti (7.0). Short answer: quality of building construction and the enforcement of building codes. In the […]
This fall’s art and technology fairs are ticking a lot of the same boxes. FutureEverything in Manchester has chosen as its theme The City Experiment – Doing it Together (I knew DIT would make it!), and will cover topics including art in the age of the iPhone and Android, adaptive cities, globally networked events, open […]
For those interested in big name designers and obscure early Verdi, be sure to check out and argue over the production of Attila at the Metropolitan Opera. Having made its Met debut on February 23, the opera was brilliantly teased to life by the masterly direction of the Italian conductor Riccardo Muti. The new production […]
This is an interesting TED talk by Carolyn Steel about cities and food. She starts her lecture with a historical context of how ancient cities like Rome have fed themselves and then tracks how cities’ relationship with food, and consequently nature, has changed with industrialization and massive urban growth. Also, check out this week’s Urban […]
Jed Perl takes on the conventional wisdom of the recession’s useful effects on the arts and the continuing lauding of less-is-more creativity. Unrealistic or a challenge for the cultural sector to fight for the “freestanding value of art”? Read his piece here at The New Republic. –Nick Anderson, Program Associate