Expanding Modes of Practice: Justin Garrett Moore

Justin Garrett Moore discusses his work in the second event of the online series.

May 14, 2020

Recorded May 1, 2020

Expanding modes of practice suggest that the center of architecture is shifting and cannot hold. They are also an invitation to think differently, a chance to reask the questions that haunted the 20th century: How to find shared realities? How to gather knowledge? How to practice?”

—Bryony Roberts, Log 48

The League and Log journal present a series of monthly Friday night conversations based on the recently published Log 48: Expanding Modes of Practice. Moderated by Bryony Roberts, guest editor of the issue, these online discussions bring together architects and designers whose work harnesses multiple modes of practice, exemplifying a “slipperiness” between fields. An online replacement for the insider’s view provided by the League’s First Friday programs, these informed but informal conversations are followed by a Q&A with attendees. 

For the second event of this series, urban designer Justin Garrett Moore, executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission, discussed his work with design in the public realm to address some of the issues raised on Log 48. The conversation addressed questions such as: How to work across the private and public sectors? How can New York City address public health and equity through design? What is the role of government in design, and how does it need to change moving forward?

This program is a partnership between The Architectural League and Log.