Expanding Modes of Practice: Justin Garrett Moore
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, will discuss his work with design in the public realm to address some of the issues raised on Log 48. The conversation will address 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?
Justin Garrett Moore has extensive experience in urban planning and design—from large-scale urban systems, policies, and projects to grassroots and community-based planning, design, and arts initiatives. At the Public Design Commission, his work focuses on prioritizing quality and excellence for the public realm and fostering accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in New York’s public buildings, landscapes, and art. He is a member of the American Planning Association’s AICP Commission, the Urban Design Forum, and BlackSpace. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and co-founder of Urban Patch.
Bryony Roberts leads the New York design and research practice Bryony Roberts Studio and teaches architecture and historic preservation at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She was the guest editor of Log 48: Expanding Modes of Practice.
Founded in 2003, Log is an independent journal of critical observations on architecture and the contemporary city.
This program is a partnership between The Architectural League and Log.