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Feb­ru­ary 2015

MoMA’s Uneven Growth: Tac­ti­cal Urbanisms for Expand­ing Megac­i­ties

February 1 @ 10:30 am - May 10 @ 5:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art,
11 W 53rd St., New York, NY 10019 United States
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In 2030, the world’s pop­u­la­tion will be a stag­ger­ing eight bil­lion peo­ple. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With lim­ited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the great­est chal­lenges faced by soci­eties across the globe.

To engage this inter­na­tional debate, Uneven Growth brings together six inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teams of researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers to exam­ine new archi­tec­tural pos­si­bil­i­ties for six global metropolises.

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Remem­ber­ing Yes­ter­day: Queens and Its World’s Fairs

February 1 @ 2:30 pm - March 31 @ 4:30 pm
Kingsland Homestead,
143-35 37th Avenue , Queens, NY United States
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Remem­ber­ing is both a col­lec­tive and a per­sonal activ­ity. In this exhi­bi­tion, both are on dis­play in rela­tion to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flush­ing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65.

Within this exhi­bi­tion, col­lec­tive mem­ory is rep­re­sented by shared expe­ri­ences of the Fairs and per­sonal mem­ory by the mem­o­ra­bilia drawn from the col­lec­tions of peo­ple who attended and fondly recall the Fairs.

Open Tues­days, Sat­ur­days and Sun­days, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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Pat­terns of Inter­est: Pho­tog­ra­phy by Stephen Mal­lon

February 6 @ 11:00 am - March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Kimmel Galleries, Kimmel Center for University Life,
60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10012 United States
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The Kim­mel Gal­leries of New York Uni­ver­sity are pleased to present Pat­terns of Inter­est: Pho­tog­ra­phy by Stephen Mal­lon, Included in this exhibit are 20 pho­to­graphic works by artist Stephen Mal­lon, whose work bridges the gap between fine art and photojournalism.

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Map­ping Brook­lyn Exhibit

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Map­ping Brook­lyn jux­ta­poses the work of con­tem­po­rary artists work­ing with his­toric maps, with exam­ples of maps them­selves, sug­gest­ing the myr­iad ways that maps can rep­re­sent, on the one hand, such prac­ti­cal mat­ters as way find­ing, prop­erty own­er­ship, pop­u­la­tion shifts, and war strat­egy, and on other, the ter­rain of the metaphor­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, and personal.

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March 2015


March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Poe Park Visitor Center,
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx,
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Have fun turn­ing dis­carded mate­ri­als into usable works of art in this free, family-friendly event.

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Bust­ing the Green Myth: What is Sus­tain­abil­ity?

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Centre For Social Innovation,
601 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 United States
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Look beyond the ‘green’ hype, get the deeper details on what the hell sus­tain­abil­ity is and how it relates to pro­fes­sional prac­tice and our per­sonal lives. The Un-School of Dis­rup­tive Design NYC will address the ways in which we can all help achieve it.

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Women, Cli­mate and Cities: : An Inter­sec­tional Per­spec­tive

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The New School, Orozco Room, Room 712, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall,
66 West 12th Street , New York, NY 10011 United States
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This event will focus on women’s role in rais­ing aware­ness as well as pro­vid­ing solu­tions to cli­mate change issues specif­i­cally within the urban context.

Par­tic­i­pants will exam­ine what women have brought to the table in the cli­mate move­ment as well as the spe­cific ben­e­fits of hav­ing a gen­dered approach to cli­mate change adap­ta­tion and mit­i­ga­tion strate­gies, namely, in terms of dis­as­ter risk recov­ery, green jobs and urban infra­struc­ture such as pub­lic transport.

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Decon­struct­ing the High Line: A Pub­lic Sym­po­sium

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The New School,
66 W.11th St., 5th floor , New York, NY 10003 United States
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A pub­lic dis­cus­sion on the High Line’s role in regards to urban design, ecol­ogy, pub­lic works, and cre­ative prac­tice with schol­arly opin­ion from urban stud­ies, art, archi­tec­ture, geog­ra­phy, and cul­tural analysts.

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New York City Safe Energy Coali­tion Meet­ing

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New York Environmental and Justice Law Project,
Suite 701, 11 Park Place , New York, NY United States
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NYCSEC, New York City Safe Energy Coali­tion, is devoted to clos­ing Indian Point and more. Started by Ken Gale to address three related issues: clos­ing Indian Point, grow­ing the renew­able energy indus­try, and mak­ing NYC build­ings more efficient.

The group meets the first and third Thurs­day of every month. at 6:30 pm for a potluck and 7:00 pm sharp for the meeting.

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Earth2Class Work­shop: New Insights on Ocean Acid­i­fi­ca­tion

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Columbia University Lamont Campus,
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 United States
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Earth2Class presents “New Insights on Ocean Acid­i­fi­ca­tion”, with Taro Takahashi,Taro Taka­hashi, Ewing Lam­ont Research Pro­fes­sor, Divi­sion of Geo­chem­istry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obser­va­tory, The Earth Insti­tute; Adjunct Pro­fes­sor, Depart­ment of Earth and Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences (DEES), Colum­bia University.

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