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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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Washed Up Trans­form­ing a Trashed Land­scape Ale­jan­dro Duran

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery,
2180 Third Avenue , New York, NY 10035 United States
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Washed Up is an ongo­ing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Ale­jan­dro Durán that addresses the issue of plas­tic pol­lu­tion mak­ing its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve.

Come see how this Ale­jan­dro Durán addresses these issues through art!

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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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After­Taste 2015: Inside Imag­i­na­tion (Day 2)

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The New School, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center,
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 United States
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What does it take to imag­ine? We live in an era of envi­ron­men­tal cri­sis and polit­i­cal unrest when com­plex sys­tems and data analy­sis dic­tate pro­jec­tions of an uncer­tain future. Inte­ri­or­ists study exist­ing places and are charged to imag­ine new worlds.

In After­Taste 2015 the Par­sons School of Con­structed Envi­ron­ments draw inspi­ra­tion from artists, edu­ca­tors, writ­ers, and sci­en­tists who work to tran­scend what we know, to cat­a­pult cul­ture into areas inspired and new.

On Feb­ru­ary 27 & 28, 2015, imag­i­na­tion alchemists, design­ers and experts gather to think and enact new pos­si­bil­i­ties and alter­na­tive paths through the inte­rior of the imagination.

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March 2015

The World’s Park Com­mu­nity Forum 1

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Queens Museum,
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 United States
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Do you want to par­tic­i­pate in cre­ative improve­ments to Flush­ing Mead­ows Corona Park?

Any­one inter­ested in the future of Flush­ing Mead­ows Corona Park is invited to come to the Queens Museum for pre­sen­ta­tions as well as activ­i­ties for all ages that will invite com­mu­nity mem­bers to thought­fully engage with, and con­tribute, bold ideas for improv­ing the access, cir­cu­la­tion, and over­all con­nec­tiv­ity of the park with its sur­round­ing communities.

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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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