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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art in this free, family-friendly event.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »