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 »
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 »
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 »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »