Tag Archives: design

8th-9th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to the Circular Economy Conference & Research Collaborative!
The Tishman Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) invite you to join us at Design, Justice & Zero Waste: Exploring Pathways to a Circular Economy conference and research collaborative. You will be part of a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists. The […]
by isil
4th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis
This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining […]
by isil
28th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing to Avoid Disaster
Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, […]
by isil
24th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainability Crash Course
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Pratt’s CSDS will host the 8th annual Sustainability Crash Course, a day-long series of presentations, panel discussions and workshops with a host of experts from Pratt’s faculty and elsewhere.  In years past we have had over 20 different speakers present topics including Ecology, Biomimicry, Packaging Design, Life-Cycle Assessment, Fashion, Architecture, Policy […]
by isil
28th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities
Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change […]
by isil
22nd Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Social Equity in the Built Environment
In creating a sustainable building, what if we could create something that helps the people in the community, the people who take care of the building and the people who physically built the building? What if we really understood how to have a dialogue about the sometimes thorny issues of equity in a way that […]
by miranda
21st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change and the Future of Cities
What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world […]
by isil
14th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Beyond Green Growth: Policymaking under Planetary Boundaries for the Transformations Towards Sustainable Development
In 2015, the United Nations announced a document known as ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which is built around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda stresses the need to change our development path. Indeed, the existing development models do not fit this new agenda, and several alternatives have been proposed. […]
by isil
21st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making
Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials are provided.
by Truly Johnson
9th-10th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Drop Shop
By definition, the word “renew” is the act of restoring to existence once again. Renewear is a company that uses a brand as a point of educating the local community on the production methods the fashion world relies on today. The cultural market in which we live fails to publicize the practices around the supply […]
by Truly Johnson
7th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Temple of Manufacturing
Temple of Manufacturing presents COMPANY’s long-term project: SECRETS. Traveling to remote sites around the world to learn crafting processes unique to particular industries and places, the duo (comprised of Aamu Song and Johan Olin) has collaborated over the last decade with a variety of communities to rethink the very processes and knowledge embedded in these […]
by gabrielav
17th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Tour: Elevated Design
Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Tours are […]
by Victoria Tsang
12th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Inside the Public Design Commission Archive, NYC's Design Review Agency
*While New York Adventure Club does not charge for events hosted by the NYC government, a deposit will be required to discourage no-shows, which will be fully refunded upon attendance. Join New York Adventure Club as we take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Public Design Commission Archive, which maintains an archive of projects reviewed […]
by Marlyn Marrero
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future
In 2016, The New York Times asked Vishaan Chakrabarti and his firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of Penn Station that would address issues not resolved by current initiatives to redevelop the Farley Post Office. Most notably, the Farley plans do not solve the problem that a very large proportion of daily users of the station cannot use a redeveloped Farley building because of the position of Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit platforms, which are largely located between Seventh and Eighth avenues and cannot be moved. On February 23, Vishaan Chakrabarti will present the proposal in a program co-sponsored by The Architectural League and the Regional Plan Association.
by Angie Koo
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Big Deals: Visionary Responses to Climate Change in NYC
At this moment, two very different and unusual projects for addressing climate change are being explored in New York City. Plans are proceeding for a project by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to create a storm barrier called The Dryline (BIG U), which addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon […]
by Marlyn Marrero
13th-22nd Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter
For over 60 million persons in the world today, shelter is defined through constant movement or escape. Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter explores the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies. From the strengthening of international borders to the logistics of mobile housing systems, how […]
by Marlyn Marrero
2nd Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Disruptive Energy Futures
Featuring Distinguished Guest Speaker Physicist Amory Lovins, consultant to business and government leaders, is co-founder and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute. The RMI Headquarters building’s energy- and water-saving features are among the most advanced in the world: almost all the space- and water-heating energy it uses is solar, it uses about a tenth the […]
by Marlyn Marrero
18th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
The Biophilic Workplace - What's Old is New Again
Join us for a lively discussion with practitioners on the leading edge of biophilic design. How can biophilic principles support a healthier, more resilient urban environment? What does a biophilic workplace look like? Does it really provide tangible benefits to productivity and the bottom line? What bioinspired innovative strategies and products are being developed? Come find out.
by Lilas Randrianarivony