Tag Archives: design

30th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Civic Art Lab | Sustainability + Performance
The evening will feature performances that reflect on the intersection of sustainability, community, and the arts. Sliding scale donations for drinks and performances. All donations for this evening support the performers. Artists to be announced.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
28th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Civic Art Lab | Opening Event & Art Exhibition "Sustainability Through the Global Lens"
Come enjoy Civic Art Lab 2016's opening event, featuring talks by artists and sustainability professionals Chloe Holden and Grace Johnson.
by Alex Reice
28th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Civic Art Lab | Opening Event & Art Exhibition: "Sustainability Through the Global Lens"
Please join us for the Civic Art Lab 2016 opening event and an evening featuring talks by artists/sustainability professionals Grace Johnson and Chloe Holden.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
19th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing the World’s First Underground Park
Beneath the Williamsburg Bridge sits the Delancey trolley terminal, out of service for more than 60 years. A revolutionary project, called the Lowline, is transforming this under-utilized space into the world's first underground park. The Lowline Lab opened to the public this spring to serve as a testing ground and promote the concept while the full project continues to develop. Members of the multidisciplinary team will discuss in detail the innovative design, research and technologies used to bring plants (and people) below ground, and the ongoing testing, monitoring and measuring that will enable them to realize the full vision and join the ranks of other NYC parks that have turned abandoned spaces into urban oases.
by Chiara Zaccheo
9th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Zoning New York Scavenger Hunt
Open House New York and the Museum of the City of New York invite you to celebrate the centennial anniversary of New York City’s zoning resolution with a citywide scavenger hunt to uncover how the invisible forces of zoning have shaped the city around us, from the dramatic setbacks of Jazz Age skyscrapers to the vast open plazas of mid-century Modernism.
by Angie Koo
7th Jul-25th Aug 2016
Pop Up Maker Space at Pier 25
Calling all Makers! Join us at our outdoor Maker Space for weekly workshops challenging participants to design and construct solutions to real-world problems. Guided Maker workshops challenge participants to design and construct projects inspired by science and river concepts. Learn about the Hudson River through an engineering scope. Come tinker, test and build!
by Angie Koo
20th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Downtown Brooklyn Community Discussion: Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX)
Come learn more about the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) and share your thoughts !
by Lilas Randrianarivony
19th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Walking Tour: Coney Island, USA! with Dan Rhatigan
Take a break from the streets of Manhattan and head down to Brooklyn's Coney Island! Visit the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel and the Boardwalk!
by Angie Koo
14th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Wilderness Survival Skills with Destination Backcountry Adventures
Join Destination Backcountry Adventures to learn the essential skills & philosophy of survival to be prepared for the worst case scenario on your next adventure or just to gain a new perspective in your everyday life.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
13th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Person Place Thing: Jan Gehl
Join us for a conversation between Gehl and former “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times Randy Cohen in a live recording of the radio show Person Place Thing.
by Angie Koo
12th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
L Train Shutdown Charette
https://www.vanalen.org/events/l-train-shutdown-charette/ As neighborhoods along the L train brace for an interruption in service of unprecedented scale, this fast-paced competition asks interdisciplinary teams to propose implementable interventions that look beyond shuttle buses and private cars. Participants from both the design and non-design fields are invited to this program that asks how unforeseen design solutions can facilitate […]
by Marlyn Marrero
11th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
L.E.S. Decoded: Neighborhood Exploration & Conversation
How can we better grasp—and question—the complex building, city, and social codes that shape the neighborhoods around us? From the span of sidewalks and the lifetime of scaffolding to the rules of public restrooms and the limits of loitering, we’ll unravel the official and unofficial rules of public space
by Angie Koo
11th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Deciphering Manhattan
In Manhattan, habits of behavior and development go a long way in explaining New York’s place in the U.S. and the world. This simple walk through midtown tells what is where and why.
by colette
14th May 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Sunset Park Walking Tour: Diverse, Complex, Contested
Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide (and City Limits contributor) Norman Oder, along with neighborhood activist Maria Roca, on a wide-ranging tour of the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn !
by Lilas Randrianarivony
10th May 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Class: Environmental Design for Unity
Within the two-hour+ class, students will learn how to use Unity to create an eye-catching game environment that tells a unique story and runs well.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
22nd Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Day Clean Energy Vehicle Showcase
This year for Earth Day we are presenting a showcase of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and other alternative fuel technologies to the public to spread the word about these environmentally friendly vehicles that run on clean energy.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
21st Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
The Japanese Garden: Secrets of Natural Landscape Design
From prominent temple gardens in Kyoto to the tranquil stone oasis at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Shiro Nakane is keeping the art of the traditional Japanese garden alive.
by Paul Rivers
21st Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
SURE HOUSE: A Model of Resiliency
What uses 90% less energy than its conventional cousins, serves as an emergency power hub for the neighborhood after a storm, and has custom fiber-composite flood proofing integrated into the wall, floor, and roof assemblies, plus an off-grid, direct DC solar hot water system? The SURE HOUSE, with initial concepts developed in collaboration with a Parsons […]
by Ana Cecilia Deustua