November 8, 2007 - January 26, 2008
Berlin - New York Dialogues: Building in Context
Two of the world’s most dynamic urban centers, Berlin and New York, are making radical transformations in their streets and skylines. Berlin - New York Dialogues investigates the changes in these two cities by looking at the contemporary built environment and mechanisms of urban regeneration – the social, political, economic, and cultural processes that affect building.
As the exhibition delineates, the sustainability of these cities’ neighborhoods is increasingly dependent on a critical mixture of identity, diversification, and infrastructure.
Against a background of data Berlin – New York Dialogues brackets three areas of each city. High-end projects and informal initiatives are featured and made comparable by a set of overarching topics: Culture as Catalyst, Community Activism, Gentrification, Open Space, and Governmental Intervention. Focus is given to the stories and forces behind the projects – the urban context.
Berlin - New York Dialogues is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall as part of Berlin in Lights, a festival taking place November 2-18, 2007.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Center for Architecture’s Global City Dialogues series exploring differences and commonalities between distinctive international cultural centers and New York City.
Organized by theCenter for Architecture and the German Center for Architecture DAZ in Berlin
Curatorial Team: Lynnette Widder, Kristien Ring, Sophie Stigliano, Rosamond Fletcher, Lutz Knospe
Research Assistants: Anthony Acciavatti, Elizabeth Snow, Anna Vallye
In cooperation with: Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, Deutsches Haus at NYU, and Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Exhibition Design & Graphics: Project Projects
Exhibition Architecture: MADE
Commissioned Photography: Noah Sheldon
Lead Sponsors: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Tishman Speyer Properties
The German Consulate in New York
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Thanks to the generous support of the Alfred Herrhausen Society the exhibition will travel to the DAZ (LINK www.daz.de ) in Berlin in March 2008. The exhibition will open on March 7 and be on view through June 2008. An exhibition symposium will take place at the Akademie der Künste on March 8/ 9, 2008.
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