Calendar of Events

Mon 09.10.2012

Oculus Book Talk: Beyond Zuccotti Park


When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Where: At The Center   

Join us for the launch and Oculus book talk for the new book Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space. Edited by Ron Shiffman, Rick Bell, Lance Jay Brown, and Lynne Elizabeth with Anastassia Fisyak and Anusha Venkataraman; Foreword by Michael Kimmelman

Occupy Wall Street has challenged First Amendment rights to freedom of assembly. Where and how can people congregate publicly today? Whose voices are heard and what factors limit participation of minorities in the Occupy movement? Three dozen social scientists, planners, architects, artists, and civil liberties experts explore the definition, use, role, and importance of public space for the exercise of democratic rights to free expression in a time of profound social change. This original, foundational work puts issues of democracy and civic engagement back into the center of dialogue about the built environment.

Contributing Authors:
Roland Anglin, Caron Atlas, Thomas Balsley, Shirin Barghi, Marshall Berman, Julian Brash, Wendy Brawer, Paul Broches, Carlton Brown, David Burney, Brennan Cavanaugh, Susan Chin, Alex Cooper, Arthur Eisenberg, Karen Franck, Mindy Fullilove, Gan Golan, Jeffrey Hou, Te-Sheng Huang, Lisa Keller, Brad Lander, Peter Marcuse, Jonathan Marvel, Signe Nielsen, Michael Pyatok, Michael Rios, Jonathan Rose, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Michael Freedman-Schnapp, Paula Segal, Sadra Shahab, Benjamin Shepard, Greg Smithsimon, Michael Sorkin, Nikki Stern, and Maya Wiley.

Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, ACSA, Distinguished Professor in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York

Peter Marcuse
, planner, lawyer, and professor emeritus of urban planning at Columbia University
Sadra Shahab, urban planner and civil rights activist
Nikki Stern, author and social commentator

Ron Shiffman
, FAICP, Professor, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

Closing Remarks:
Lynne Elizabeth
, Director, New Village Press

6:00 - 6:30pm     Doors open for book sales and informal discussion
6:30 - 8:30pm     Panel, Q&A
8:30 - 9:00pm     Refreshments and book signing

About the Editors:
Ron Shiffman is cofounder of the Pratt Center for Community Development and professor at the Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment. Rick Bell, FAIA is Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter. Lance Jay Brown, FAIA is an ACSA distinguished professor of architecture at the City College of New York. Lynne Elizabeth is director of New Village Press.

Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID - RSVP using the form to the right 
$10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160

About Oculus Book Talks

Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.

2012 Book Talk Series:

Monday, January 9, 2012: Grahame Shane, Urban Design Since 1945
Thursday, February 9, 2012: Charles Bloszies, Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations
Monday, March 12, 2012: Guy Gugliotta, Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Alexandra Lange, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Monday, April 30, 2012: Kenneth Frampton, Five North American Architects
Monday, June 11, 2012: Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders, Groundwork
Monday, July 9, 2012: John Hill, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
Monday, August 13, 2012: Joshua David, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Monday, September 10, 2012: Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Monday, October 15, 2012: David Adjaye, African Metropolitan Architecture
Monday, November 12, 2012: Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Monday, December 10, 2012: Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller Present Ezra Stoller, Photographer


Sorry, this event is sold out.

export vCalendar

The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012
(212) 683-0023

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 8pm
Sat: 11am to 5pm

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm