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Thu 06.12.2014

Exhibition Opening | Open to the Public: Civic Space Now

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 12

Where: At The Center   

Join us for the joint opening of Open to the Public: Civic Space Now and an exhibition on Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, Barcelona. AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and David Dixon, FAIA, will be signing copies of their recently-published book, Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities.

Open to the Public: Civic Space Now focuses on the centrality of public space in urban life and the need to both augment and preserve truly open access to those spaces. Public space will not be treated as a luxury or “add-on”—a themed component of some larger commercial enterprise—but rather as an essential component of civic discourse. Indeed, no type of built environment reifies this year’s AIA New York Chapter’s presidential theme, ‘Civic Spirit Civic Vision’ more powerfully than public space: squares, plazas, parks, and streets.

The wide variety of public spaces will be divided into three categories: spaces designed and used primarily for congregation, circulation, or contemplation. The exhibition will consider the impact of global, digital communication on the nature of gathering, and the influence of the Occupy Movement and political demonstrations worldwide on our conception of the purpose of public space. At its core, public space demands that we focus on the relationship of the individual to the group, inviting New Yorkers to consider: How does the fact that we are citizens, not subjects, impact our built environment? Public space holds out the allure of taking one’s place in society, of expressing one’s identity, opinions, and beliefs. It also holds the potential for bearing witness and for being watched. The exhibition will explore issues of management, control, and surveillance.

Curator: Thomas Mellins
Designer: Athletics

Price: Free

AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and David Dixon, FAIA, will be signing copies of their recently-published book, Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities.

Open to the Public: Civic Space Now is an initiative of the 2014 Presidential theme: ‘Civic Spirit:Civic Vision.’


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Exhibition Opening | Open to the Public: Civic Space Now
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Exhibition Opening | Barcelona Glories: Dialogue & Transformation
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Open to the Public Symposium

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Sunday, June 15, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

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Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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AIANY Featured Guide Boat Tour - Signe Nielsen FASLA
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Public Space: Community and Privacy
Wednesday, July 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NYU & Washington Square: Changing Strategies of Growth and Design
Saturday, July 5, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Midtown Manhattan-Modernism Evolving: Crosstown Section: 53rd ST. (Approx.) East To West (Walking Tour)
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West Side Story: Evolution of Lincoln Center (Walking Tour)
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“Remembering The Future”: Architecture at The 1964/65 New York World's Fair (Walking Tour)
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9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center - Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and Original WTC (Walking Tour)
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Midtown Manhattan-Modernism Evolving: East 42nd St. United Nations and Vicinity (Walking Tour)
Saturday, August 16, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

New York's Civic Center: History of Its Urban Development & Architecture (Walking Tour)
Saturday, August 23, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The High Line, Hudson River Park and New Architecture in West Chelsea and The Far West Village
Saturday, August 30, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Future of Public Space
Friday, September 5, 6 pm - 8 pm

Midtown Manhattan-Modernism Evolving: The Park Avenue Corridor (Walking Tour)
Saturday, September 6, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Open to the Public: Civic Space Now is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition was made by possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

PATRONS

 

SPONSORS
CetraRuddy
Grimshaw Architects
Ennead Architects
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Peter Gisolfi Associates
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Thomas Phifer and Partners

SUPPORTERS
Capalino + Company
Desai Chia Architecture
Handel Architects
Ibex Construction
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
New York Building Congress
Stephen B. Jacobs Group
Syska Hennessy Group
TEN Arquitectos
Thornton Tomasetti
Zetlin & De Chiara

List as of March 26, 2014

Beverages generously provided by:

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