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Mon 08.08.2016

Oculus Book Talk: FIGMENT


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, AUGUST 8

Where: At The Center   

Join us at the Center for Architecture as David Koren discusses his book FIGMENT: What is this? Why is nothing for sale? Why is everyone smiling?

The FIGMENT Project began in 2007 on Governor's Island with the simple premise that everyone is an artist and that art is something that everybody can create and interact with. FIGMENT has been named the Best Art Festival in New York City by The Village Voice and received the "Making the Case" award from the American Institute of Graphic Artists. 

FIGMENT now takes place in twelve cities throughout four countries. In New York City, the event brings together over 25,000 annual participants to engage with over 250 different art projects. 

Following his presentation, Koren will be joined by several members of The FIGMENT Project to discuss the major themes of the book.

David Koren, Founder, Executive Producer and Executive Director, The FIGMENT Project
Wylie Stecklow,  General Counsel and Board Secretary, The FIGMENT Project
Rae Klein, Finance Director and Board Treasurer, The FIGMENT Project
Ben Jones, treehouse artist; Producer, FIGMENT NYC 
Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP, City of Dreams Pavilion Director, FIGMENT NYC; Liaison, AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee 
Carlijn Urlings, Communications Director and Board Member, The FIGMENT Project

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

Price: free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID, $10 for non-members



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.

Upcoming Book Talks
Monday, September 12, 6-8 PM
Thursday, October 20, 6-8 PM



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