Upcoming Exhibitions

June 8 - September 10, 2011

GLIMPSES of New York and Amsterdam in 2040

New York and Amsterdam are exploring their long-term futures. Each city is affected by shifting demographics, changes in climate, energy transitions, and global economic patterns. They share extensive waterfronts, a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a long tradition of international collaboration and cultural diversity. The cities’ plans focus on creating vibrant and sustainable urban environments.

Glimpses of New York and Amsterdam in 2040 presents an exchange program between the Center for Architecture in New York and the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture (ARCAM). The organizations commissioned architects and landscape architects in both cities to contemplate the “future of the future,” with an emphasis on five basic necessities for living: breathing, eating, making, moving and dwelling.

Each glimpse is a powerful statement on the future of daily life in New York and Amsterdam. Combined, they provide insight into the way in which the cities may address long-term planning issues: the relationship between recreational and working waterfronts; the ecology, remediation and preservation of natural habitat; the control of rising water levels; the preservation and reuse of industrial infrastructure; and the role of transportation in better connecting cities.

Visit our Glimpses blog for updates throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Exhibition design: Q Collective

The foundations of these proposals can already be seen—the goal is that these provocations may influence the direction of each city’s efforts.

Featuring work by New York and Amsterdam firms: 
Interboro Partners
Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (SO-IL)
W Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Barcode Architects
DELVA Landscape Architects / Dingeman Deijs Architect
Space & Matter
van Bergen Kolpa

Exhibition and related programs organized by ARCAM and the Center for Architecture in collaboration with Urban Progress.

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their significant contributions to the exhibition:


Proper Stok


Crossing Sustainability and Mobility, Lecture by Ton Venhoeven – ARCAM at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 7, 2011, 6-8pm
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs/1.5 HSW/1.5 SD

Real Sustainability: New Buildings by SeARCH, Lecture by Bjarne Mastenbroek – ARCAM at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 8, 2011, 12-1:30pm
AIA CES: 1.0 LU / 1.0 HSW / 1.0 SD

Opening Reception at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 8, 2011, 6-8pm

Glimpses of Practice: New York/Amsterdam – ARCAM at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 9, 2011, 6:30-8pm

Rising Water and the City: A New Design Challenge?
with Swimming to Manhattan opening at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 10, 2011, 12-3pm
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs

Archiprix International - The Capital of Your World at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 10, 2011, 4:30-8pm
AIA CES: 1.5 LUs

New York / Amsterdam 2040: Breathing, Eating, Making, Moving, Dwelling at the Center for Architecture, NYC
June 11, 2011, 11am-5pm
AIA CES: 4.5 LUs / 4.5 HSW / 4.5 SD

Exhibition opens at ARCAM, Amsterdam
June 17, 2011

Debate: Planning the Future of New York and Amsterdam at ARCAM, Amsterdam
July 5, 2011

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