Van Alen Institute is pleased to present an evening of performances, talks, and reflections to celebrate the launch of Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape, an exploration of escape in the urban environment. Hosted in collaboration with ISSUE Project Room, the evening will bring together a diverse lineup featuring Richard Sennett, the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University; Keller Easterling, Professor of Architecture at Yale University and author of forthcoming Extrastatecraft; singer, musician, and artist Joseph Keckler; Ron Shiffman, Professor at Pratt’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, former director and co-founder of the Pratt Center for Community Development; Maria Chavez, curator and sound artist; designer and writer Benedict Singleton, and more, to explore how and why we escape the city, pushing the concept to its edges to see where Elsewhere may take us. The celebration will continue with drinks following the program. Tickets are $7. Register at www.vanalen.org/elsewhere starting Oct. 22. This event is part of a week of public programs that kick off Van Alen Institute's "Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape," a multi-year inquiry that will explore the experience of escape in the urban environment.
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