IdeasCity New York will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Chrystie Street, one block from the New Museum. This free and public event, themed around “100 Actions for the Future City,” will be a daylong investigation of strategies, ideas, and propositions featuring artist talks, initiatives by local organizations, performances, workshops, and a panel of mayors including Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, and Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville, VA.
The main arena on September 16 will be the Forum Stage, where a distinguished roster of participating artists, architects, activists, and community builders will present an array of innovative ideas. Highlights of the 100 Actions for the Future City will include a presentation by Tania Bruguera on migration as civic intervention, David Byrne’s “Reasons to be Cheerful,” a conversation between Rick Lowe and Kemi Ilesanmi on community building, Trevor Paglen’s research on surveillance, a screening by Superflex, and Mel Chin’s presentation of his most recent work.
Forum Stage: 100 Actions for the Future City
10 AM Introduction by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum, and Joseph Grima, IdeasCity Director
10:20 AM Eric Liu, Writer and Founder of Citizen University
10:40 AM Mel Chin, Artist
11:00 AM Rick Lowe, MacArthur Fellow and Project Row Houses Founder, in conversation with Kemi Ilesanmi, Community Leader
11:20 AM Tania Bruguera, Activist and Artist
11:40 AM Trevor Paglen, Artist
12 PM Jonathan Rose, Urban Developer and Writer
12:20 PM dream hampton, Writer, Filmmaker, and Organizer
12:40 PM IdeasCity Detroit Fellows, moderated by Joseph Grima
12:50 PM Cézanne Charles, Community Leader
1 PM Nadina Christopoulou, Anthropologist
1:20 PM IdeasCity Athens Fellows, moderated by Joseph Grima
1:40 PM Space Buster Live Stream
1:50 PM Bowery Poetry Slam
2 PM Julien Frydman, LUMA Arles
2:20 PM IdeasCity Arles Fellows, moderated by Joseph Grima
2:40 PM Superflex, Artist Collective
3 PM Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Artists and Architects, UCSD Cross-Border Initiative
3:20 PM MTL+, Activist Collective
3:30 PM Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture
3:40 PM Mil M2, Art and Architecture Collective
3:50 PM Ghetto Gastro, Culinary Collective
4 PM Bowery Poetry Slam
4:10 PM Justin Garrett Moore, Urban Designer; Leslie Koch, Cultural Professional; and Rosanne Haggerty, Community Leader, in conversation
4:50 PM Ingrid LaFleur, Arts Advocate and Politician
5 PM Mayoral panel: Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, and Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville, VA, moderated by Majora Carter, Urbanist
5:50 PM Bowery Poetry Slam
6 PM Paul Ramírez Jonas, Artist and Educator
6:10 PM Kamau Ware, Historian
6:20 PM Tatiana Bilbao, Architect
6:40 PM David Byrne, Musician
In conjunction with programming on the Forum Stage, a series of workshops and panel discussions will be held on-site, including a conversation on food and social justice with Ghetto Gastro; workshops on urban activism led by MTL+; Black Gotham walking tours led by Kamau Ware; workshops by the Drawing Center; Crossroads Conversations by Van Alen Institute; Columbia University’s GSAPP debates; a presentation by North Brooklyn Farms and Clocktower Radio; and projects by The Rockefeller Foundation Fellows at IdeasCity. Additionally, an array of food trucks helmed by Hester Street Collaborative and Ghetto Gastro will be stationed along Rivington Street, one block from the festival.
Additionally, IdeasCity New York will present programming with the Architectural League, Bowery Poetry Club, Cooper Union, the Drawing Center, and Storefront for Art and Architecture, as well as local community initiatives in Lower Manhattan, the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, NEW INC, New Museum affiliate Rhizome, and Columbia University’s GSAPP.
For more information, visit ideas-city.org.
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