As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Planning for another week in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of events around town that are worth checking out. Check back regularly to stay up to date.
This week's picks include a book talk that examines how the built environment shapes the human experience, and an evening with Rethink Studio about turning visions of a “Post-Robert Moses New York” into reality. Last but not least, Steven Holl and Chris McVoy will take part in a discussion about the new Queens Library at Hunters Point later this week.
Check out a free book talk about “Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives” by architectural historian and critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen, who will be in conversation with architect/educator Nader Tehrani. In her book, Goldhagen “utilizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to examine how the built environment profoundly shapes our feelings, memories, and well-being...”
Presented by Rethink Studio, this event “envisions a Post-Moses New York, what it means for the city, and how to make it a reality”. The evening will feature presentations and a panel discussion.
“Architects Steven Holl and Chris McVoy will be joined by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Noguchi Museum Director Jenny Dixon for a discussion on the new 22,000 sq.ft. Queens Library—its role as social condenser, designing for hardcopy and digital, and the relationship of the library to the city.”
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