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Event: March 8 - Reinventing Goethe, part 2

Sent March 3rd 2009

Untitled Document Wyoming Building, 5 East Third Street Reinventing Goethe, part 2 Sunday March 8, 2009 noon - 5pm Goethe-Institut New York Wyoming Building 5 East Third Street New York, NY 10003 Please join us for an afternoon at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building. As part of the Armory Arts Week the Goethe-Institut New York invites you to intervene in the process of reinventing the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, its new downtown event space. The spa...

Exhibition: January 29 at common room 2: Visualizing SPURA

Sent January 22nd 2009

Untitled Document Visualizing SPURA an exhibition by students of the City Studio at Eugene Lang/New School and Prof. Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, in collaboration with the initiative SPURA Matters, a project of Place Matters, GOLES and the Pratt Center for Community Development. January 29 - March 21, 2009 Opening Reception: Thursday January 29, 6-8pm --- Forty years ago, New York City took ownership of an area on the Lower East Side bounded by Essex, Delancey, Grand, and Wi...

Exhibition + Lecture: 5 Obstructions (for Architecture)

Sent January 9th 2009

Untitled Document Statue of Chester Alan Arthur in Madison Square Park 5 Obstructions (for Architecture) Exhibition: January 9, 2009 - January 30, 2009 Lecture: Thursday January 22, 6:30pm Häfele America Co. 25 East 26th Street (at Madison Avenue) New York, NY 10010 The common room lecture and installation 5 Obstructions (for Architecture) address the crisis of innovation and creativity within the current cultural landscape. The exhibition and lec...

Dialogue: Dec 12 - Architecture and Institutions

Sent December 6th 2008

Untitled Document Oppositions Reader - Aspects of Modernism: Maison Domino and the Self-Referential Sign, Peter Eisenman Architecture and Institutions Olympia Kazi with Linda Norden, Damon Rich, Beth Stryker and Gwendolyn Wright Friday December 12, 6:30pm Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 Please join us for a dialogue with Olympia Kazi (Executive Director, Institute for Urban Design), Linda Norden (Director, Amie and Tony J...

Exhibition: November 21 at common room 2: Form Groups!

Sent November 16th 2008

Untitled Document Form Groups! ifau & Jesko Fezer November 21 - December 20, 2008 Opening Reception: Friday November 21, 6-8pm --- Established in 1998, ifau - institute for applied urbanism is a working group of architects focusing on interrelated, interdisciplinary projects, including architectural and urban design, research, installations and events in the urban context. As a main issue ifau investigates possibilities to transfer urban diversity into architectural s...

Discussion: David Reinfurt with David Senior - EVERY DAY THE URGE GROWS...

Sent November 9th 2008

Untitled Document A Short Account of the Library EVERY DAY THE URGE GROWS STRONGER TO GET HOLD OF AN OBJECT AT VERY CLOSE RANGE BY WAY OF ITS LIKENESS, ITS REPRODUCTION David Reinfurt with David Senior Friday November 14, 12:30pm Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 Please join us for a discussion with David Reinfurt and David Senior. David Reinfurt of Dexter Sinister will discuss a recently commissioned short-run book composed of texts previously published online as Porta...

Book Launch: Nov 6 - Communist Guide to New York City

Sent October 31st 2008

Untitled Document Communist Guide to New York City - book and map Communist Guide to New York City Yevgeniy Fiks Book Launch Thursday November 6, 6-7 pm at common room 2 465 Grand Street - rear lobby (entrance on East Broadway) Please join us for the lauch of the first common books publication. Communist Guide to New York City is a collection of 76 photographs of buildings, public places, and sites in New York City, that are connected to the histor...

Discussion: Anthony Schuman with David Burney - Place and Progress

Sent October 7th 2008

Untitled Document Community Room, Amalgamated Dwellings (Grand Street, NY) Place and Progress: Contextualizing common room Anthony Schuman with David Burney Friday October 10, 6pm Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 Please join us for a discussion with Anthony Schuman and David Burney. The international cooperative movement generally traces its roots to the Rochdale Pioneers, a group of weavers organized by Robert Owen in the ...

Discussion: Guido Hartray - Public and Private Space Around Us

Sent September 24th 2008

Untitled Document Public and Private Space Around Us Guido Hartray Friday September 26, 6pm Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 Please join us for a discussion with Guido Hartray at the Center for Architecture. Between Jose Luis Sert’s compilation of the principles of the Athens Charter in “Can our Cities Survive” (1939) and his projects and writings of the 1950’s including “Can Patios Make Cities” (1953), public space emerges as a promin...

Event: Sept 19 - Park(ing) Day 2008 at the Center for Architecture

Sent September 17th 2008

Untitled Document Bird's eye view of Washington Square Park Park(ing) Day 2008 Friday September 19, 8am - 8pm Center for Architecture Park (in a parking space opposite the CFA) 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012 common room, with Guido Hartray and the New Practices New York Committee, is setting up a field station in a parking space at the CFA to study the private use of public places and the public use of private spaces, focusing on three parks in the immediate...

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