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IdeasCity New York

IdeasCity New York will take place September 16, 2017 at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Bowery.

IdeasCity, the New Museum’s civic platform that explores the future of cities with art and culture as a driving force, will culminate a two-year cycle of global residencies in Detroit, Athens, and Arles, with its biannual program IdeasCity New York. This free and public event, themed around “100 Actions for the Future City,” will be a day-long investigation of strategies, ideas, and propositions featuring artist talks, initiatives by local organizations, performances, workshops, and a mayoral panel.

Featured speakers will include Tania Bruguera, David Byrne, Mel Chin, Maurice Cox, Teddy Cruz, Justin Garrett Moore, Fonna Forman, Kemi Ilesanmi, Ingrid Lafleur, Eric Liu, Mil M2, Rick Lowe, Rosanne Haggerty, dream hampton, Trevor Paglen, Leslie Koch, Superflex, Kasim Reed, Jonathan Rose, Kamau Ware, and fellows from past IdeasCity residencies, among others.

IdeasCity New York will present programs with its Executive Committee members—The Architecture League, Bowery Poetry Club, Cooper Union, The Drawing CenterStorefront for Art and Architecture —and local community organizations in Lower Manhattan, as well as the New Museum’s Education Department, NEW INC, and Museum affiliate Rhizome.

A notable feature of this year’s IdeasCity is an open arena of modular structures, designed by Thomas Lommée & Christiane Hoegner/OpenStructures, which will serve as the site for a public forum. The staging is made possible by IdeasCity’s design partner A/D/O, a creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, dedicated to expanding the reach of design.

Support for IdeasCity New York

Leadership support for IdeasCity New York and the IdeasCity fellowship program is provided by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Lead support for IdeasCity New York is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

A/D/O is the design partner for IdeasCity New York.

New York magazine is media partner for IdeasCity New York.

Special thanks:

The Bowery Hotel

The Standard Hotel, East

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