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Wednesday 11/07

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul—Tossing Adjectives

by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large, tagged with IDEAS CITY, Istanbul, Untapped Capital
Cover Image:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Pier with Chains, plate XVI from “The Imaginary Prisons (Le Carceri d’Invenzione),” 1745 (1761 edition). Etching

The New Museum took its movable project, IDEAS CITY, to Istanbul—invited there by the Istanbul Design Biennial and sponsored by Audi Urban Future Initiative. We hosted a keynote address by Amanda Burden, Commissioner of the New York City Department of City Planning, two panels devoted to the topic of Untapped Capital (Panel 1: Structures and Networks; Panel 2: Collaboration and Exchange), and two workshops in collaboration with SALT Galata. A final panel was devoted to a discussion of the role of mobility in the cities of tomorrow. During the course of these myriad events, a multitude of adjectives were applied to the word “city.” Those listed below were part of presentations, provocations, conceptualizations, and conversations.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Smoking Fire, plate VI from “The Imaginary Prisons (Le Carceri d’Invenzione),” 1745 (1761 edition). Etching

Real City
Livable City
Mutating City
Blurred City
Existing City
Nurturing City
Pragmatic City
Utopian City
Artificial City
Provisional City
Insular City
Rebuilt City
Transformative City
Dangerous City
Static City
Twenty-four-hour City
Syncretic City
Facebook City
Innovative City
Hybrid City
Essential City
Homogenous City
My City
Our City
Your City
Their City

Please take a moment and let us know what adjective/adjectives apply to your city and let’s continue the discussion.

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