Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner
It’s the dawn of a new age in the city as architects, designers, or anyone with an innovative idea, are seizing the opportunity to advocate for creative projects that change the fabric of the urban environment. Pitching the City: New Ideas for New York is a signature event co-hosted by the Municipal Art Society and Architizer that offers a platform for fresh ideas that use New York’s untapped capital—the theme of this year’s Festival—in inventive ways. The founders of the LowLine, +Pool, New Lab, NYFi, and the Hudson River Powerhouse will have the chance to pitch their ideas to a diverse jury of experts and fellow urban enthusiasts. Joining us on the jury is Nick Denton, Gawker.com; Pat Kiernan, NY1; Roy Kim, Extell; Nazli Parvizi, Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit; Christopher Sharples, SHoP Architects; Megan Sheekey, Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City; Yeohlee Teng, designer.
Each pitch will be followed by several minutes of questions and feedback from the jury. At the end, the audience members will be asked to vote with their mobile devices on their favorite project. The winner will receive editorial assistance in launching a campaign, as well as the opportunity to present their proposal at the annual MAS Summit for New York City in October. They will also be given exposure and media coverage from MAS and on Architizer and their affiliated social media networks.
This high-energy pitch session of the will take place on Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, an architectural gem tucked inside Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. The event is free but RSVP is requested.