Photo: Iwan Baan
IdeasCity New York will take place Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Chrystie Street, one block from the New Museum. This free and public event, themed around “100 Actions for the Future City,” will be a daylong investigation of strategies, ideas, and propositions featuring artist talks, initiatives by local organizations, performances, workshops, and a panel of mayors including Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, and Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville, VA.
The main arena on September 16 will be the Forum Stage, where a distinguished roster of participating artists, architects, activists, and community builders will present an array of innovative ideas. Highlights of the 100 Actions for the Future City will include a presentation by Tania Bruguera on migration as civic intervention, David Byrne’s “Reasons to be Cheerful,” a conversation between Rick Lowe and Kemi Ilesanmi on community building, Trevor Paglen’s research on surveillance, a screening by Superflex, and Mel Chin’s presentation of his most recent work.
Forum Stage: 100 Actions for the Future City
Welcome by Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs
Introduction by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum, and Joseph Grima, IdeasCity Director
Eric Liu, Writer and Founder of Citizen University
Mel Chin, Artist
Kemi Ilesanmi, Community Leader and Executive Director of the Laundromat Project
Tania Bruguera, Activist and Artist
Trevor Paglen, Artist
Jonathan Rose, Urban Developer and Writer
dream hampton, Writer, Filmmaker, and Organizer
IdeasCity Detroit Fellows, moderated by Joseph Grima
Cézanne Charles, Community Leader
Nadina Christopoulou, Anthropologist
IdeasCity Athens Fellows, moderated by Joseph Grima
Spacebuster Live Stream
Bowery Poetry Slam
Julien Frydman, LUMA Arles
Henriette Waal, Atelier LUMA
IdeasCity Arles Fellows, moderated by Joseph Grima
Superflex, Artist Collective
Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, Artists and Architects, UCSD Cross-Border Initiative
Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Ghetto Gastro, Culinary Collective
Justin Garrett Moore, Urban Designer; Leslie Koch, Cultural Professional; and Rosanne Haggerty, Community Leader, in conversation
Ingrid LaFleur, Arts Advocate and Politician
Mayors panel: Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, and Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville, VA, moderated by Majora Carter, Urbanist
Bowery Poetry Slam
Kamau Ware, Historian
Paul Ramírez Jonas, Artist and Educator
Tatiana Bilbao, Architect
David Byrne, Musician
In conjunction with programming on the Forum Stage, a series of workshops and panel discussions will be held on-site, including a conversation on food and social justice with Ghetto Gastro; workshops on urban activism led by MTL+; Black Gotham walking tours led by Kamau Ware; workshops by the Drawing Center; Crossroads Conversations by Van Alen Institute; Columbia University’s GSAPP debates; a presentation by North Brooklyn Farms and Clocktower Radio; and projects by The Rockefeller Foundation Fellows at IdeasCity. Additionally, an array of food trucks helmed by Hester Street Café and Ghetto Gastro will be stationed along Rivington Street, one block from the festival.
Additionally, IdeasCity New York will present programming with the Architectural League, Bowery Poetry Club, Cooper Union, the Drawing Center, and Storefront for Art and Architecture, as well as local community initiatives in Lower Manhattan, the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, NEW INC, New Museum affiliate Rhizome, and Columbia University’s GSAPP.
For more information, visit ideas-city.org.