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Tuesday 05/20 2:30PM-8PM


New Museum Directions

Future Resilient Cities

Hosted by IDEAS CITY / New Museum

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Photo: ETH Zurich / Dirk Hebel

The city is becoming a platform for civic interaction, capturing the imagination of scientists, programmers, economists, designers, and artists. This seminar, designed to generate a cohesive, creative, and innovative urban language, features an interdisciplinary team of experts from Zurich, New York. and Singapore. Future Resilient Cities calls for the breakdown of boundaries between genres and disciplines, the establishment of new thinking and doing, and the collaboration of all concerned inhabitants. The arts and sciences no longer need to reside in their respective petri dishes.

The Seminar is part of the Zurich Meets New York Festival. It is presented by ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in partnership with the Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) at New York University
and hosted by IDEAS CITY.

2:30–7 PM Seminar
7–8 PM Reception
Free admission; RSVP is required by May 13:


Alfredo Brillembourg
Founding Partner, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, Urban-Think Tank, ETH Zurich

Dirk Hebel
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Construction, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore

Constantine E. Kontokosta
Deputy Director of the New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)

Gerhard Schmitt
Chair of Information Architecture, Singapore ETH Centre
Senior Vice President, ETH Global

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity, May 16–23, 2014, highlights the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. Building on the upcoming centennial of the Dada movement and Zurich’s role as a twenty-first-century hub for artistic and scientific innovation, the festival features twenty-five events at venues across the city, and is presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the City of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and the University of Zurich. Watch the festival trailer.

IDEAS CITY explores the future of cities around the globe with the belief that arts and culture are essential to the vitality of urban centers, making them better places to live, work, and create. Founded by the New Museum in 2011, IDEAS CITY is a major collaborative initiative between hundreds of arts, education, and civic organizations. It provides an important platform for artists, architects, designers, urban planners, cultural critics, sociologists, technologists, and community leaders to exchange ideas, locate problems, propose solutions, and engage the public’s participation.

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