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Founding Supporter The Festival of Ideas for the New City is made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David & Hermine Heller. Lead Sponsor

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Producing Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors Toby Devan Lewis John S. Wotowicz and Virginia D. Lebermann Media Partner


Festival of Ideas for the New City The Festival of Ideas for the New City is a major new collaborative initiative in New York. It involves scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it. The Festival includes a conference of symposia, lectures and workshops; an innovative StreetFest along the Bowery; and more than one hundred independent projects and public events. Visit festivalofideasnyc.com for more information. Organizing Partners

New Museum, Founder The Architectural League Bowery Poetry Club C-Lab, Columbia University Center for Architecture The Cooper Union

The Drawing Center NYU Wagner PARC Foundation Storefront for Art and Architecture Swiss Institute

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Conference Wednesday through Saturday, May 4–7 A conference of symposia, lectures, and workshops with visionaries and leaders—including exemplary mayors, forecasters, architects, artists, economists, and technology experts—addressing the Festival themes: The Heterogeneous City, The Networked City, The Reconfigured City, and The Sustainable City. Events take place at The Cooper Union, NYU Wagner, and the New Museum. Program subject to change. Please visit festivalofideasnyc.com for updates.

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00pm

Rem Koolhaas

Keynote Address: Rem Koolhaas $25. Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, NYU, 60 Washington Sq South

Co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects and thinkers of the past three decades. Koolhaas is the founder of AMO, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues. He is a recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the author of such landmark books as Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan and S, M, L, XL . He is Professor in Practice at Harvard’s School of Design, Department of Architecture. The New Museum presents Cronocaos, OMA’s installation that asserts the critical position of preservation in architecture and urbanism. The exhibition will take place at the New Museum’s 3,600 square foot, partially renovated ground floor space at 231 Bowery. It includes historic objects and photographs, analysis of the rapid growth of preserved urban and natural territories, and a take-away display of OMA’s projects spanning thirty-five years. Cronocaos redefines this underexplored theme as one of urgency within and beyond architecture’s disciplinary boundaries. Lead sponsor: American Express

Thursday, May 5, 1:00–3:00pm

The Heterogeneous City Panel Discussion

© Dominik Gigler

$10. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)

The heterogeneous city is the stimulating city: diverse complex, tolerant. The ideal heterogeneous city has a kind of dynamic equilibrium; the real one is frequently, if not constantly, involved in struggles over terrain and influence. A panel of activists, artists, and analysts discusses why heterogeneity is so crucial to great urbanism, what threatens it, and what it takes to sustain it.


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Jaron Lanier

The Networked City Panel Discussion $10. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)

The networked city is the efficient city. Virtually all urban systems are networked, from the streets to the water supply to security and surveillance—and new networks, mostly virtual, are superimposed on our lives every day. Does this interconnectedness make us more vulnerable as well as more effective and efficient? A panel of media theorists and technology visionaries considers the impacts and implications of our networked lives.

Adam Greenfield

Managing Director of Urbanscale, an urban systems design firm, Greenfield is former head of design direction and user interface for Nokia. He is the author of Everyware: The dawning of the age of ubiquitous computing and the forthcoming The City is Here for You to Use.

Natalie Jeremijenko New-media artist and engineer Jeremijenko is an Associate Professor in Visual Art/Computer Science/Environmental Studies at NYU, where she develops strategies that employ new technologies to track and remediate environmental changes. Anthony Townsend

Research Director of the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit research group, Townsend researches the impact of new technologies on cities and public institutions. He is a member of the National Foreign Trade Council’s Global Information Forum Brain Trust.

© Jonathan Sprague

McKenzie Wark Chair of Culture and Media Studies and Associate Dean at the New School’s Eugene Lang College, Wark is the author of A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory. Moderator: Joseph Grima Editor-in-Chief of Domus magazine, Grima is an architect and former director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture. He teaches at Moscow’s Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design and is the co-founder (with Pedro Reyes) of the Urban Genome Project, dedicated to “mapping the code on which cities are written.” Vito Acconci

Visual artist and performance pioneer Acconci has, since the late 1980s, turned his attention to architecture. His practice, Acconci Studio, is known for its rethinking of public space and the public responsibility of the built environment.

Jonathan Bowles

Director of the Center for an Urban Future, Bowles oversees a public policy organization that works to improve the overall health of New York City. He has written extensively on key economic trends, diversification, and the importance of small businesses to large cities.

Rosanne Haggerty Recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Award, Haggerty is the founder of Common Ground, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to homelessness in cities throughout the US. Common Ground operates and develops housing facilities across the country. Suketu Mehta Professor of Journalism at NYU, Mehta is the award-winning author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, an extraordinary historical portrait of “the biggest, fastest, richest city in India.” He is currently working on a nonfiction book on contemporary immigrants in New York City. Moderator: Jonathan F.P. Rose

Founder of Rose Companies, a green real-estate development, planning, consulting, and investment firm, Rose also chairs the MTA’s Blue Ribbon Commission of Climate Change. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and Co-Chair of its Climate and Energy Committee.

Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm

The Networked City Keynote Address: Jaron Lanier $10. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)

Author of the best-selling You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto, Jaron Lanier has long been associated with Virtual Reality research and founded VPL Research, the first company to market VR products. He has served as Chief Scientist of Advanced Network and Services and as Lead Scientist of the National Teleimmersion Initiative, a coalition of research universities studying advanced applications for Internet2. He has recently served as Scholar at Large for Microsoft and currently acts as their Partner Architect.

Friday, May 6, 2:00–4:30pm

The Reconfigured City Presentation and Discussion $10. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)

The reconfigured city is the adaptable city, one that can continually rethink and remake itself without destroying its fundamental character. In this series of presentations, two architects, an artist trained as an architect, and an entrepreneur talk about how we can adapt, hack, amplify, and more productively use what


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we have; how we can tap into the unused excess capacity of our workspaces and transportation systems; and radically re-envision existing buildings and social practices to keep our cities useful long into the future.

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Friday May, 6, 5:00–6:00pm

The Sustainable City Keynote Address: Antanas Mockus

Robin Chase

$10. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)

Elizabeth Diller

Former President of the National University of Colombia, Antanas Mockus went on to serve two terms as the Mayor of Bogotá. Under Mockus’s leadership, water usage dropped 40 percent; 7,000 community security groups were formed; the homicide rate fell 70 percent; and traffic fatalities dropped by over 50 percent. In 2010, he ran for President of Colombia (with Sergio Fajardo as his running mate) on the Green Party ticket. He is currently President of Corpovisionarios, an organization consulting cities on addressing their problems through social mechanisms.

Founder and CEO of GoLoco, an online ridesharing community, Chase also founded and is the former CEO of Zipcar. Currently she leads Meadow Networks, a consulting firm that advises city, state, and federal government agencies on wireless applications in the transportation sector. Founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Diller is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. She and her partner Ricardo Scofidio were the first architects to be awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, and their practice is currently leading the design of the High Line and the redesign of Lincoln Center.

Frank Duffy Founder of DEGW, an architectural firm devoted to strategic consultancy that helps businesses create social-scientifically informed workspaces, Duffy is also the author of Work and the City, which tracks the symbiotic relationship between modern architecture and office design. Pedro Reyes

Architect and artist Reyes’s work is part shelter and part sculpture focusing on the interplay between physical and social space. He is (with Joseph Grima) the co-founder of the Urban Genome Project which is assembling an index of tools for improving the urban environment.

John Fetterman

Elizabeth Diller

Antanas Mockus

© Abelardo Morrell

Pedro Reyes

Greg Nickels

Friday, May 6, 7:00–8:30pm

The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel $10. The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.)

The sustainable city is the city with a future. Between greenwashing and scolding, it is easy to be cynical about admonitions to change our resource-consuming habits, but the fact is that our future depends on it—and on making our cities not only environmentally but economically and politically sustainable as well. A group of leading Mayors discusses their work on making their cities ready and open for the long-term future. Frank Duffy

Prologue by David Byrne

Musician, artist, producer, activist, and columnist are among the many hats worn by David Byrne. He is well known for his work with the band Talking Heads, and his collaborations with such diverse artists as Brian Eno and Celia Cruz. He is the author of Bicycle Diaries and is a passionate spokesman for the increased use of bicycles for transport. Robin Chase


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Sergio Fajardo As mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo transformed his city from the murder capital of the world into a tourist destination and one of the safest cities in Colombia. His instruments of change were urban and architectural renewal, as well as a transformed transportation system. John Fetterman

As two-time mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, John Fetterman has drawn national attention for his efforts to transform a dying rust-belt city into a center for the arts and a beacon for economic revitalization and community renewal.

Greg Nickels While mayor of Seattle (2002–10), Greg Nickels reduced the city’s greenhouse gas emissions “to meet or beat” the levels stipulated in the Kyoto protocols. His agenda included innovation in transportation, public safety, green jobs, and climate protection. He spearheaded the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement (2005). Michael Nutter

Michael Nutter

In early 2009 Mayor Nutter launched Greenworks Philadelphia, a 15-point plan to make Philadelphia the greenest city in the United States, with initiatives in areas including green jobs, local food, recycling, and energy conservation. In 2010, Philadelphia won the 2010 Sustainable Community Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Moderator: Kurt Andersen

Sergio Fajardo

Host of Peabody Award-winning Studio 360, a coproduction of Public Radio International and WNYC, Kurt Andersen is also co-founder and editor of Spy magazine. He is the author of two novels, Heyday and Turn of the Century.

Panels and symposia are made possible by a generous gift from Toby Devan Lewis. The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel is made possible by a generous gift from John S. Wotowicz and Virginia D. Lebermann.

Saturday, May 7, 10:00am–12:00pm

World Café: Downtown NYC Policy Issues Workshop Session 1 $10 (limited to 60 participants). NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St.

World Café is an innovative “group-sourcing” practice, enabling successive small groups to focus on aspects of a particular problem or issue. A topic is broken into sub-questions, each addressed at one table in the “café”; after a set period of smallgroup conversation, participants move to a different table, where each moderator summarizes the previous conversation and opens a new discussion. Through multiple rounds, each component part of an issue is thoroughly aired—and each participant has an opportunity to address different questions. In the morning sessions, NYU Wagner and IDEO will collaborate to highlight policy challenges and elicit solutions that can help create a better downtown New York. Using yourlist.org, the organizers will solicit and aggregate citizen views to identify downtown residents’ issues and concerns, which will then be addressed in World Café-format discussions. Following the Festival, OpenIDEO will select one or more of the most prominent issues for its “Challenges” program, in which citizens and experts from around the globe weigh in with suggested solutions.

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Saturday, May 7, 2:00–4:00pm

World Café: Built Environment Workshop Session 2 $10 (Limited to 60 participants). NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St.

In the afternoon, a group of highly innovative architects, artists, and entrepreneurs brought together by the Architectural League and the New Museum will lead World Café sessions on how the themes of the Festival—The Heterogeneous City, The Networked City, The Reconfigured City, and The Sustainable City—can take form in specific ideas and proposals for the New City. Session leaders are:

David Benjamin Director of The Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Benjamin is also the Principal of the architecture practice The Living. Andrea Blum

Artist and Professor at Hunter College, C.U.N.Y., Blum lectures frequently on the relation between art, architecture and public space. She has designed social sculptures for permanent and temporary projects internationally.

Anna Dyson

Director of The Center for Architecture, Science, and Ecology (CASE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dyson is currently directing multidisciplinary research for on-site energy generation.

Mitchell Joachim Co-founder of Planetary ONE and Terreform ONE, Joachim is a Clinical Associate Professor of Architecture, Urban Planning and Sustainable Design at NYU’s Gallatin School. Lydia Kallipoliti

Assistant Professor at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union, Kallipoliti is a practicing architect, engineer, and theorist. She is the founder of Eco Redux, an innovative archival and design resource.

Mitch McEwen

Founder and Director of Superfront, McEwen is dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of radical contemporary architecture. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP.

Jorge Otero-Pailos Founder and Editor of the journal Future Anterior, Otero-Pailos created this first American peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the state of historic preservation. He teaches courses such as the Theory and Practice of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s GSAPP. Roo Rogers Co-founding partner of OZOlab and the former CEO of OZOcar, Rogers has shaped the OZOlab to provide consulting services to consumer companies that need to drive sustainable innovation throughout their business model. Saturday, May 7, 5:00-6:00pm

World Café: Report Out Workshop Session 2 Free. New Museum Theater, 235 Bowery

Moderators and participants from World Café Session 2 regroup for a “report out.” Moderators present the results of the workshops followed by a lively discussion amongst participants.

Ticket Information Tickets for each event may be purchased at: festivalofideasnyc.com. A Festival Conference Pass is available for $65, guaranteeing your entry to all events occurring May 4–6. Workshops that take place on May 7 are not included in the Festival Conference Pass.


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StreetFest Saturday, May 7, 11:00am to 7:00pm An innovative, minimal-waste, outdoor StreetFest takes place along the Bowery and in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. 100+ local grassroots organizations and small businesses present model practices and products in a unique environment. “The Worms,” a new design for street fair tents, makes its debut. Rain or shine! Program subject to change. Please visit festivalofideasnyc.com for updates. Visit NYC-ARTS.org for your Festival iPhone app and details about events and activities.

Alliance for the Arts NYC ARTS Digital Media Booth E x hibition

The NYC ARTS Digital Media Booth is the source for detailed information on over 900 cultural institutions, including every arts group present at the Festival. Anne Apparu There Are No Recipes

Article22 & Project peaceBOMB Project peaceBOMB V endor

Project peaceBOMB supports artisans that make bracelets from American bombs dropped during the Secret War in Laos, 1964–73. Each purchase funds artisans, village development, and clearance of bombs from farmland.

Family Activity

Participants choose, prepare, and feast on local ingredients and share their experience on film.

Asian Americans for Equality, Inc. Informational Tabling and Children’s Activities

The Architectural League Urban Omnibus

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization committed to community service and the empowerment of immigrants, low-income families, and minorities throughout NYC.

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A series of posters designed by Civic Center will be exhibited at the StreetFest, presenting good ideas for the future of cities, ideas that originally appeared on Urban Omnibus. ArtHome Homebuyer and Foreclosure Prevention Training for Artists, Independent Workers and Low-to-Moderate-Income New Yorkers (in Conjunction with NYMC) Workshop

ArtHome and the New York Mortgage Coalition present homebuyer training and foreclosure prevention information, handbooks, and workshops.

BIKE BOX A mobile media bicycle tour T our

BIKE BOX is an open-source iPhone app that lets you tag the city with audio graffiti while you ride your bike. Check out a bike and speakers, and explore and interpret the neighborhood.

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors Save the Bowery! E x hibition

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors presents information about the historical and cultural significance of the Bowery, and the efforts to preserve and protect it.

The Bowery Mission Bowery Mission Rooftop Farming Project E x hibition

The Bowery Mission inaugurates its own sustainable urban farming program transforming a portion of its roof into a vegetable garden.


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Broadcastr (A project of Electric Literature) Broadcastr’s Bowery Audio Map

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Brooklyn Grange Farm, Windowfarms, & Goldie’s Soap Made in NYC

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A free app streams geolocated stories told in the voices of the people who live and work in the neighborhood. The project expands in real time with contributions from visitors.

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Brooklyn Grange Farm, Windowfarms, and Goldie’s Soap offer a sustainable selection of seedlings, DIY home gardening kits, and allnatural skincare products.

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Café Habana and Habana Works Kids Corner presented by Habana Works Family Activity

Learn how to make a Corn Husk Doll using discarded corn husks, and then make a smoothie on Café Habana’s Human Powered Bike Blender!

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Cooper Square Committee D emonstration

Cooper Square Committee presents an interactive map of NYC showing housing affordability by neighborhood. Visitors can fill out affordable housing applications. The Cooper Union Hearth by Audrey Berman E x hibition

The Cooper Union showcases a mobile bakery by thesis student Audrey Berman. Creative Time Presents The Ghana Think Tank Mobile Unit E x hibition

Founded in 2006, the Ghana Think Tank is a worldwide network of think tanks creating strategies to resolve local problems in the “developed” world. Dance New Amsterdam Dance Actions, Ideas, and Partnerships into the 21st Century P erformance

Paul Villinski Emergency Response Studio

Brooklyn Soda Works Handmade Fresh Carbonated Juices & Artisanal Sodas V endor

Founded by a chemist and a visual artist, this Brooklynbased company brings you inventive new carbonated juices, made with seasonal fruits and herbs. C-Lab with Machineous Street Furniture E x hibition

Truck Farm/Wicked Delicate Films

Brooklyn Bridge Park Rove the Cove at Brooklyn Bridge Park Family Activity

Learn about the ecology of the cove at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Hands-on activities teach kids about the creatures and plants essential to keeping our waters clean. Brooklyn Flea Brooklyn Flea Food V endor

Brooklyn Flea’s top food vendors serve their yummy, fresh street food for a little taste of Brooklyn across the river.

StreetFest visitors can sit and relax on outdoor furniture created by C-Lab. Cabinet Magazine The University-on-the-Bowery L ecture/ D iscussion

“Fair for Ideas: University-onthe-Bowery” invites fairgoers to engage in brief, informal one-on-one conversations with leading scholars and writers about their particular fields of expertise.

Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Sewer in a Suitcase Workshop, What is Zoning Workshop Workshop

What happens when I flush the toilet? How does zoning work? CUP’s interactive workshop tools will help you answer these questions and more! Chinatown YMCA Healthy Living, Social Responsibility & Youth Development Family Activity

The Chinatown YMCA offers healthy lifestyle classes, including Zumba, total body conditioning, and dance classes. Contrail

DNA presents a series of outdoor performances. Learn about the efforts of the Lower Manhattan Arts League, Paul Nagle/ICSCS, and Demos— A Network for Ideas and Action. The Drawing Center DrawNow! P erformance

DrawNow! is a series of artistled projects that invites the public to join in spontaneous drawing events encouraging social and cultural engagement. All ages—no experience necessary! Eagle Street Rooftop Farm with Growing Chefs Grow the City You Want to See(d) Workshop

The imaginations and green thumbs from Eagle Street Rooftop Farm help you sew (and sow!) seeds for a greener city with seed-saving bags perfect for seed bombing.

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Turn your bicycle into a paintbrush with this inventive device. The colorful paths Contrail creates advocate for bike lanes and challenge passersby to rethink shared spaces.

Elastic City Solar Alignment Walk T our

Conceptual walk organization Elastic City presents a series of short walks by urban designer/visual artist Neil Freeman. Participants will reframe their relationships with the city and the sun. Installation by Juan Betancurth, Riley Hooker, and Todd Shalom.


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Etsy/The {New New} Local Artists of Etsy

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York World Nomads Morocco

Green My Bodega and Foodshed Market Mapping Present and Imagined Food Systems: A Research, Mapping & Visioning Project

GrowNYC/Youthmarket Locally Grown Goodies

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The Local Artists of The {New New}, Etsy’s local street team, highlight their fine art members. ExpoTENtial project by futureflair ExpoTENtial lab #2: Zero Worm Festival Family Activity

Rehabilitate the image of an underappreciated creature and learn about its contributions to environmental health through a series of entertaining and educational activities. Eyebeam Art + Technology Eyebeam Art + Technology Center E x hibition

Selected works by Eyebeam media artists and creative technologists.

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An installation providing a fully immersive sensory experience into the sounds and texture of Morocco. In collaboration with SOUNDWALK and Kantara Crafts “Untangling Threads” exhibition. Futurefarmers, presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Pedestrian Press by Futurefarmers (part of Intervals at the Guggenheim Museum, NY) Workshop

Futurefarmers invites passersby to assist in printing a series of texts about the relationship between the sole and the soul with thirty-six specialized printing shoes. Lower East Side/Chinatown Bicycling Coalition

FarmCity.US & Various Artists Farm City Chautauqua: Storied Foods

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A presentation of posters, maps, and illustrations visualizing aspects of our present and imagining the potential regional food system. Green Spaces Sustainable Coworking D emonstration

Green Spaces brings the synergy of the coworking space to the street, and invites the public to participate.

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GrowNYC’s Youthmarket program, modeled after Greenmarket, is a network of youthrun urban farm stands that sell fresh, locally-grown produce in underserved areas of NYC. Hester Street Collaborative Community Involvement in Local Developments E x hibition

In conjunction with the LES/ Chinatown Bicycling Coalition, HSC presents Waterfront on Wheels, an interactive model of the East River to help residents envision a new public park.

GreenHomeNYC Green Street Fair Guidelines E x hibition

GreenHomeNYC has developed a set of how-to guidelines to green NYC’s street fairs. They will be showcasing their recommendations and taking surveys.

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In an outdoor kitchen, prepare and share food together, punctuated by performances of neighborhood narratives accompanied by live music exploring how eating rituals shape culture. Lower Eastside Girls Club

FEAST (Funding Emerging Artwith Sustainable Tactics) Community Based Art Grants

Kate Payne, HarperCollins Publishers, The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking Fridge Pickling with author Kate Payne

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FEAST creates a temporary participatory space for generating community-based artist grants. Visitors engage with each other and vote on a number of artist/organization proposals. FINE & RAW chocolate Chocolate Stand V endor

FINE & RAW showcases and sells locally made raw chocolate bars and truffles. Fourth Arts Block FAB Café V endor

Snack at FAB Café, the artists’ café run by Fourth Arts Block; 100 customers will receive a limited-edition art object created by FAB’s artists.

GOLES—Good Old Lower East Side Eviction

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This installation consists of dangling keys, each representing another community member who faced eviction this year along with a description, poem, or story. Green Map System New Directions to a Sustainable Future D emonstration

Providing unique perspectives on our city’s progress towards sustainability, explore Green Map System’s latest efforts to promote participation and the “Green Apple” throughout NYC, and beyond.

New Museum & Rockwell Group

The Greenhorns Big Top Bicycle Sew-In Workshop

Greenhorns “Seed Circus” launches in NYC as we sew the fashion city’s fabric reserves into a communitysized tent fit for the future of agrarian celebration. GrowNYC/Greenmarket Jeo-Party and Market Cooking Demos D emonstration

Greenmarket, a program of GrowNYC, will educate fairgoers about locally grown food with their Jeo-Party game and a market cooking demonstration.

Kate Payne, author of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking, shows you how to use your produce before it composts in the crisper drawer. HoneybeeLives Hive/City as Super Organism E x hibition

HoneybeeLives contemplates the superorganism of honeybee colonies, and their role in the life of the Earth, offering insights for the superorganism of the city. Hot Bread Kitchen Br-education & Flatbread Demonstration D emonstration

A member of Hot Bread Kitchen’s team demonstrates how to make and serve flatbreads from her country of birth.


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Housing Is A Human Right Storytelling Project E x hibition

Housing Is A Human Right is a storytelling project creating a space for people to share their ongoing experiences trying to obtain or maintain a place to call home. Hudson Valley Seed Library SEED LIBRARY gARTen Workshop

Wander through the Seed Library’s gARTen of artistdesigned heirloom seed packs and buy New Yorkgrown seeds for your garden. Create your own seedy art including plantable seed bombs and seed-paper origami sculptures. Kickstarter Community Pop-Up E x hibition

Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world, brings inspiring work from our community to market at a pop-up exhibition.

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Kombucha Brooklyn Fresh Kombucha on Tap! V endor

Kombucha Brooklyn brews New York’s favorite Kombucha using the same technology that has been used over the last 2,000 years. La Finca del Sur Starting Now: Community Action for Health and Environmental Justice Workshop

Participants and facilitators share their visions of healthy communities and brainstorm actions that organized groups can take to create more environmentally just neighborhoods. The Laundromat Project Mixtapes and Tote Bags Workshop

The Laundromat Project invites the public to silkscreen a tote bag while listening to music from 2010 Public Artist in Residence Bayeté Ross Smith’s tower of boom boxes.

“The Worms” by Family & PlayLab is the winning submission of a competition to rethink temporary outdoor structures for the street. Organized by Storefront for

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Lower East Side/Chinatown Bicycling Coalition Community-led Bike Tours T our

A new kind of bike tour led by local youth highlighting the resilience and struggle of the longtime community through tours of historic sites and fights. Bicycles provided by RecycleA-Bicycle. Lower East Side Ecology Center Bring the River to the People: The Estuary and You family Activity

One of the Ecology Center’s most popular activities is fishing in the East River estuary. Not everyone can make it there, so today we bring the river to the Bowery. Lower East Side Ecology Center E-waste Collection Event Electronic waste contributes 70 percent of the toxins found in landfills. Bring your old computers, printers, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, and phones to be recycled responsibly.

Art and Architecture, the New Museum, and NYC Department of Transportation.

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Love Yourself Project Presented by Michael Mut Gallery Workshop

Make origami hearts and pick up free “Love Yourself” stickers. Mut presents on recycled and reusable materials, and Lauraberth Lima registers participants for “Passion for Fashion.” Meatless Monday Meatless Monday 2030 — Mission Accomplished! D emonstration

It’s 2030. We are elated to announce: Job done! Food luminaries and environmentalists join us in this tasty celebration! Jason Middlebrook Presented by DODGEgallery E x hibition

Public bench made from recycled and repurposed materials. The MoS Collective: Initiating the Succession of Healthy Water, Air, and Soil Indulge in Abundance Workshop

The MoS Collective makes personalized maps connecting you to neighbors who provide healthy self-care, local goods and services, and environmental stewardship plus leading related DIY workshops. Mother-In-Law’s Kimchi MILKimchi—The Champagne of Pickles V endor

Enjoy the delicious, complex flavors and the spice and versatility of our artisanal kimchi, made with the finest ingredients and chili peppers, as a complement to your next meal. New Art Dealers Alliance/ Big Screen Project NADA/Big Screen Project Workshop

Images courtesy Family & PlayLab

Alex Dodge, Eszter Ozsvald, Yonatan Ben-Simhon, and Mirit Tal </archive> Presented by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery E x hibition

An evolving community-built repository of urban experience, </archive> is accessible in physical space through mobile technology and unique QR code tags throughout the city.

Lit Crawl NYC Lit Mix P erformance

Lit Crawl NYC gathers its community of writers, publishers, and literary magazines for a grab-bag marathon reading across styles and genres.

Lower Eastside Girls Club Meet Girlzilla and her Robot Pets E x hibition

LES Girls Club teen tech girls explain how they built their robots, give short robot rides, and print photos taken by “Girlzilla.”

“ONE SHOT”: NADA and the Big Screen Project shoot 6 unedited artist videos at the Festival. The winning video will be later shown on the Big Screen. New Museum Education Department & Rockwell Group Imagination Playground Family Activity

Imagination Playground is a breakthrough playspace concept designed pro bono by David Rockwell to encourage child-directed, unstructured free play.


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New Museum G:Class & City-as-School Teen Roving Reporters Teens from City-as-School report on the Festival through interviews, photos, and videos with participating organizations and visitors. New Museum Store Pop-Up Store V endor

The New Museum Pop-Up Store offers local artist editions and sustainably designed products. NYC Department of Parks & Recreation MillionTreesNYC E x hibition

MillionTreesNYC is a joint initiative between NYC Parks and the New York Restoration Project, with the goal of planting and caring for a million new trees by 2017. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation offers programs in education, tree care, research, and training to all NYC residents. Trust Art Spacebuster by Raumlabor Presented by Storefront for Art and Architecture

NYC Department of Buildings NYC ˚CoolRoofs & urbancanvas E x hibition

Pop-Up Adventure Play Pop-Up Adventure Playground Family Activity

Safari 7 Safari 7 Base Camp Workshop

NYC °CoolRoofs encourages buildings to cool rooftops with a reflective white coating that reduces energy use, cooling costs & carbon emissions. urbancanvas transforms construction sites with artwork.

Unleash your creative spirit at the Pop-Up Adventure Playground and beyond! Transform yourself and invent new worlds through the hidden potential found in everyday materials.

Safari 7 is a self-guided tour of urban wildlife along the 7 line. Downloadable podcasts, maps, and walking tours celebrate our shared urban zoo.

OurGoods Mapping Unseen Economies in NYC with OurGoods.org

ReadyMade ReadyMade 100: Ideas and Inspiration From Your Own Backyard

SCRATCHbread reps Brooklyn food culture with a menu of delicious seasonal bites.

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NYC Department of Transportation Creating Safer Streets D emonstration

Learn ways to get around NYC in a safe and efficient manner. Tips provided by DOT Safety Experts. Not Eating Out In NY No Food-Processor Pesto with Park-Foraged Dandelion and Rooftop-Grown Arugula D emonstration

Author Cathy Erway offers a cooking demo using spring dandelion greens foraged from the city’s parks and spicy arugula grown on her rooftop garden to make pesto.

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OurGoods is a barter network for creative people. Participants work with members of OurGoods to co-create a map of the underground creative economy in NYC. PARC Foundation tentstop E x hibition

Urban, portable campground facilities for NYC designed in collaboration with architects Davies Tang and Toews. The display includes a prototype camping site, renderings, and models illustrating the campground in the city experience.

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ReadyMade showcases 10 of the projects from the ReadyMade 100 contest and conducts a workshop on how to make one of them with scraps from the surrounding streets. Recess Activities, Inc. Jeff Williams: Intervention E x hibition

Recess is an artists’ workspace that remains open to the public throughout artist projects. Recess’s signature program, Session, currently features Jeff Williams: Worn Thin.

Seeding the City DIY Green Roof Modules Workshop

Play dirty! Build a DIY green roof module to take home and join a network of green roofs across the city. SoBi Bike Share Demonstration D emonstration

SoBi demos its new GPSenabled bike share system. Attendees can create an account, download the mobile applications, unlock the bikes, and ride!


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Anne-Katrin Spiess G.R.E.E.N.H.O.U.S.E (Grounding Retreat to Enliven, Energize, Naturally Heal and Overcome Undesired Stress Elements) Workshop

G.R.E.E.N.H.O.U.S.E is an herbal apothecary providing relief from urban anxiety. Fill out a “Stress Questionnaire” and you will be handed a custommade potion!

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Sweetery NYC Inc. Mobile Bakeshop V endor

Sweetery NYC is a mobile bakeshop serving freshly baked sweet and savory items, as well as amazing coffee, espresso, cappuccino, iced tea, and lemonade. Tenth Acre Farms Plant Potting Workshop

Learn about planting and caring for small, potted kitchen plants—and even take one home with you. PARC Foundation

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Travelgoat Time Traveler’s Guide to the Bowery T our

Explore the concept of tourism through the lens of time with Travelgoat’s conceptual guidebooks, in-person tours, and record-your-own audiotours project. Truck Farm/ Wicked Delicate Films Truck Farm Workshop

Called “the coolest urban agriculture project around” by the Huffington Post, Truck Farm is a traveling, edible exhibit— a 1986 Dodge with a mini-farm growing in the truck bed. Trust Art Bushwick Art Park L ecture/ D iscussion

Come kick it at this street- inspired sculpture garden and philosophize on how to transform an underused street in Bushwick into a community art park.

Anne Apparu Photo: Linnea Covington

Storefront for Art and Architecture Draw-Think-Tank: Emerging Territories of Movement. 15x360 Manifestos. Solar One Solar-Powered Film Tent E x hibition

Using their mobile solar chargers, Solar One’s tent shows films about their programs and activities. They will also disseminate literature about their education, green jobs, and arts and outreach programs. Solar One with Build It Green and Desire Lee Zero-Waste Garbage Center Solar One with Build It Green and architect Desire Lee construct a full-service garbage center to handle various kinds of Festival waste and educate attendees about proper waste disposal. Spacebuster by Raumlabor Presented by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Audi Urban Future Initiative E x hibition

Spacebuster is a mobile inflatable structure—a portable, expandable pavilion—that is designed to transform public spaces of all kinds into points for community gathering.

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Presenting an innovative digital platform for collective drawing and a series of manifestos by emerging and established experts throughout the world to spark new visions for the future of mobility. The project is made in

University Settlement at the Houston Street Center Local Color at the Houston Street Center Theater for the New City LIFE AFTER SHOPPING by Reverend Billy P erformance

the Audi Urban Future Initiative.

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir believe the earth speaks to us through tsunamis, droughts, and polar meltdowns. We’ve got to listen hard, and put our ears to the dirt.

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Theater for the New City Street Theater Company (TNC)

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StoryCorps debuts a sound walk featuring the stories of the Bowery and the Lower East Side culled from their extensive New York interview archive.

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TNC’s award-winning fiftymember Street Theater Company’s performances tackle the issues of the day, riding high over the foolish and sometimes dangerous decisions by those in power.

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Local Color at the Houston Street Center presents artwork from local artists of all ages, celebrating our community and its diversity, creativity, and inspiration. Paul Villinski Emergency Response Studio E x hibition

Emergency Response Studio began as a salvaged thirtyfoot Gulfstream Cavalier travel trailer. Now it is a green, off-grid structure and a visually engaging, mobile artist’s studio. Works In Progress NYC Hands-On Silk Screen Workshop Workshop

Transportation Alternatives Valet Bicycle Parking Transportation Alternatives will park visitors’ bicycles and watch them for free.

Learn how to silk screen a T-shirt at this hands-on workshop, then print a shirt and take it with you.


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Projects Saturday and Sunday, May 7–8 100+ independent projects, events, performances, and walking tours that expand on the Festival’s themes, open at multiple venues Downtown, activating a broad geographic area. Projects are listed in chronological order and most events are free. Program subject to change. Please visit festivalofideasnyc.com for updates. Visit NYC-ARTS.org for your Festival iPhone app and details about events and activities.

Saturday, May 7 Listed in chronological order by project start time. [X] Refers to location on map SEE PAGE 10-11

INABA with Machineous Information Kiosks May 4-8, 12:00-6:00pm The Cooper Union Foundation Building, 7 E 7th St [1], and New Museum, 235 Bowery [2] E x hibition

Two interactive kiosks provide information on Festival events and participants. The Architectural League Urban Omnibus May 7-8, 24 hours [3] E x hibition

Designed by Civic Center, a series of posters presenting good ideas for the future of cities is pasted on walls and fences throughout the 5 boroughs. 4/16-5/8. Community Board 3 & No Longer Empty Art in Empty Storefronts May 7-8, 24 hours, Several locations TBA [5 FAB] E x hibition, Party, T our

CB3’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Task Force joins forces with No Longer Empty to bring artists and cultural groups together with building owners to revitalize vacant spaces. With Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Artistas de Loisaida, Fourth Arts Block, Artists Alliance, Inc., P.S. 122 James Fuentes LLC Past Fits and Future Pulls May 7-8, 24 hours Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Education Center, 107 Suffolk St, btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts [4] P erformance , E x hibition

Daniel Subkoff and Will Chancellor offer for disassembly a large clay sculpture embedded with native seeds. Remains will be woven into the Bowery environs the following day.

Salon 94 Jon Kessler: Theater of Situations May 7-8, 24 hours, on outside video wall 243 Bowery, btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [6] E x hibition, S creening

Lower East Side Business Improvement District Lower Feast Side May 7, 10:00am-4:00pm Hester Street Fair [9]

Family Activity, V endor

Kessler’s 30 sec. video clips (“advertisements” for his work posted on social media) explore the intervention of information technology and artistic content onto public space.

Hester Street Fair’s new food festival reflects the heterogeneity of the LES restaurants and food stores: American, French, Italian, Mexican, South African, Thai, and Turkish.

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Sperone Westwater Richard Long: Flow and Ebb

May 7–8, 24 hours Lower Manhattan Storefronts E x hibition

SmartSpaces presents contemporary art installations in multiple storefronts, augmented by signage, cell phone audio guides, and text messaging. 5/1 – 6/1, 24 hours. The Educational Alliance Reimagining the Lower East Side for Everyone May 7 & 8, 8:00am-11:00pm; May 7, 1:00-3:00pm Free sketching workshop in Seward Park 197 E Broadway, btwn Jefferson & Clinton Sts [8] E x hibition, Workshop, Family Activity

Artists Barbara Lubliner and Bernard Klevickas lead workshops on making art from plastic waste. Young artists show work at the Clinton St. electronics store Cultural Mix, and “Celebrating Older Americans” features work by members of The Educational Alliance’s Whittaker Center, Sirovich Center, and the NORC centers.

May 7, 10:00am-6:00pm; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 257 Bowery, btwn E Houston & Stanton Sts [10] E x hibition

Artist Richard Long creates an homage to nature in urban installations. Drawing made with river mud and sculpture of native stone create a reconfigured nature. Theater for the New City Crystal Field, Executive Director, Presents: Urban Tapestry, curated by Carolyn Ratcliffe, works of Art Loisaida Foundation Artists May 7 & 8, 10:00am-11:00pm 155 First Ave, btwn E 9th & E 10th Sts [11] E x hibition, P erformance

Urban Tapestry engages the public by weaving visual and performing arts into a 2-day event focusing on preservation and innovation. The Grey Art Gallery and The Fales Library at New York University Remembering Downtown May 7, 10:00am - May 8, 10:00am 100 Washington Sq East, btwn Washington Pl & Waverly Pl [12] S creening

Film excerpts from Fales Library’s Downtown Collection screened in Grey Art Gallery’s windows document the Downtown New York art scene from the 1970s-1990s.


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Asian American Writers’ Workshop Where is Chinatown? Narrative Remappings May 7, 11:00am-5:00pm Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St [13] P erformance

AAWW and MoCA work with writers to map shifting boundaries by collecting personal stories from the public, guestblogging, and presenting readings.

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‘incidents’—interactive and humorous interventions—on a stroll between the New Museum and the Center for Architecture. Romanian Cultural Institute in New York I Am Not Legend—Romanian Comics Look Back at New York City May 7, 11:00am – 5:00pm Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten (Downstairs Lounge), 7 Rivington St, btwn Bowery & Chrystie St [15] E x hibition, Party

Center for Architecture/ AIA New York Chapter jumpUP, jumpDOWN, jumpZONE! May 7 & 8, 11:00am-5:00pm 536 LaGuardia Pl, btwn Bleecker & W 3rd Sts [14] E x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion, T our

Come to the Center for jumpUP: ExpoTENtial’s Par Corps lab, an exhibition about the active built environment in New York; jumpDOWN: a tour of the Center’s geothermal system; and jumpZONE: an active outdoor installation. futureflair ExpoTENtial lab: Urban Alchemy May 7 & 8, 11:00am-5:00pm Itinerary TBD btwn LaGuardia Pl & the Bowery [2] [14] T our

Rediscover your city and enjoy small

Embark on a journey through Romanian cartoons, displaying New York influences on Romanian creativity, and see how these practices reflect back to New York. Storefront for Art and Architecture Painting Urbanism: Learning from Rio May 7 & 8, 11:00am to 6:00pm 97 Kenmare St, btwn Mulberry & Lafayette Sts [16] E x hibition

A parallel exhibition to the urban intervention includes documentation of past, present, and future projects in NY and beyond by artist duo Haas & Hahn. Through 6/1. Susan Teller Gallery Reconfigured City/Reconfigured Family May 7 & 8, 11:00am-6:00pm 568 Broadway, Room 502A btwn Houston & Prince Sts [17]

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This exhibition memorializes the work of a proto-feminist, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, and honors the contribution of her son, Robert Kushner, a founder of the patternand-decoration movement. Through 5/25. The School of Art at The Cooper Union Student Exhibitions May 7, 11:00am-7:00pm Cooper Union 1) Foundation Building, 7 E 7th St, btwn 3rd & 4th Aves [1] 2) 41 Cooper Square, 3rd Ave, btwn 6th & 7th Sts [18] E x hibition

Noted student works reflecting Festival themes are exhibited in the Foundation Building and 41 Cooper Square, the new Platinum LEED academic facility. New Museum Maya Lin: Pin River-Hudson May 7, 11:00am-10:00pm, May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm Museum admission $12 New Museum, 235 Bowery btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [2] E x hibition

Pin River-Hudson (2009), comprising tens of thousands of straight pins set into the wall, creates the illusion of a shadow image of the Hudson River system. Performa The Collaborative City May 7, 11:00am-10:00pm, May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm Various locations [2] E x hibition, performance

Performa will involve its consortium of more than 80 venues and cultural institutions, as well as its wide network of artists, curators, architects, musicians, choreographers, academics, and students, in a specially commissioned online Performa program that will exemplify Performa’s vision of the Collaborative City. Invisible-Exports Robert Melee: This is For You May 7, 11:00am-12:00am; May 8, 11:00am-6:30pm 14a Orchard St, btwn Hester & Canal Sts [19] S creening

A looped video screening of Melee’s 2003 performance from the Movement Research’s season at Judson Church is an homage to New York’s dance community.

Nuit Blanche New York Flash:Light May 7, 8:00pm-12:00am or later depending on the location New Museum [2] and Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral [68], Mulberry St btwn Houston & Prince Sts E x hibition, P erformance , S creening

Artists transform the nighttime pedestrian experience into one of contemplation and wonder with site-specific light, sound and projection art. Artists (list in formation): Rita Ackermann, Hisham Bharoocha, Marco Brambilla, Antoine Catala, Mitchell Joachim, Chris Jordan, Andreas Laszlo Konrath, Jason Krugman, Jules Marquis, Ohad Meromi, Cary Ng, Miho Ogai, Aïda Ruilova, Ursula Scherrer, Claire Scoville, Kant Smith, Softlab, Ryan Uzilevsky/Farkas Fülöp (Light Harvest), Adriana Varella, Guido van der Werve. Image: Sculpture: “A Small Explosion” by Kant Smith. Photography: Garret Ziegler (top left), Sara Bogush (top right), Ted Jacobs (bottom)


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Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery To Be Archived May 7, 11:00am-12:00am; May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm 54 Ludlow St, btwn Grand & Hester Sts [20] E x hibition

Participants tag objects along the Bowery—a sunset, mailbox, or café—with digital photographs and upload them to an archive. With artists Alex Dodge, Eszter Ozsvald and Yonatan Ben-Simhon. Our Other Location New City Cellar May 7, 11:00am-May 8, 4:00am Cafeteria at Old School, 233 Mott St, btwn Prince & Spring Sts [21] V endor , Party

A surprise hub for hungry Festivalgoers, this former school cafeteria is the eatery of a New City, as envisioned by local designers and guest chefs. White Box Betaville on the Bowery: A Massively Multiplayer Urban Science Fiction May 7, 11:00am-May 8, 6:00pm 329 Broome St btwn Chrystie St & Bowery [22] D emonstration, P erformance

White Box becomes a Betaville workshop kiosk: guests participate and view a demonstration of the online platform for collaborative public art and urban design. Curated by Carl Skelton and Juan Puntes, facade by Jee Won Kim Architects. Krause Gallery Michael Marshall: Science and Nature May 7 & 8, 11:30am-6:30pm 149 Orchard St, btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [23] E x hibition

Marshall’s works, constructed in layers of translucent images on Japanese paper and encaustic wax, explore the blurred edges between city life and the natural world. Lower East Side History Project The Bowery: How It Got There and Where It’s Going May 7, 12:00pm & May 8, 11:00am Starts at Astor Pl Cube (Astor Pl & Lafayette St) Tickets: $20 for the public, $10 with Festival of Ideas guide [24] T our

A walking tour explores how politics, economics, social trends, and public policy created the Bowery streetscape and considers how it affects community and context. HOWL! Arts Inc. Will the Doctor See You Now? Perspectives on Health Care in the 21st Century May 7, 12:00-1:30pm Theatre 80, 80 St Marks Pl btwn 1st and 2nd Aves [25] L E C T U R E/ D I S C U S S I O N

New Museum Cronocaos, an exhibition by Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture May 7, 11:00am-10:00pm, May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm. Museum admission $12. 231 Bowery, btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [2] E x hibition

Cronocaos explores the critical position of preservation in architecture and urbanism. The exhibition takes place at New Museum’s partially renovated ground floor space at 231 Bowery. Lead Sponsor: American Express. Through 6/7. Image: Cronocaos at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia. Credit: OMA / Marco Beck Peccoz

visualization of the volume of text messages transmitted during one night across Amsterdam, revealing the city’s social and economic structures. Storefront for Art and Architecture Painting Urbanism: NYC May 7 & 8, 12:00-6:00pm Check Festival website for updates [26] P erformance , E X H I B I T I O N

Artist duo Haas & Hahn develops largescale paintings created with community members on several buildings in the LES. Audi Urban Future Initiative Audi Urban Future Manhattan by Architizer May 7, 12:00-7:00pm, May 8-9, 11:00am-7:00pm Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry St, btwn Spring & Kenmare Sts [27] E x hibition

Join us for a discussion on the future of health care in NYC—what lies ahead in a rapidly transforming landscape. Moderator: Stan Brezenoff, CEO, Beth Israel Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners.

Examine the work of prominent architects as they grapple with questions of mobility and urbanism in a large-scale, 3-D model of Manhattan along with 5 neighborhood design interventions.

Rhizome Aaron Koblin: SMS Amsterdam

Christina Ray Gallery Urban Disorientation Game, presented by Conflux

May 7 & 8, 12:00-5:00pm Screenings TBA at New Museum Theater Museum admission $12 235 Bowery btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [2] S creening

SMS Amsterdam (2007) is a dynamic

May 7, 12:00-7:00pm Participants are asked to commit for the entire time. Start at NE corner of Bowery & Rivington St at noon [28] T our , P erformance , Party

Rediscover your city as you are blindfolded

and escorted to an unknown location. Remove the blindfold, explore the surroundings, and make it back to home base. Common Ground Affordable Future/Living in the City May 7 & 8, gallery hours 12:00-8:00pm; visible/audible 24 hours a day from street The Andrews, 197 Bowery, btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts [29] E x hibition

Architects address homelessness through modular apartment designs. In an audio component, low income housing residents and formerly homeless speak about their experience and the future. Hendershot Gallery Courtyard Painting by Molly Dilworth May 7 & 8, 12:00-8:00pm Old School Courtyard, 233 Mott St, btwn Prince & Spring Sts [30] E x hibition

Dilworth generates a site-specific courtyard painting linked to the historic African-American Cemetery on the LES. Allegra LaViola Gallery The Self Illuminating City May 7 & 8, 12:00-9:00pm 179 E Broadway, between Jefferson & Rutgers Sts [31] E x hibition, P erformance

Inside, Timothy Hutchings creates an installation of light; exploring the space


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and how we perceive it. Outside, Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw operate their out of the box, LES food truck.

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May 7, 12:00pm-12:00am, May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 53 Stanton St, btwn Forsyth & Eldridge Sts [34] E x hibition

The Bowery Mission Rooftop Urban Farming Project May 7 & 8, 12:00-10:00pm Rooftop of 227 Bowery, btwn Prince & Rivington Sts [32] T our

A rooftop vegetable garden provides fresh food for meals prepared by the Bowery Mission’s kitchen and a peaceful space for residents. With Whole Foods Market Tribeca.

Swiss artist Raffaella Chiara responds to her NY experience with an illuminated mountain sculpture featuring a sound-filled cave while drawings and photographs become a map of the city. Michael Mut Gallery Love Yourself Project presents 1000 Hearts by Kristen Zwicker May 7, 12:00pm-12:00am; May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm 97 Ave C, btwn E 6th St & E 7th St [35] E x hibition

Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum LES Exposed May 7 & 8, 12:00pm-12:00am 161 Essex St, btwn E Houston & Stanton Sts [33] e x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion, S creening

An exhibition of long-time Bowery artists: Lincoln Anderson, Anne Apparu, Nico Dios, Cheryl Dunn, Charles Gatewood, Kevin Harris, Troy Harris, Steven Hirsch, Curt Hoppe, LA II, Leslie Lowe, Pete Missing, Angel Orensanz, Jerry Pagane, Clayton Patterson, Elsa Rensaa, Q. Sakamaki, Shell Sheddy, Suzannah B. Troy. Screenings: Captured; Dirty Old Town. Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Renaissance! The Rebirth of the Center May 7, 12:00pm-12:00am, May 8, 12:00-10:00pm 107 Suffolk St, btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts [4] E x hibition, Family Activity, T our

This Puerto Rican/Latino/multicultural multiarts center, a 98,000 square feet CBJ Snyder-designed former PS160, shares its renovation progress, with tours, open studios, and presentations by resident arts organizations. Support by NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NEA, NY State Council on the Arts, NYC & Co. Foundation, NY State Dept. of Education.

Multimedia participatory installations document artists distributing stickers saying “Love Yourself,” and origami hearts with messages of what people love about themselves. Through 5/28. No Longer Empty About Face May 7 & 8, 12:00pm-12:00am 155 E. Houston [36], 58 Lispenard [37] and billboards E x hibition, P erformance , S creening

About Face elucidates various components of traditional exhibition formats so alternatives can be imagined. Multi-media works and participatory projects by various artists will engage the public. The film screening of “Variations” will premiere on May 6 at 7pm at the Millennium Theater (66 East 4th St). Through 6/12. Number 35 Gallery Floating Constructs May 7, 12:00pm-12:00am; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm; projection on view May 8, 24 hours 141 Attorney St btwn Stanton and Rivington Sts [38] E x hibition, S creening

Alexa Kreissl creates a deconstructed version of the New Museum’s architecture as an installation —a video of the process on view in the gallery’s window. Through 6/12. Swiss Institute at Salon 94 Freemans Freitag Compost-Canteen May 7 & 8, 12:00-6:00pm 1 Freeman Alley, at Bowery & Rivington Sts [44] Workshop, Party, Family Activity

Waste Equals Food: Brothers and creators of Freitag messenger bags host a Canteen to produce compost on site. Come eat with us, grab a limited compost handbag, and bring your compost for a special project. Image: Freitag Compost-Canteen

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Y Gallery HOMENESS May 7, 12:00pm-12:00am; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 335A Bowery (basement), btwn E 2nd & E 3rd Sts [39] E x hibition, P erformance

Three artists examine concepts of home based on NYC’s multiculturalism and a constantly shifting population. Performances by Ryan Brown and Jano Cortijo, video inteviews by Cecilia Jurado, installations by Tom Fruin and Antonio la Rosa. Discussion with leaders of local shelters. La MaMa Galleria Tracing the Unseen Border May 7 & 8, 1:00-6:00pm; discussion May 8 at 4:00pm 6 E 1st Street, btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave [40] E x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion

A show and discussion with curators Ian Cofre and Omar Lopez-Chahoud explore issues and ambiguities surrounding the US-Mexico border that influence the art of NYC-based artists. Through 5/22. Art Since the Summer of ‘69 Spring Cleaning May 7, 1:00-9:00pm; May 8, 1:00-6:00pm 195 Chrystie St, 3rd Fl, btwn Rivington & Stanton Sts [41] E x hibition

Celebrate spring with Adam Shopkorn’s plexi cube tables filled with shredded paper material in different colors. Bring your magazines to recycle! Lesley Heller Workspace Elisabeth Condon: Climb the Black Mountain May 7, Discussion 2:00-3:00pm, gallery hours 11:00am9:00pm; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 54 Orchard St, btwn Grand & Hester Sts [42] E x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion

Condon reconfigures shapes and colors from Brooklyn in paintings, reflecting that the world is not only real but also a projection of the mind. Through 5/15. HOWL! Arts Inc. Human Services Every NYC Artist Should Know About May 7, 2:00-3:30pm Theatre 80, 80 St Marks Pl btwn 1st and 2nd Aves [25] L ecture/ D iscussion

Need affordable housing and health care? Who’s doing what to help artists live, work and create in NYC. Moderator: Joe Benincasa, President, The Actors Fund, and leaders from human service organizations focused on helping artists. Charles Bank Gallery Bring Your Own Body May 7 & 8, 2:00-8:00pm 196 Bowery, btwn Prince & Spring Sts [43] P erformance

The gallery hosts a series of performances, many relying on participatory involvement from the audiences. With artists Barnaby Hosking, Eske Kath, Kasper Sonne and Mai Ueda.


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culturehub Electronic Highways May 7, 2:00pm-12:00am 47 Great Jones St, 3rd Flr, btwn Lafayette St & Bowery [45] E x hibition, P erformance , Party

An exhibition of telematic works is punctuated by a trilogy of live telepresence performances inspired by Nam June Paik, connecting artists in 4 cities. Support by La MaMa and Seoul Institute of the Arts.

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Heather Kravas & Reggie Watts, innovators in dance and technologically-enabled comedic performance, respectively, discuss new models of practice. Cuchifritos Project Space Dust To Settle Opening Reception May 7, 4:00-6:30pm; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm at Essex St Market 120 Essex St, btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts [49] E x hibition

Curated by Diana Shpungin, 8 artists present works responding to the Essex Street Market as an ambiguous time capsule. Supported by NY State Council on the Arts, Greenwall Foundation, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Dixon Place The Vanishing City May 7, 5:00pm 161A Chrystie St, btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts [50] Tickets: $10 suggested donation RSVP: tim@dixonplace.org or just show up! L ecture/ D iscussion

Audi Urban Future Initiative Audi Urban Future Award Building a Vision for 2030 curated by Stylepark May 7, 11:00am-7:00 pm, May 8–9, 11:00am7:00pm at Openhouse Gallery. 201 Mulberry Street, btwn Spring & Kenmare Sts [27] E x hibition

This exhibition showcases the synergy of mobility, architecture and urban development with contributions by Alison Brooks Architects, BIG—Bjarke Ingels Group, Cloud 9, Standardarchitecture and J. Mayer H. Architects. Image: Elastic and responsive space as mediator. Courtesy of J. Mayer H.

The Performance Project @ University Settlement They Might Be Napping May 7, 3:00pm & 7:30pm 184 Eldridge St, at Rivington St [46] P erformance

Nicoll+Oreck Dance Theater examines “consensus trance”: a phenomenon in which a society sleeps through pressing issues of its time and fails to take collective action. Downtown Art The Bowery Wars, Part I May 7 & 8, 3:30pm Begins at Lafayette & Jersey Sts (behind Puck Building), ends at 19 E 3rd St [47] Tickets: www.downtownart.org / 212.479.0885

A panel of artists, historians, and residents discuss how gentrification of the LES has evolved, changed their work, and affected the neighborhood. Dixon Place Lounge opens from 3:00pm-1:00am with New Idea Cocktail Specials. Eleven Rivington Tasty Locavore Bites May 7, 5:00-7:00pm 11 Rivington St, btwn Bowery & Chrystie St [51] Party

Festive reception with tasty bites using organic ingredients sourced from the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) affiliated with the M’Finda Kalunga Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, highlighting community gardening. Artists Alliance, Inc. (AAI) AAI’s Building Wide Open Studios May 7, 5:00-9:00pm; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 107 Suffolk St at Rivington, at Clemente Soto Vélez Education and Cultural Center [4] E x hibition

The 15th year of celebrating artists living and working on the LES. Visit 30 studios of artists from emerging to mid-career. AAI’s Art(Inter)Actions event is supported by NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and City Council. Aicon Gallery The Sustainable Gallery May 7, Talk 6:00pm by Projjal Dutta, Partner, Aicon Gallery, gallery hours 6:00-10:30pm 35 Great Jones St, btwn Lafayette St & Bowery [52] L ecture/ D iscussion, E x hibition

1903. The Bowery. Gangsters, politicians, theater. Audiences witness live action on the streets while hearing the score on mp3 players. Composer Michael Hickey, writer Ryan Gilliam, 20 teen actors.

A gallery designed to have the lightest environmental footprint recycles, brings daylight in, and heats and cools in sync with nature. “Palimpsest” features work by Talha Rathore, layering New York experiences upon subway maps.

Performance Space 122 Rhythm and Repetition: Reconfiguring Performance Practice Across Genres

Dia Art Foundation Tour of Walter De Maria’s Iconic Works with Dia’s Director

P erformance

May 7, 4:00pm 150 1st Ave at E 9th St [48] L ecture/ D iscussion

May 7, 6:00pm Tour begins at The Broken Kilometer (393 W Broadway [53] btwn Spring & Broome Sts) and culminates at The New York Earth Room [54]

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(141 Wooster St, btwn W Houston & Prince Sts) Tickets: Space limited to first 20 respondents. Reservations required events@diaart.org / 212.293.5518. T our , E x hibition

Experience De Maria’s sculptures through a tour led by Dia Director Philippe Vergne. He shares the evolution and history behind The Broken Kilometer (1979) and The New York Earth Room (1977). Dodge Gallery Sheila Gallagher: That Which Remains May 7, Talk 6:00pm, hours 12:00-8:00pm; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 15 Rivington St, btwn Bowery and Chrystie St [55] E x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion

The history of trash and how it relates to Gallagher’s Sappho-inspired exhibition is the subject for a talk with the artist and Robin Nagle, of NYC Dept. of Sanitation. Sloan Fine Art Group Show: Kin and Daimon Marchand: Kammeropolis May 7, reception 6:00-8:00pm, hours 12:00pm-12:00am; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 128 Rivington St, at Norfolk St [56] E x hibition

Kin features NY painters who have come of age in a heterogeneous time. Marchand invites viewers into Kammeroplis, an installation comprised of technological and organic elements. Through 5/28. Sue Scott Gallery David Shapiro: Money Is No Object May 7, opening 6:00-8:00pm, gallery hours 11:00am-6:00pm; May 8, 12:00-6:00pm 1 Rivington St, btwn Bowery & Chrystie St [57] E x hibition

Embarrassingly personal and strangely generic, Shapiro redrew and repainted all his personal bills and receipts for one year, revealing the common denominator of consumption as both distinctive and banal. Bowery Arts & Science Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) May 7, 6:00-10:00pm Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, btwn Bleecker & Houston Sts [58] Tickets: Panel: $8 for general public. Party: $20 for CETA artists (free if you bring a young artist) L ecture/ D iscussion, S creening, Party

Panels, films, and performances consider artist employment concepts for the Obama era in a reunion of the CETA Artists Project, which employed 350+ artists in NYC from 1977-83. Followed by a party. Organized by Bob Holman, former CETA artist; with Rochelle Slovin, Sara Garretson, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Theodore Berger. Lu Magnus A Room of Her Own Opening Reception May 7, 6:00pm-12:00am; Panel discussion May 8, 2:00pm 55 Hester St, btwn Ludlow & Essex Sts [59] E x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion

Women artists—Natalie Frank, Hilary Harkness, Paula Rego, Emily Noelle Lambert—consider the theme of the reconfigured city through the creation of their own environments. Through 6/19.


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A rchitecture & U rban P lanning

A rt & D esign

E conomics

F ood

S torytelling & L ocal H istory

The Underground Library Shhhhhhhhhhhh

Scaramouche Marc Breslin: Refuse

The Hole Zine Night

May 7, 6:00pm-2:00am; May 8, 10:00am-6:00pm Old School, 233 Mott St btwn Prince and Spring Sts [21]

May 7, Marc Breslin debuts video 7:00pm; Hours 7:00pm-12:00am 52 Orchard St, btwn Grand & Hester Sts [63]

May 7, 7:00pm-12:00am LOCATION TBA [66]

E x hibition, P erformance

Alternative to the “get anything, anytime” ethos of Internet spectacle, this series allows Festival-goers to check out multimedia books published as takeaway heirlooms.

E x hibition, P erformance , S creening

Refuse examines the daily movements of the Sanitation Dept. in Brooklyn—accompanied by a sound piece excavating William S. Burroughs’s Dead City Radio. Through 6/5.

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Workshop, D emonstration, Party

Drinks, food, and music accompany the live, collaborative manufacturing of zines exploring the Festival themes— especially as they exist in The Hole’s downtown community. Visual AIDS and Participant Inc. Survival AIDS/Hunter Reynolds: Performance & Panel May 7, 7:00pm-12:00am 253 E Houston St, btwn Norfolk & Suffolk Sts [67] L ecture/ D iscussion, P erformance

At a Visual AIDS symposium, Julia Bryan Wilson, David Deitcher, Nathan Lee, and Anthony Viti offer perspectives on HIV/ AIDS’s role in shaping NYC’s queer community. Artist and AIDS activist Hunter Reynolds enacts mummification. Theater for the New City Catch Her In The Lie May 7, 8:00pm; May 8, 3:00pm 155 1st Ave, btwn E 9th St & E 10th St [11] P erformance , FA M I LY AC T I V I T Y

Legendary LES theater presents new work for the children of the New City in Philip Suraci’s play, co-written by the teen actors in the play. Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral New Jerusalem May 7, 8:00pm-May 8, 6:00am Façade of Cathedral (Mott St) [68]

Art Production Fund & The New Museum After Hours: Murals on the Bowery

E x hibition

Launch May 7, 8:00pm Bowery btwn Houston and Canal Sts, artproductionfund.org for locations [60] E x hibition, audio tour by cell phone : 6 4 6. 213.72 07

Along the Bowery, international artists create site-specific mural paintings on the last remaining roller shutters of the LES. Artists (list in formation): Judith Bernstein, Matthew Brannon, Ingrid Calame, Chris Dorland, Elmgreen & Dragset, Amy Granat, Mary Heilmann, Jacqueline Humphries, Deborah Kass and pulp, ink., Glenn Ligon, Adam McEwen, Barry McGee, Gary Simmons, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner. Artworks up 2 months. Made possible with the generous support of Sotheby’s.

A 200-year-old center for worship, education, and culture welcomes artistic illuminations on its façade in conjunction with Flash:Light, and an all night music program in its interior.

Rendering: Mary Heilmann, Ecstacy, 2010. Original: Oil on Canvas, 14 x 24”. Courtesy of the artist / 303 Gallery, New York / Hauser & Wirth

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater DOWNTOWN. May 7, 7:00pm 425 Lafayette St, at Astor Place [61] Tickets: $20 L ecture/ D iscussion

NY Studio Gallery Birds and Bees: Flight of Fantasy May 7, 7:00-7:30pm performance; gallery hrs 12:00pm-6:00pm 154 Stanton St, btwn Suffolk and Clinton Sts [64] E x hibition, P erformance

The history of a Bohemian enclave and the battle to preserve its soul —is it worth it or do we all move to Brooklyn? Moderated by architectural historian James Sanders and presented by Serge Becker.

During her exhibition, Yuliya Lanina collaborates with C. Eule Dance Company to create “Flight of Fantasy,” a performance envisioning a balance between urban development and colonies of butterflies.

New American Cinema Group, Inc. & The Film-Makers’ Cooperative The Urban Landscape in Cinematic Transformation

GigMaven Old-Timey at Bowery Electric

May 7, 7:00pm & 9:00pm; May 8, 2:00pm & 5:00pm Millennium Film Workshop 66 E 4th St, btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave [62] Tickets: $8 S creening

An avant-garde film series interweaves three threads pertinent to the East Village, Chinatown, and LES: the urban landscape, subcultures that inhabit it, and changes over time.

May 7, 7:00-11:00pm Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery at 2nd St [65] Tickets: www.gigmaven.com Party, P erformance

GigMaven showcases music that lives up to the Bowery’s musical reputation, and shows NY as a music city unmatched in vibrant creativity and interconnectedness.

Pecha Kucha New York #12: The Dimensions of a New City May 7, 8:00pm-May 8, 3:00am Old School Gym, 268 Mulberry St, btwn Houston & Prince Sts [69] P erformance , Party, S creening

Investigating the many seen and unseen ways NYC exists outside the walls of its buildings, speakers— in presentations of 7 min.—consider the presence and evolution of public access. Image: Pecha Kucha NY


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Spend an evening at the Girls Club ArtCommunity Gallery and experience their new immersive Dome Theater, create multi-media planetarium shows, and learn about environmental science education.

Michael Mut Gallery Love Yourself Project presents 1000 Hearts by Kristen Zwicker

Sunday, May 8

May 8: 11:00am-6:00pm 231 Bowery, btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [2] See page 16

Listed in chronological order by project start time.

[X] Refers to location on map SEE PAGE 10-11

The Architectural League Urban Omnibus May 8, 24 hours [3] See page 14

Community Board 3 & No Longer Empty Art in Empty Storefronts May 8, 24 hours [5 FAB] See page 14

Bowery Arts & Science and City Lore A White Wing Brushing the Building May 7, 10:00pm-Late 308 Bowery, btwn Bleecker & Houston Sts [58] Exhibition, Performance, Screening

Poems engaging local communities in their native languages—Yiddish, Nuyoriqueno, Ukrainian and Chinese—are projected from a POEMobile onto buildings, including the New Museum and the Cooper Union. With live performances. In collaboration with Flash:Light. Supported by Rockefeller Foundation. Image: POEMobile by Bowery Poetry Club

Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater Unitard May 7, 9:30pm 425 Lafayette St, at Astor Place Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door [61] P erformance

Take your mind off the tanking economy with an hour of irreverence and caustic comedy. UNITARD commands NYC with their all-new show. The Drawing Center Late Night Flashlight Tour of Drawing and its Double: Selections from the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica May 7, 10:00-11:00pm 35 Wooster St btwn Grand & Broome Sts [70] E x hibition, T our

Director Brett Littman shines a (flash)light on an exquisite selection of metal plates engraved by Italian masters from the 16th to late 20th centuries. Through 6/24. Project For Empty Space Jawaz Al-Saqr (Falcon Passport) May 7, 10:00pm-12:00am; May 8, 9:00am-12:00pm 181 Stanton St btwn Clinton & Attorney Sts [71] P erformance

This project by performance artist CHOKRA takes place on a city-owned lot as part of Project For Empty Space, cofounded by Meenakshi Thirukode and Jasmine Wahi. The Lower Eastside Girls Club Midnight Maya Skies May 7, 10:00pm-2:00am 56 E 1st St, btwn 1st Ave & 2nd Ave [72] E x hibition

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James Fuentes LLC Past Fits and Future Pulls May 8, 24 hours [4] See page 14

Salon 94 Jon Kessler: Theater of Situations May 8, 24 hours, on outside video wall [6] See page 14

SmartSpaces TBD

May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm [35] See page 17

New Museum Cronocaos

New Museum Maya Lin: Pin River-Hudson May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm [2] See page 15

Performa The Collaborative City May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm [2] See page 15

Storefront for Art and Architecture Painting Urbanism, Learning from Rio May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm [16] See page 15

Susan Teller Gallery Reconfigured City/Reconfigured Family May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm [17] See page 15

Invisible-Exports Robert Melee: This is For You

May 8, 24 hours [7] See page 14

May 8, 11:00am-6:30pm 14A Orchard St, btwn Hester and Canal Sts [19] See page 15

The Educational Alliance Reimagining the Lower East Side for Everyone

Audi Urban Future Initiative Audi Urban Future Award

May 8, 8:00am-11:00pm [8] See page 14

Project For Empty Space Jawaz Al-Saqr (Falcon Passport) May 8, 9:00am-12:00pm [71] See page 20

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Visioning Gateways for Chinatown & Little Italy May 8, 10:00am-6:00pm Old School, 233 Mott St, btwn Prince & Spring Sts [21] E x hibition, S creening, L ecture/ D iscussion

Eight undergraduate students of urban planning at Pace University present field research on the permeable, subjective boundaries of Chinatown and Little Italy (Little Chitaly?). The Underground Library Shhhhhhhhhhhh May 8, 10:00am-6:00pm [21] See page 19

Theater for the New City Crystal Field, Executive Director, Presents: Urban Tapestry, curated by Carolyn Ratcliffe, works of Art Loisaida Foundation Artists May 8, 10:00am-11:00pm [11] See page 14

Lower East Side History Project The Bowery: How it Got There and Where It’s Going

May 8 & 9, 11:00am-7:00pm [27] See page 18

Audi Urban Future Initiative Audi Urban Future Manhattan by Architizer May 8 & 9, 11:00am-7:00pm [27] See page 16

Krause Gallery Michael Marshall: Science and Nature May 8, 11:30am-6:30pm [23] See page 16

Swiss Institute Does Innovation Ask for Destruction? May 8, 12:00pm, Tour and Brunch 495 Broadway, btwn Spring & Broome Sts [73] Tickets: $7; limited capacity, reservations required RSVP@swissinstitute.net E x hibition, L ecture/ D iscussion

A tour through the show Under Destruction by curators Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp focuses on the relationship between innovation and destruction. Exhibition features 20 international artists contemplating destruction in today’s art. Green Map System It’s on the Green Map! New City Walking Tour May 8, 12:00-3:00pm Starts at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [2] T our

May 8, 11:00am-5:00pm [14] See page 15

Explore local sites with Wendy Brawer, founder of the global sustainability mapmaking movement. Meet neighborhood eco-leaders including Paul Castrucci, architect of ABC No Rio, designed to exceptionally energy efficient standards.

futureflair ExpoTENtial lab: Urban Alchemy

Rhizome Aaron Koblin: SMS Amsterdam

May 8, 11:00am [24] See page 16

Center for Architecture / AIA New York Chapter jumpUP, jumpDOWN, jumpZONE!

May 8, 11:00am-5:00pm [2] [14] See page 15

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery To Be Archived May 8, 11:00am-6:00pm [20] See page 16

May 8, 12:00-5:00pm, screenings TBA [2] See page 16

Artists Alliance, Inc. (AAI) AAI’s Building Wide Open Studios May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [4] See page 18


TOPICs

A rchitecture & U rban P lanning

Cuchifritos Project Space Dust To Settle May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [49] See page 18

Dodge Gallery Sheila Gallagher: That Which Remains May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [55] See page 18

frosch&portmann Loophole May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [34] See page 17

INABA with Machineous Information Kiosks May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [1] [2] See page 14

Lesley Heller Workspace Elisabeth Condon May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [42] See page 17

Number 35 Gallery Floating Constructs May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [38] See page 17

Sloan Fine Art Group Show: Kin and Daimon Marchand: Kammeropolis May 8 12:00-6:00pm [56] See page 18

Sperone Westwater Richard Long: Flow and Ebb May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [10] See page 14

Storefront for Art and Architecture Painting Urbanism: NYC May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [26] See page 16

Sue Scott Gallery David Shapiro: Money Is No Object May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [57] See page 18

Swiss Institute at Salon 94 Freemans Freitag Compost-Canteen May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [44] See page 17

Y Gallery HOMENESS May 8, 12:00-6:00pm [39] See page 17

Common Ground Affordable Future / Living in the City May 8, 12:00-8:00pm; visible/audible 24 hours a day from street [29] See page 16

Hendershot Gallery Courtyard Painting by Molly Dilworth at Old School May 8, 12:00-8:00pm [30] See page 16

Allegra LaViola Gallery The Self Illuminating City May 8, 12:00-9:00pm [31] See page 16

The Bowery Mission Rooftop Urban Farming Project May 8, 12:00pm-10:00pm [32] See page 17

A rt & D esign

E conomics

F ood

S torytelling & L ocal H istory

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Renaissance! The Rebirth of the Center May 8, 12:00-10:00pm [4] See page 17

Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum LES Exposed May 8, 12:00pm-12:00am [33] See page 17

No Longer Empty About Face

S ustainability

NY artists repurpose materials into something new to create costumes, sets, puppets, and music through imagination. Dixon Place Lounge opens from 2:00pm1:00am with New Idea Cocktails. Theater for the New City Catch Her In The Lie May 8, 3:00pm [11] See page 19

May 8, 12:00pm-12:00am [36] [37] See page 17

Bowery Alliance of Neighbors The History & Future of the Bowery May 8, 1:00pm Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, btwn Bleecker & Houston Sts [58] P erformance , S creening

Tickets: $8 (bowerypoetry.com)

Join us for a lively program of film, song, history, and talk about the Bowery’s past, present, and future. With Kent Barwick (President Emeritus, Municipal Arts Society), Victor Papa (Two Bridges Neighborhood Council), Simeon Bankoff (Historic Districts Council), Kerri Culhane (architectural historian), Eric Ferrara (LES History Project), Poor Baby Bree (chanteuse), and Bob Holman (Bowery Poetry Club). Art Since the Summer of ‘69 Spring Cleaning May 8, 1:00-6:00pm [41] See page 17

Lu Magnus A Room of Her Own

Downtown Art The Bowery Wars, Part I May 8, 3:30pm [47] See page 18

La MaMa Galleria Tracing the Unseen Border May 8, discussion at 4:00pm, hours 1:00-6:00pm; [40] See page 17

Solar One NYC The Future Metropolis Volume 3: Water in New York May 8, 4:00-6:00pm Speyer Hall, University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St [46] L ecture/ D iscussion

Presentations consider water in relation to NYC: how it’s used and its cultural significance. Part of a series of events focused on making the city a more sustainable place to live, work, and do business. Performance Space 122 Networked Publishing for Live Art: Live Art Almanac Vol. 2 NYC Launch Event May 8, 5:00pm 150 1st Ave at E 9th St [48]

May 8, panel discussion 2:00pm [59] See page 18

New American Cinema Group, Inc. & The Film-Makers’ Cooperative The Urban Landscape in Cinematic Transformation May 8, 2:00pm & 5:00pm [62] See page 19

Charles Bank Gallery Bring Your Own Body May 8, 2:00-8:00pm [43] See page 17

Bowery Poetry Club Bowery Arts & Science Presents Bowery Beehive May 8, 3:00pm; Ceremony followed by free tours 308 Bowery, btwn Bleecker & Houston Sts [58] D emonstration, Family Activity

Discover the hives that urban bee man Sam Comfort helped establish to pollinate the City. Honey is for sale to benefit Bowery Arts & Science, the nonprofit that programs the Bowery Poetry Club.

L ecture/ D iscussion

A transcontinental conversation with scholars, professionals, and performance artists—live and via Skype—explores publishing as a strategy for dialogue. Anthology Film Archives & the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Downright Systems May 8, 6:30pm 32 Second Ave at 2nd St [74] S creening

Ever wonder where your garbage goes? Why you shouldn’t go swimming after a heavy rainfall? Who owns the Internet? Three documentaries, produced by artists and students, suggest answers. The Living Room Playing With Actors May 8, 7:00-9:00pm 154 Ludlow St, btwn Stanton & Rivington Sts [75] P erformance

Dixon Place Art Re-animated

May 8, 3:00pm 161A Chrystie St, btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts [50] Tickets: Free, RSVP: tim@dixonplace.org or just show up!

A band performs songs, interrupted by semiimprovisational two-minute monologues by NYC actors who alter the music with soliloquys from Shepard to Shakespeare.

L ecture/ D iscussion

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THE URBAN REVOLUTION. A FEW STEPS FROM HERE. EXHIBITION

Audi Urban Future Award participants are Alison Brooks Architects, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Cloud 9, J. Mayer H. and standardarchitecture. Openhouse Gallery 201 Mulberry Street New York May 7, 12 pm –7pm, May 8/9, 11am –7pm www.audi-urban-future-initiative.com The Audi Urban Future Initiative is proud to be a partner of the Festival Of Ideas For The New City. Programming in collaboration with Architizer and Storefront for Art and Architecture.


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