We would like to thank all of those who attended the Liverpool New York workshop on Friday last week.
We would like to thank Grahame Shane, from Columbia University, for opening the day with a fascinating lecture on the development of New York and its waterfronts. Thank you to Jeff Byles, David Vanderhoff and Zach Postone, all from the Van Alen Institute, and Petra Kempf, from Columbia University, for leading the response to Grahame’s lecture. We would also like to thank Shaun Bolanos, Jose Latorre and Ray Borres for joining us in the morning from North Eastern University Boston.
In the afternoon, thank you to Kingston University’s Isabella Zhang and John Markwell for presenting their projects on the Liverpool waterfront and to Ishaan Kumar and Giovanni Santamaria from NYIT for sharing their knowledge and ideas for Red Hook, Brooklyn. Thank you also to Dima Attar, Ambika Mathur, Marianne Medeiros Gomes and Stran Star, all from Kingston University, for sharing their research into Brooklyn and designs on the New York Harbour. And finally, thank you to Mike Webb, Nancy Wozniak and Carol Ashley for responding to the work and joining the conversations late into the evening.
The day would not have been possible without the generosity of our hosts, the Van Alen Institute, who have supported us in the workshop in between their own exhibitions, River City: Waterfront Designs for Civic Life.
WATER / CITY / TERRITORY
An International Design Workshop
On Friday 1 March, 10:00 – 17:00
Hosted at the Van Alen Institute, 30 W 22nd St, 6th fl, NYC
On Wednesday last week we were given a tour of Governors Island by Ellen Cavanagh, the Director of Planning for the Governors Island Trust. We had the opportunity to see the ongoing works by West 8 and discuss the issues of design and planning in this unique New York location. Thanks to Ellen and her team for making us so welcome.