April 4–30, 2013
This April, in celebration of Landscape Architecture month, the NY Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLANY) and The Hort present Currents in Green Infrastructure. This exhibition explores a topic currently at the forefront of the profession and showcases some of the most innovative design solutions, including Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bushwick Inlet Park, and Queens Plaza.
From city-led implementation for combined sewer management, to larger conversations about how our landscapes can protect cities from catastrophic events, today we expect our landscapes to be more productive and resilient, while still providing the everyday amenities of beauty and habitat. This is a complicated and site-specific type of work that deserves analysis as well as celebration.
Throughout April, The Hort and the ASLANY will host presentations, panel discussions, and social events to further the discussion of green infrastructure, advance the understanding of this broad topic, and elevate the role that landscape architects play to make New York City more sustainable.
Kingston University present a workshop for their design and research collaboration Liverpool New York. Generously hosted by the Van Alen Institute, in New York City, the workshop will begin with a presentation by David Grahame Shane (Columbia University). Throughout the day there will be presentations and discussions between faculty and students from both Kingston University and New York Institute of Technology with a focus on landscape, architecture and urbanism proposals for Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York.
Responses will be offered by Mike Webb (Cooper Union), Giovanni Santamaria (NYIT), Pat Brown (Kingston University) and Ed Wall (Kingston University).
WATER / CITY / TERRITORY
Friday 1 March, 10:00 – 17:00, at the Van Alen Institute, 30 W 22nd St, 6th fl, NYC
The Liverpool New York project is a design and research collaboration considering the relations between distant cities. The project has been initiated by the MA Landscape & Urbanism and PG Diploma Landscape Architecture programmes in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University.
The Space has a rich collection of arts film and programming that include issues of landscape, urbanism, arts and culture. For those of you in the UK, it is live, free and on demand.
[un]natural limits is an exhibition that opens at the Austrian Cultural Forum on 22 January. From 5:00pm the artist talk will include Mathias Kessler, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Lois Weinberger, and the curators Dieter Buchart and Arnaud Gerspacher. This will be followed by an opening reception.
November saw the presentation of Liverpool and the Avant-Garde by Dr Robert Knifton. The exhibition, whose full title was Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde, was planned for 2007 to coincide with Liverpool’s 800th anniversary celebrations. From 2005-2007 Dr Knifton helped to develop the Tate Liverpool exhibition.
The above map is by Everything Must Burn was commissioned for the event.
Earlier this month we discussed the sounds of the two cities. How can music be informed by different urban geographies? How can music also inform ideas of identity, urban authenticity and place. Lecturer and journalist Charles Lambert presented Liverpool and New York though their musical DNA and speculated that Liverpool’s music has consistently been more melodic while New York’s has been more jagged and demanding.
Check out and enjoy the latest video work of Alex M from the MA Landscape and Urbanism at Kingston University.
The Rising Currents exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York asked several teams of designers to consider proposals to address the conditions of rising tides and storm surges. As New York prepares to shut down with the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy the importance of waterfront infrastructure planning is underlined.
The 2010 Rising Currents exhibition presented speculations by five teams of landscape architects, architects and urban designers who engaged with landscape conditions and processes to respond to, mitigate and prevent the possibility of flooding in the New York Harbor area.
Considering waterfront infrastructure New York Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) is requesting proposals for New York Waterfront Construction. Change the Course has a deadline of November 15.
[image: Architecture Research Office and dlandstudio]