Sep 23 at 1 pmCommunity Supported Kitchen in East Harlem offers members healthy, tasty, home-style dinners and the social benefits of group meals at a convenient community location for a low-budget price. East Harlem native and Community Supported Kitchen founder Terry Rodriguez will speak about similar initiatives around the country while dissecting the inner workings of a community-supported kitchen. Join Terry in figuring out how to bring a community-supported kitchen to a neighborhood near you.
Sep 23 at 2 pmFrom the Lab, the tour will visit Colors Restaurant in Manhattan.
Does collaboration economically benefit New York? If so, who benefits? The newest experiments in economic justice are emerging as worker cooperatives. Join spurse and see how these ideas meet on a visit to one of the city’s most extraordinary worker cooperatives.
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Sep 23 at 3 pm
Join Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss and their Harvard University Graduate School of Design studio for a workshop on the topic of “evolutionary infrastructure.” Larger than life but part of it, infrastructure has an immediate presence; it shapes our environment and urban life in vital, authentic, and often messy ways. With the ultimate goal of discovering the renewed potential of the utopian megaform in the context of today’s evolving metropolis, the group will lead a presentation on the challenges and potential of inhabitable infrastructure in urban territories, followed by a workshop.
An analysis of selected inhabitable infrastructure proposals conceived between 1925 and 1969 and selected realized precedents constructed between 1915 and 2010 will serve as the touchstone for a larger study analyzing the physical and philosophical extension of the High Bridge Towers/Nervi Bus Station—a constructed utopia superimposed over the Cross Manhattan Expressway.
Digital collage: by Weiss/Manfredi
Sep 23 at 6 pmIt’s a party for the people! Get a head start on celebrating 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. Join the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives in celebrating workers who’ve fired their bosses and are putting democracy to work, literally. It’s a night of music and more as we screen short cooperative films, play Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, and let cooperators and the cooperative-curious mix and mingle. We might even introduce a little cooperative speed dating for those of you looking for partners (for coops, that is).
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