Aug 26 at 2 pmLeaving from: BMW Guggenheim Lab
Traveling to: New Jersey Meadowlands
Mode of transportation: van/boat
What if nature and culture were no longer considered two separate systems? What sort of city might you really see? Creative consulting and design collaborative spurse will lead a voyage by boat to the heart of New York City’s most astonishing postnatural landscapes. On the Hackensack River, where comfort meets waste, we’ll navigate through our future ecosystem: a remediated swamp, a wastewater treatment plant, a mall, a housing development, a capped landfill, and a Superfund site.
Photo: courtesy Johanna Vandemoortele
Aug 26 at 4 pm
Urbanist Hans Venhuizen introduces New York to The Making Of—a large group game through which Venhuizen has collected the full range of opinions, wishes, initiatives, and interventions for various complex planning questions around the world. Regardless of whether you are a tourist, a neighborhood activist, a city official, or just a passerby, join us for The Making Of to envision the future of the East Village.
Photo: courtesy Gert Jan van Rooij
Parquette: by Hans Venhuizen
Aug 26 at 7 pm
An evening with Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of PRUNE restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side and author of the New York Times best seller Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.