Talks & Readings

City as Stage: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera, Peter Marcuse, Damon Rich, and Radhika Subramaniam

SAT, Jun 11, 2011
3 pm

The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street

As part of the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility, this discussion explores urban space as a site of contestation and possibility. It will begin with a screening of Yto Barrada’s video Beau Geste (2009), followed by a conversation between Tania Bruguera (Artist), Peter Marcuse (Columbia University), Damon Rich (Architect), and Radhika Subramaniam (Parsons The New School for Design).

How does the current economic crisis reconfigure urban space, specifically in New York City? How do contemporary artistic and urban practices engage with and impact the social imaginary of the city? Bringing together the disciplines of urban planning and design with artistic and curatorial practices, this platform considers the city as a stage of conflict, desire, and imagination.

This program is free of charge and open to the public, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is limited, we kindly suggest an early arrival.

This event in organized in conjunction with Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility. Please note that Foreclosed does not take place at the Museum. The Kitchen is the primary site of the exhibition. Please consult individual calendar listings for details. All events are free and open to the public.

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