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The Global Polis: Interactive Infrastructures
May 15 – August 29, 2009
What is infrastructure? For much of the twentieth century, the answer to this question was guided by the ideology of functionalist urbanism, a school of thought that said that all healthy cities served four major needs – work, housing, recreation, and transportation. Today, we no longer take this view for granted, for it is a perspective that makes no provisions for community, identity, or history. At the same time, we still lack an alternative model for visualizing the city that can deal adequately with the public health and quality-of-life issues that the early functionalists sought to address. Our capacity to balance urban development with the demands of ecological imperatives and social needs has only worsened in recent decades, and this exhibition asks whether the trend can be reversed.
Global Polis: Interactive Infrastructures documents a series of contemporary experiments in planning, architecture, and design that treat cities and their environments in holistic terms, as a complex social, political, and ecological matrix – not just as an assembly of buildings, roadways, bridges, pipes, and tunnels (although each of these is important). Infrastructure cannot be divorced from the structure of democracy, from the environment at large, and the contributions to this exhibition highlight the important role that community, communication, participation, and the sharing of knowledge can play in informing understanding of the urban fabric.
This spring and summer, a series of workshops and public programs will be held to generate discussion and debate about civic participation, urbanism, and design. Drawings and diagrams produced in the workshops will be incorporated into the exhibition as an evolving presentation of ideas.
Exhibition and related programs organized by AIA New York in partnership with Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny) , The Austrian Cultural Forum, and the American Institute for Graphic Arts New York (AIGA NY).
Curator: Nader Vossoughian
Exhibition Design: Project Projects
Consulate General of The Netherlands
Times Square Alliance
Helfand Spotlight Series:
Max Bond 1935 – 2009
May 12 – June 11, 2009
Max Bond: 1935 – 2009 was organized by AIA New York with Davis Brody Bond Aedas to commemorate the life and work of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of ABC Printing and Davis Brody Bond Aedas.
Max Bond: 1935 – 2009 is presented as part of the Margaret Helfand Spotlight Series.
Davis Brody Bond Aedas
The Margaret Helfand Fund
2009 Design Awards and Building Type Awards
April 23 — June 13, 2009
AIA New York’s Annual Design Awards Program is the largest competition held to recognize excellence in architectural design for projects in New York City and by New York City architects worldwide. The 2009 Design Awards Program also includes the Building Type Awards in collaboration with the Boston Society of Architects to honor excellence in architectural design in Housing and Health Facilities.
The thirty-two winners of these awards will be on display at the Center for Architecture beginning April 23 and through June 13.
For the full list of winners, please visit the AIANY Awards Web site.
Exhibition organized by: AIA New York
Exhibition design by: Remake with Corey Yurkovich
The Durst Organization
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Building Contractors Association
Hopkins Foodservice Specialists
Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti
JFK&M Consulting Group
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
New York University
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects
Rogers Marvel Architects
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Tishman Construction Corporation
Zumtobel Lighting/International Lights