Oculus Quick-Take: FIGMENT: What is this? Why is Nothing for Sale? Why is Everyone Smiling?

On 08.25.16, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed David Koren, founder of FIGMENT, to discuss the organization’s first book FIGMENT: What is this? Why is Nothing for Sale? Why is Everyone Smiling?, reviewed by Annie Coggan in the 08.25.16 issue of our newsletter. Listen to the interview here.  

Oculus Book Review: FIGMENT: What Is This? Why Is Nothing for Sale? Why Is Everyone Smiling?

It seems to be a rite of passage for shoestring arts institutions to publish a book for a crucial anniversary. This book, compiled by FIGMENT founder David Koren and edited by Carlijn Urlings, is representative of the FIGMENT ethos, sometimes maddeningly so. The breezy narrative takes the reader through Koren’s sometimes insights, sometimes musings on … Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: FIGMENT: What Is This? Why Is Nothing for Sale? Why Is Everyone Smiling?”

Art Park is FIGMENT of Future Artistic Talent

(L-R): Chalk drawings on the “Temple of Truth,” by Jennifer Upchurch, Chris Niederer, and Douglas Hart; “Agony of Man,” by Steel Neal made from scrap metal found at construction sites around the city; father and daughter wait for their golf ball at “(Hole) Zero,” by Betsy Alwin and Marget Long. Jessica Sheridan This year, Governors … Continue reading “Art Park is FIGMENT of Future Artistic Talent”

New Deadlines

08.17.17: Call for Applications: Fast Company’s 2018 Most Innovative Companies 08.18.17: Call for Entries: Chicago Architectural Club 2017 Burnham Prize Competition: Under the Dome 08.18.17: Request for Proposals: NYCEDC seeks proposals for commercial office space in East New York

New Deadlines

07.31.17: Call for Entries: Urban Environment Design Magazine’s UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design – Transformation and Reconquest 07.31.17: Call for Applications: The New York Preservation Archive Project 2017 Archival Assistance Fund 08.01.17: Call for Entries: Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association 2017 Sustainable Versatility Student Design Competition 08.01.17: Call for Presentation Proposals: … Continue reading “New Deadlines”

New Deadlines

07.17.17: Call for Entries: Urban SOS: hOUR City – Sponsored by Van Alen Institute, 100 Resilient Cities, and AECOM 07.31.17: Call for Entries: Urban Environment Design Magazine’s UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design – Transformation and Reconquest 07.31.17: Call for Applications: The New York Preservation Archive Project 2017 Archival Assistance Fund … Continue reading “New Deadlines”

New Deadlines

06.30.17: Call for Entries: Faith & Form/IFRAA international Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture 07.01.17: Call for Entries: Museum of the Ancient Nile (MoAN Egypt) 07.07.17: Call for Entries: Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge 07.07.17: Call for Entries: Philadelphia International Airport Image Maker: Landscape Design Competition

Sighted

08.02.16: At the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s “Layered: Data and Representation in Infrastructure and Design,” speakers discussed how data can be accessed and used to inform design decisions and engage in policy discussions. (l-r) Luc Wilson, Associate Principal, Director, KPF Urban Interface; Shannon Mattern, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; … Continue reading “Sighted”

Names in the News

The Institute for Public Architecture’s 2016 Summer Fellows are Jieun Yang, Principal, Habitat Workshop; Emma Fuller, Associate, Diane Lewis Architect; Angela Co, Founder, Studio Co, and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of NYC Architecture Program, Syracuse University School of Architecture; Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHT, Founding Principal, Fete Nature Architecture; Xiaoyin Li, … Continue reading “Names in the News”