A lot is happening in New York City between now and the end of the month. Here's a smattering.
Space, the Sacred, and the Imagination:
A panel discussion with Mark C. Taylor, K. Michael Hays, Steven Holl, Ann Riselbach, Karla Britton, and Jim Williamson at Cornell AAP NYC, 50 West 17th Street on Tuesday, February 21 (that's tonight!) at 6:30pm.
L: Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present Exhibition Opening at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, on Wednesday, February 22, 6pm-9pm (the exhibition runs until June 23):
R: John Hill Book Talk (that's me!) at the Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, on Wednesday, February 22, 6:30pm-8pm.
Megacities and Meta-Cities: Global Urban Design Studies and Research in Local Schools:
A day-long symposium organized by Antonella Contin, D. Graham Shane, and Giovanna Santamaria, on sustainable models for growing and shrinking territories, on Thursday, February 23 at Studio X NYC, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, from 9:30am-8pm.
C-BIP Brooklyn Think Tank:
The event is on Friday, February 24 at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn from 1pm-5:30pm. Participants include: PHILLIP ANZALONE Director, Building Science and Technology Sequence, Columbia University GSAPP/ Moderator; JAKE BARTON Principal and Founder, Local Projects; DAVID BENJAMIN Director, Living Architecture Lab, Columbia University GSAPP/ Moderator; SHANE BURGER Director of Design Technology, Woods Bagot; AGNES CHUNG Creative Technologist, New York Times; PEGGY DEAMER Principal, Deamer Architects, Professor, Yale School of Architecture; DAVID FANO Partner, Case; EDWIN B. HATHAWAY CEO, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™; WIILIAM HORGAN Principal, Grimshaw Architects; JESSE KEENAN Director, CURE, GSAPP Columbia University; LAURA KURGAN Director, Spatial Information Design Lab, Columbia University GSAPP/ Moderator; NADINE MALEH Architect, Community Solutions; SCOTT MARBLE Partner, Marble Fairbanks; Director of Integrated Design, Columbia University GSAPP / Moderator; MUCHAN PARK Designer, Kohn Pedersen Fox; WILL PICKERING Principal, Parallel Development Ltd.; S.BRY SARTE Principal, Founder, Sherwood Design Engineers; CRAIG SCHWITTER Managing Director for North America, Buro Happold; MARC SIMMONS Partner, Front Inc.; MARK WIGLEY Dean, Columbia University GSAPP; MELISSA WRIGHT-ELLIS Chief of Staff, Division of Energy Management, Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).
L: Architecture Criticism Today, a panel discussion on Monday, February 27 with Julie Iovine, James Russell, Cathleen McGuigan, and Justin Davidson at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, 6pm-8pm:
R: Socio-Political Maps: A Participatory Public Discourse on the City, a panel discussion on Monday, February 27 with Christine Gaspar, Sophie Hochhausl, Prem Krishnamurthy, Bart Lootsma, William Menking, and Nader Vossoughian, moderated by Olympia Kazi, at the Austrian Cultural Forum NY, 11 East 52nd Street, 6:30pm.
Jimenez Lai, “Cartoonish Architecture”:
On Tuesday, February 28, 6pm-8pm, Jimenez Lai "will speak about the alternate worlds depicted by his comics, physical installations, models, and small buildings," at the SVA MFA Design Criticism department (D-Crit), 136 West 21st Street, Second Floor. [image: Noah's Ark in Space by Jimenez Lai - source]