Thursday, December 04, 2014


From Monday, December 8, to Sunday, December 14, the Van Alen Institute is hosting Elsewhere, a series of public programs that "investigate key questions of the contemporary urban experience: How and why do we escape from urban life? What prompts us to escape to the city? What forms of escape can we find within the urban environment? And how might the experience of going “elsewhere” contribute to our well-being?"

Some events take place at the "new Van Alen" at 30 West 22nd Street (the storefront space that Van Alen Books used to occupy), but some take place, um, elsewhere. Check the website for locations and more information on the ten events. Here are a few highlights:
Ultimate Exit: the Architecture and Urbanism of Tech-Secessionism
Live Interview Series and Multimedia Installation
Thursday, December 11
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street

Door to Door: Neighborliness
Interactive Walks 11:00AM-12:30PM & 2:00PM-3:30PM
Saturday, December 13
Carroll Gardens and Clinton Hill

Escape Routes: New Itineraries
Design Presentation and Conversation
Sunday, December 14
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street