Stan Allen at Public Natures | NYPL Architectural Explorations in Book Series

Wed, Oct 7, 2015,
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Public NaturesRail lines, bridges, highways, waterways, and off-ramps—larger than life but part of it, infrastructural systems are the enduring forms of urban evolution, multiplying as cities grow and requiring expanding swaths of territory to accommodate more and more mono-functional requirements. What if the very hard line between landscape, architecture, engineering, and urbanism could find a more synthetic convergence? Join Marion Weiss, Michael A. Manfredi, Alexandra Lange, Barry Bergdoll, Stan Allen, and David van der Leer in a discussion that explores the potential to shape a new public realm.

In its eighth year Architectural Explorations in Books, initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, is a series of engaging programs delving into the critical role that architecture publications play in the understanding of contemporary urban developments and structures. The events feature book presentations and discussions by acclaimed architects, critics, curators, designers, photographers and writers.

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