The Civic Action Planning Model

Civic Action architects Lyn Rice, AIA, Elliott Maltby, and urban strategist, Claire Weisz, AIA will engage in dialogue about working with artists and arts organizations in the process of civic planning.

Moderated by Julie V. Iovine, Executive Editor of Architects Newspaper and editor of the forthcoming Civic Action publication.

Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City is a site-study and exhibition that brings together four artist-led teams to conceptualize a vision for Long Island City (LIC), an area of New York City whose identity has been shaped over the last fifty years by artists and their relation to this vibrant and understudied neighborhood. Home to The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, the site-study area lies within northwestern Queens, where Long Island City and Astoria converge: a textured and unique community comprised of artists, longtime residents, and waves of new immigrants who live and work among housing, commercial buildings, waterfront, and open spaces. Today, this neighborhood is facing rezoning and development initiatives that may impact its character and future fabric. Motivated by such events, Civic Action invites celebrated artists Natalie Jeremijenko, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas to consider a viable future for LIC by injecting innovative design possibilities and arts involvement within the area that will bring about positive change in the shaping of the local community’s identity.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    6:00 p.m.

  • Where: 

    Center for Architecture
    536 LaGuardia Place
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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