The Imprint of the City, Van Alen Institute Spring 2014 Events Launch

How does the physical and sensory richness of the city shape who we are—for worse or for better?

To launch Van Alen Institute’s Spring 2014 Events, the Institute and ISSUE Project Room present a fast-paced medley of music, poetry, personal reflections, conversations, and performances by designers, artists, musicians, writers, social scientists, and others exploring the meaning of well-being, and the effects of the city on our minds and bodies.

Doors at 7:00 pm. The celebration continues with drinks following the program.

Contributions by: Vito Acconci, designer; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Business Development at BIG; Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University; Ariane Lourie Harrison, principal of Harrison Atelier and a critic and lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture; Seth Harrison, principal of Harrison Atelier and founder of Apple Tree Partners; media artist Brian House; poet Rachel Levitsky; artist, designer and founder of The Center for Urban Pedagogy Damon Rich; artist Martha Rosler; Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, Meredith Tenhoor; modular synthesizer artist Ben Vida; and musician C. Spencer Yeh.

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Friday, May 9, 2014
    07:30 pm

  • Where: 

    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place
    Brooklyn, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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