Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2012
New York City's month-long design festival: Archtober
It's finally October, and one of New York City's most anticipated event programs has just kicked into full gear again: Archtober, the second annual city-wide festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions is taking place October 1-31, 2012. Presented by the Center for Architecture and copious other collaborating organizations, Archtober’s curated calendar features more than 180 architecture and design lectures, conferences, programs, and exhibitions aiming to raise awareness of the importance of design in New York.
Now in its second year, we at Archinect & Bustler are proud to once again be Archtober's media sponsors and have put together a selection of Archtober events you cannot miss this October:
Emerging Designers Panel Discussion | Tue, Oct 2
Jerry Helling, President and Creative Director of Bernhardt Design has made a career out of discovering new talent. This panel looks at trends and challenges facing young and emerging designers who are trying to find a foothold in the competitive design market.
Opening Reception - Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967-2012 | Tue, Oct 2
This exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of the work of visionary architect and artist Massimo Scolari, who taught as a Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1977 and 1978.
Architects in Conversation: Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Studio Gang | Wed, Oct 3
Join visionary architect, MacArthur Fellow and National Academician Jeanne Gang, founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, in this lively discussion about art and architecture.
Fall 2012 Lecture Series: Art, Architecture and the Landscape – Christo | Thu, Oct 4
Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff,) and his late wife Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Marie Denat), both born on June 13, 1935, worked together since 1961 to create large-scale outdoor works of art.
City Science: New Urban Mobility Systems for a Post-Oil World | Fri, Oct 5
Cities matter. Over the next 15 years, cities will account for 90% of population growth, 80% of global wealth creation, and 66% of global energy consumption. Existing approaches to city design have led to increasing congestion, pollution, waste of energy, and decreasing quality of urban life.
Walking Tour - 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Site: Architecture, Urban Planning and the History of the New and the Original World Trade Center | Sat, Oct 6
Rebuilding the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been a daunting, contentious and dynamic process. Yet construction has moved forward. The 9/11 Memorial opened on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event. And One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in New York City, is nearing completion.
stillspotting nyc: finale | Tue, Oct 9
On October 9, the Guggenheim Museum and Unsound, creators of the celebrated New York festival, host a variety show of talks, performances, films, readings, statements, and personal reflections by architects, artists, planners, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and musicians as a finale reflecting upon the issues explored within the five editions of the off-site exhibition series stillspotting nyc.
Exhibition Opening Reception for Louis I. Kahn: In the Park | Thu, Oct 11
Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of fine art by the architect Louis I. Kahn [1901-1974]. This show will consist of work with park-related themes and will coincide with the opening of the Four Freedoms Park on Franklin Delano Roosevelt Island on October 24, 2012.
Crafting the Interview 3.0 | Sat, Oct 13
The New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects [nycobaNOMA] announces the 3rd annual Portfolio + Resume Review Day for young professionals and graduating college students seeking feedback on their portfolio. A panel presentation will provide information about the job hunting process and current market trends.
Architecture & Design Film Festival @ Tribeca Cinemas | Thu, Oct 18
Now in its fourth season, ADFF has become the premier festival for showcasing films about architecture and design. This year's festival at Tribeca Cinemas will offer more than 25 films from around the world, as well as panel discussions with design leaders and filmmakers.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Opens to the Public | Wed, Oct 24
Four Freedoms Park, a memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, will open to the public on October 24, 2012.
Designers & Books Fair and the Architecture Publishing Summit Keynote: Designing the Future of the Design Book | Fri, Oct 26
The first Designers & Books Fair is set is set to launch on the last weekend of October in New York City. The Fair exhibition hall will include approximately 35 U.S. and European design book publishers and booksellers displaying and selling the newest titles for the Fall and upcoming holiday season as well as important backlist titles.
For the complete list of events from October 1st through 31st, head over to the Archtober online calendar, download & print the Archtober guide, like the Facebook page, or follow Archtober on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.