IDEASCITY: 100 Actions for the Future City

Festival, Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street), New York, US.


September 16, 2017
A daylong festival, IDEASCITY explores 100 actions for the future city, in which an open arena of modular structures serves as the site for a public forum.
This free and public event, themed around “100 Actions for the Future City”, will be a daylong investigation of strategies, ideas, and propositions featuring artist talks, initiatives by local organizations, performances, workshops, and a panel of mayors including Kasim Reed of Atlanta, Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, and Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville, VA.
The main arena on September 16 will be the Forum Stage, where a distinguished roster of participating artists, architects, activists, and community builders will present an array of innovative ideas. Highlights of the 100 Actions for the Future City will include a presentation by Tania Bruguera on migration as civic intervention, David Byrne’s “Reasons to be Cheerful,” a conversation between Rick Lowe and Kemi Ilesanmi on community building, Trevor Paglen’s research on surveillance, a screening by Superflex, and Mel Chin’s presentation of his most recent work.
In conjunction with programming on the Forum Stage, a series of workshops and panel discussions will be held on-site, including a conversation on food and social justice with Ghetto Gastro; workshops on urban activism led by MTL+; Black Gotham walking tours led by Kamau Ware; workshops by the Drawing Center; Crossroads Conversations by Van Alen Institute; Columbia University’s GSAPP debates; a presentation by North Brooklyn Farms and Clocktower Radio; and projects by The Rockefeller Foundation Fellows at IdeasCity. Additionally, an array of food trucks helmed by Hester Street Café and Ghetto Gastro will be stationed along Rivington Street, one block from the festival.
Additionally, IdeasCity New York will present programming with the Architectural League, Bowery Poetry Club, Cooper Union, the Drawing Center, and Storefront for Art and Architecture, as well as local community initiatives in Lower Manhattan, the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, NEW INC, New Museum affiliate Rhizome, and Columbia University’s GSAPP.