City as Stage: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera, Peter Marcuse, Damon Rich and Radhika Subramaniam
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3pm
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

This discussion explores urban space as a site of contestation and possibility. It will begin with a screening of Yto Barrada’s video Beau Geste (2009), followed by a conversation between Tania Bruguera (Artist), Peter Marcuse (Columbia University), Damon Rich (Architect), and Radhika Subramaniam (Parsons The NewSchool for Design).

How does the current economic crisis reconfigure urban space, specifically in New York? How do contemporary artistic and urban practices engage with and impact the various social imaginaries of the city? Bringing together the disciplines of urban planning and design with artistic and curatorial practices, this platform considers the city as a stage of conflict, desire, and imagination.

This program is free of charge and open to the public, based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Capacity is limited, we kindly suggest an early arrival.

All events will be conducted in English and each venue is physically accessible.

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Immigrant Movement International is co-sponsored by CREATIVE TIME and the Queens Museum of Art.