2018 Annual Membership Dinner

Wednesday September 19, 2018

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Storefront for Art and Architecture

97 Kenmare, New York, NY

 

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Each fall, 100 established and emerging voices in art, architecture, design, philanthropy, and urban development come together for Storefront’s annual Membership Dinner.

 

The dinner will take place during Subculture: Microbial Metrics and the Multi-Species Citya collaboration between Kevin Slavin, Elizabeth Hénaff, and The Living / David Benjamin with Evan Eisman Company that brings together work in biology, data science, material science, and design to flip the notion of a “healthy” city on its sterile head. 

 

Reserved Seating

Storefront’s annual Membership Dinners are open to members contributing at the Action Benefactor level or aboveTo become an Action Benefactor member or upgrade your membership in order to join us, please contact Patrick Jaojoco at 212.431.5795 or pj@storefrontnews.org

 

Space is limited. Current members: to reserve a seat, please RSVP. 

 

Bookstore Network: Manuel Herz at McNally Jackson – Refugees, Migration, and Architecture [Event Postponed]

Friday August 10, 2018

 

Friday, August 10th, 2018

7 pm

McNally Jackson

52 Prince St, New York, NY

 

As part of the inaugural New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture, McNally Jackson, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York present an evening with architect Manuel Herz on the integral response of architectural theory and practice to global migration.

 

As part of the book fair, Herz has curated a selection of titles on display at McNally Jackson throughout the summer. The selection aims to provide an understanding of how the context of refugees and their global movement lies at the very heart of the architectural discipline, reflecting upon issues of control, authority, use, and production of space. It is organized into seven categories: the figure of the refugee; spaces of camps and forced displacement; debates on control and power; humanitarian action and its contradictions; architecture as critical agency; architectural and urban applications; and narratives of displacement.

 

In “We Refugees,” Hannah Arendt states “Refugees driven from country to country represent the vanguard of their peoples.” Refugees are active agents, a new avant-garde that has the potential to transform society. Herz invites us to use this understanding to question the very foundations of our architecture.

 

About Manuel Herz

Manuel Herz is an architect whose research focuses on the relationship between the discipline of planning and (state) power. He has worked extensively on the architecture and urbanism of refugee camps, with a regional focus on Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa. His book From Camp to City—Refugee Camps of the Western Sahara documents how camps can be spaces of social emancipation and are used to prefigure the institutions of a nation by a refugee population living in exile. He was the curator and architect of the National Pavilion of the Western Sahara at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016.

 

His award-winning book African Modernism—Architecture of Independence presents the architecture of countries such as Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia at the time of their independence in the 1960s and 1970s. The accompanying exhibition, shown at the Vitra Design Museum, is currently travelling to cities across Europe, the United States, and sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Winner of several prizes, including the German Facade Prize 2011, the Cologne Architecture Prize 2003, the German Architecture Prize for Concrete in 2004, and a nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Prize for European Architecture in 2011, Herz’s Basel based office is responsible for the construction of the Jewish Community Center of Mainz and several housing projects across Europe.

 

Manuel Herz studied at the Architectural Association in London. He taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was the head of teaching and research at ETH Studio Basel – Institute of the Contemporary City. Most recently, he has been appointed professor of architectural and urban design at the University of Basel.

 

About the New York Architecture Book Fair/Bookstore Network

Reflecting upon the monographs, history and theory books, edited volumes, essays, and compilations that comprise our libraries and bookstores, one wonders: which architecture books have we produced that should constitute the foundations of our contemporary context? With an archeological and projective twist, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

 

Alongside an exhibition at its Soho gallery space, Storefront for Art and Architecture has partnered with independent bookstores throughout the city to present a series of pop-up architecture book collections. Each pop-up is curated by an emerging international architect. Together, they aim to reinforce the existing network of spaces in the city dedicated to the dissemination of culture and invite us all to expand our understanding of architecture books and publications that which we know.

 

 

To learn more about the New York Architecture Book Fair and participating bookstores, visit www.storefrontnews.org.

 

All Storefront events are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, with priority seating available for members of Storefront. If you are a member, you can RSVP to reserve a spot.

 

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Bookstore Network: Manuel Herz at McNally Jackson – Refugees, Migration, and Architecture is a program in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and McNally Jackson.

 

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SUPPORT

The first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair is supported by the New York Architecture Book Club, an invitation-based network of individuals and firms that serve as the key group behind the book fair. For a full list of members, see here.

 

Architecture Books – Yet to Be Written and the Bookstore Network are supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, JESCO Lighting Group, Architectural Association Publications, ACTAR, Artbook | D.A.P., Dafne Editora, Harvard University Press, I. B. Tauris, Lars Müller Publishers, Park Books, Rizzoli Publications, University of California Press, University of Minnesota Press, Verso Books, Thames & Hudson, Reaktion Books, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Marsilio,The MIT Press, The Monacelli Press, Tongji University Press, University of Chicago Press, Yale University Press, and Zone Books.

 

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

 

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24x24x24

Wednesday June 20, 2018 – Thursday June 21, 2018

 

Wednesday, June 20th 7 pm – Thursday, June 21st 7 pm

Storefront for Art and Architecture

97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY

 

#24x24x24   #architecturebooks   #summersolstice @storefrontnyc

 

With T+E+A+M, Leigha Dennis – Kin & Company, Studio Cadena, June14 Meyer-Grohbrugge and Chermayeff, Buro Koray Duman, Formlessfinder, NILE, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Leong Leong, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Jerome Haferd & Brandt Knapp, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Peterson Rich Office, Studio Christian Wassmann, GRT Architects, Kyle May Architect, Laida Aguirre, Katie Stout, Ultramoderne, McEwen Studio, Kalos Eldos, TheLab-lab, Ramona Albert Architecture, and Part Office

 

Organized by Studio Cadena, Leong Leong, Buro Koray Duman, Peterson Rich Office, and Kalos Eidos

 

24x24x24 is a 24 hour long marathon of events that invites 24 architects and designers to create 24 stools that provide an antidote to over polished, hyper refined, hyperbolic, and expensive design. An opportunity to connect, propose, and engage diverse architectural interests, designers will host an hour of programming in conjunction with their stool during the longest day of the year. From dawn to dusk of the summer solstice, participants will experiment in the collective production of thinking, design, and action.

 

The stools will remain on display over the course of Storefront’s installation, Architecture Books, from June 19th to August 25th, 2018 as part of the inaugural New York Architecture Book Fair.

 

Schedule of Events:

June 20th

7 pm – Studio Cadena

8 pm – T+E+A+M

9 pm – Leigha Dennis – Kin & Company

10 pm – June14 Meyer-Grohbrugge and Chermayeff

11 pm – GRT Architects

June 21st

12 am – Buro Koray Duman

1 am – Formlessfinder

2 am – NILE

3 am – Chen Chen & Kai Williams

4 am – Charlap Hyman & Herrero

5 am – Studio Christian Wassmann

6 am – Leong Leong

7 am – Jerome Haferd & Brandt Knapp

8 am – Peterson Rich Office

9 am – Abruzzo Bodziak Architects

10 am – Part Office

11 am – Kyle May Architect

12 pm – Ramona Albert Architecture

1 pm – Ultramoderne

2 pm – Katie Stout

3 pm – McEwen Studio

4 pm – TheLab-lab

5 pm – Laida Aguirre

6 pm – Kalos Eidos

 

All events are free and open to the public.

 

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Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

 

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Spacebuster: Democracy Lab

Monday June 11, 2018 – Sunday June 17, 2018

 
June 11th – 17th, 2018
Grand Army Plaza
Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 
 
#thespacebuster   #democracylab   @spacebuster_usa   @storefrontnyc
 
Events organized by Brooklyn Public Library in partnership with Storefront for Art and Architecture, Prospect Park Alliance, and visitBerlin
 
The Spacebuster will return to Brooklyn for Democracy Lab, a week long series of talks and workshops focusing on social justice and civic engagement hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. As part of 50 free programs over the course of the week, the inflatable dome will be the site of chair-making workshops, artist-led walks, and literary cabarets and debates. 
 
See the full schedule here. On June 12th, Storefront will host a special event at the Spacebuster as part of the New York Architecture Book Fair.
 
The Spacebuster, created by raumlaborberlin and originally commissioned by Storefront in 2009, designed to explore the qualities and possibilities of public space in New York City. Read more about the Spacebuster and its past projects here.
 
All events are free and open to the public.
 

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Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

 

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Closing Event – Marching On: The Politics of Performance

Saturday June 9, 2018

Image by Bryrony Roberts, 2018.

 

Marking the Closing of Marching On: The Politics of Performance

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

5 pm – 6:30 pm

97 Kenmare Street

 

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As part of the closing of Marching On: The Politics of PerformanceThe Marching Cobras of New York return to perform at Storefront’s gallery space. Afterward, Terrel Stowers and Kevin Young, leaders of The Marching Cobras, will engage youth members of the group in a discussion about their experiences and understanding of the politics of performance in public space through the projects. The discussion will be moderated by Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson.  

 

Schedule:

5:00 pm: Performance by The Marching Cobras of New York
5:15 pm: Comments by Terrel Stowers and Kevin Young of The Marching Cobras with Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson
6:00 pm: Reception

 

Support
This event is generously supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.
 

Project Support

Marching On: The Politics of Performance is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

 

General Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

 

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All Storefront events are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, with priority seating available for members of Storefront. If you are a member and would like to reserve a seat, contact jk@storefrontnews.org

Storefront for Art and Architecture at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Thursday May 24, 2018 – Sunday May 27, 2018

Join Storefront for Art and Architecture for the following events as part of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale:

 

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

12 pm Creating Knowledge: New Ways of Communicating Art and Architecture at the Warehouse adjacent to Cantieri Navali 

12 – 4 pm Bed-In Interviews at the Dutch Pavilion

7 pm ARQ and FAKTUR: Documents and Architecture at the Emily Harvey Foundation

 

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Friday, May 25, 2018

11 am Flash Mob: #WomenInArchitecture at the Giardini entrance

 

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Saturday, May 26th, 2018

2:30 pm The School of Athens: On Pedagogical Models at the Greek Pavilion

 

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Sunday, May 27th, 2018

1 – 2:30 pm Book Preview: The Architecture of Closed Worlds – Or, What is the Power of Shit? at the Dutch Pavilion

 

 

 

 

Book Preview: The Architecture of Closed Worlds

Sunday May 27, 2018

Lydia Kallipoliti. The Architecture of Closed Worlds - Or, What is the Power of Shit. Published by Lars Muller, 2018

Lydia Kallipoliti. The Architecture of Closed Worlds – Or, What is the Power of Shit. Published by Lars Muller and Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2018

 
Sunday, May 27th, 2018
1 – 2:30 pm
Dutch Pavilion
Giardini Della Biennale, Venezia
 
#venicebiennale   #workbodyleisure   #biennalearchiteturra   @storefrontnyc
 
Organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut
 
With Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley, and Liam Young
 
In Conversation with Lydia Kallipoliti
 
What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each is conceived as a closed system, a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that impedes the transfer of matter or energy. Contemporary discussions about global warming, recycling, and sustainability have emerged as direct conceptual constructs related to the analysis of closed systems. 
 
From the space program to countercultural architectural groups experimenting with autonomous living, Lydia Kallipoliti’s forthcoming book, The Architecture of Closed Worlds -Or What is the Power of Shit? documents a deeply-rooted fantasy of architecture producing nature, and addresses its manifestation in the very fabric of reality.
 
Closed Worlds is released in collaboration with Lars Muller Publications and Storefront for Art and Architecture.
 
Copies of The Architecture of Closed Worlds – Or, What is the Power of Shit? will be available for pre-order from Lars Müller Publishers.
 
Read more about The Architecture of Closed Worlds HERE.

The School of Athens: On Pedagogical Models

Saturday May 26, 2018

The School of Athens Symposium, 2018.

 
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
2:30 pm
Greek Pavilion
San Polo 322, Venezia
 
#venicebiennale   #theschoolofathens   #greekpavilion   @storefrontnyc
 
Organized by Xristina Argyros and Ryan Neiheiser
 
With Elizabeth Diller, Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi, Eva Franch i Gilabert, John Tuomey & Sheila O’Donnell, Joseph Grima, and many more
 
As part of the Greek Pavilion’s The School of Athens exhibition, a symposium will take place that explores the utopian vision of a free, open, informal, and common space for learning. Speakers, including Storefront’s Director, Eva Franch, will discuss the architecture of communal spaces, exploring the history, present, and possible future of the academic commons. 

Flash Mob: #WomeninArchitecture

Friday May 25, 2018

 
Friday, May 25th, 2018
11 am
Giardini Entrance
Giardini Della Biennale, Venezia
 
#WomenInArchitecture   #venicebiennale   @storefrontnyc   
 
All are invited to take a stand and advocate for women working in architecture.  

ARQ and FAKTUR: Documents & Architecture

Thursday May 24, 2018

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Thursday, May 24th, 2018
7 pm
Emily Harvey Foundation
San Polo 322, Venezia
 
#arquc   #documentsandarchitecture   #venicebiennale  @faktur_journal   @arq_uc   @storefrontnyc
 
Comments by Pedro Alonso, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Manuel Herz, and Anna Puigjaner
 
Presentations by Pep Avilés of FAKTUR and Francisco Díaz of ARQ
 
Documents & Architecture is an open roundtable focusing on editorial projects in critical and prospective terms, allowing guest critics to interrogate magazine editors about their respective practices. The discussion will outline the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of architecture publishing, seek recommendations for future editorial work, and define expectations for architecture magazines in contemporary culture.