Artists Making Cities

Artists Making Cities

Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Location
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

It’s 2015. . . . Do you know where your artists are?

Increasingly, they’re heading out of the studio and into public spaces. They’re taking over sidewalks, revitalizing urban rivers, redesigning streets to be more people-friendly, and remediating industrial lots. As 21st-century artists partner with planners, engineers, and urban communities, they’re becoming major players in the efforts to remake and revitalize cities and neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, February 24, Adam Horowitz of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, Lou Pesce of Metabolic Studio, and Emily Scott of ETH Zürich/co-founder of World of Matter and Los Angeles Urban Rangers will present a panel discussion on the vital role artists are playing in revitalizing communities and making and remaking cities. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, and is part of a spring Princeton Atelier course, “Performing Environmental Stories,” co-taught by public writer, artist, historian, and Princeton’s Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities Jenny Price and Princeton University Art Museum’s Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Kelly Baum. 

After the panel discussion, a series of workshops on creative placemaking will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in various classrooms on the second floor of 185 Nassau Street. Enjoy a ten-minute workshop with each artist. No experience or expertise required. The featured artists are Adam Horowitz of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, Lou Pesce of Metabolic Studio, and Emily Scott of ETH Zürich/co-founder of World of Matter and Los Angeles Urban Rangers. 

Cosponsored by Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. Both the panel discussion and the workshops are free and open to the public.