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12

Mar
2016

In Conversation Series
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By Marvel

Citizen/Designer | 3-12-16

On 12, Mar 2016 | In Conversation Series, Events, Usagi | By Marvel

Conversation 3: Citizen/Designer
Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

How can the average citizen initiate participation and contribute to the progress of the city? The conversation will be led by individuals who have taken an active role in the design of the urban environment, and will inspire a brainstorming of new ideas and process models that enable the citizen to become a critical player in contemporary urban planning and design.

Moderator: Guido Hartray, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects

Discussants:
Nancy Nowacek, Artist
Scott Francisco, Founder and Director, Pilot Projects
Jonathan Marvel, Founding Principal, Marvel Architects
Molly Woodward, Vernacular Typography

RSVP HERE

20

Feb
2016

In Conversation Series
Events
Usagi

By Marvel

Private/Public Partnerships
 | 2-20-2016

On 20, Feb 2016 | In Conversation Series, Events, Usagi | By Marvel

Conversation 2: Private/Public Partnerships
Saturday February 20, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

To what extent- if at all- is privatization a boon to the design of equitable urban space? As collaborations between public agencies and private actors endeavor to promote growth while accruing capital for large- scale public projects, a gradually increasing amount of city land becomes unavailable to a vast number of everyday individuals. The discussion will consider the current state of private/public partnerships in the urban context, and reflect on new models that might further engage citizens in the making of decisions about private sector involvement in the public realm.

Moderator: Lissa So, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects

Discussants:
Carolee Fink, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, NYCEDC
David Belt, Executive Director and Founder, Macro Sea
Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation
Jonathan Marvel, Founding Principal, Marvel Architects

RSVP HERE

AIA CES/Continuing Education Credits

CITIZEN/DESIGNER Kickoff

On 07, Feb 2016 | No Comments | In Conversation Series, Events, News, Usagi | By Marvel

CITIZEN/DESIGNER Gentrification/Affordable Housing | 2-6-2016

CITIZEN/DESIGNER Gentrification/Affordable Housing | 2-6-2016 photo via @usaginy

A great first conversation on gentrification and affordable housing with Rosanne Haggerty, David Kramer, Ron Schiffman, Erik Chu and Jonathan Marvel. Thank you to all who participated in the kickoff of CITIZEN/DESIGNER.

RSVP HERE to join the conversations on Feb. 20 and March 12.

06

Feb
2016

In Conversation Series
Events
Usagi

By Marvel

Gentrification/Affordable Housing | 2-6-2016

On 06, Feb 2016 | In Conversation Series, Events, Usagi | By Marvel

Conversation 1: Gentrification/Affordable Housing
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Is large scale private development at odds with the availability of viable options for public housing? The conversation will investigate the ability of everyday citizens to promote affordable housing that can survive and perhaps even thrive in the current climate of real estate speculation and the accompanying burdens on (and displacement of) existing communities.

Moderator: Jonathan Marvel, FAIA, Founding Principal, Marvel Architects

Discussants:
Rosanne Haggerty, President, Community Solutions
David Kramer, Principal, Hudson Companies Inc.
Ron Schiffman, Professor, Pratt Institute & Founder, Pratt Center for Community Development
Erik Chu, Architect, Marvel Architects

RSVP HERE

AIA CES/Continuing Education Credits

DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk Feb. 4

On 04, Feb 2016 | No Comments | In Brooklyn in Process, Events, Usagi | By Marvel

ART-IN-DUMBO

DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk: February 4, 2016 Organized by Art in Dumbo

RSVP for the Conversation Series at Usagi NY

On 30, Jan 2016 | In Brooklyn in Process, Conversation Series, Events, Usagi | By Marvel

CITIZEN/DESIGNER: Everyday People Making the City is a free program organized by Marvel Architects, and has been planned in conjunction with the exhibition Brooklyn in Process on view January 15 – March 12, 2016, at Usagi NY.

Click here to RSVP 

Conversation 1: Gentrification/Affordable Housing
Saturday February 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Conversation 2: Private/Public Partnerships
Saturday February 20, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Conversation 3: Citizen/Designer
Saturday March 12, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Brooklyn in Process Architecture Exhibit Shows Borough’s Changing Facade | Untapped Cities

On 19, Jan 2016 | No Comments | In Brooklyn in Process, News, Usagi | By Marvel

At “Brooklyn in Process,” locals get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the buildings they pass everyday. “We wanted people to be able to see the dirtiness and messiness of the creative process, and also the beauty of it,” said Lissa So, a founding partner of Marvel Architects.

Untapped Cities
“Brooklyn in Process” Architecture Exhibit Shows Borough’s Changing Facade
by Nikki Lohr

Brooklyn in Process | Work by Marvel Architects

On 12, Jan 2016 | One Comment | In Brooklyn in Process, Events, Usagi | By Marvel

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Still from Untitled 13, Marvel Vision, 2015

Brooklyn in Process | Work by Marvel Architects
Showing 15 January – 12 March 2016
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11am – 6pm

Usagi NY
163 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.801.8037

While architecture sets the stage for everyday life, the methods behind its making often remain unseen. In the exhibition Brooklyn in Process, New York City-based practice Marvel Architects invites visitors to consider recent projects from unconventional perspectives. Ranging from far-off aerial views of buildings alive in the urban fabric to intimate sketches suggesting design schemes that never came to pass, the exhibition rejects traditional presentations of architecture as static and finished. Instead, Marvel aims to reveal a field of architectural process— normally hidden from public view— that stretches across the conception, design, construction and active life of buildings. The result is an immersive collage of text, image, model, video and virtual reality highlighting just a small fraction of the setbacks, victories, defeats and discoveries that accompany the work of architecture. With its heterogeneous display of still and moving imagery and objects, Brooklyn in Process maintains a frenetic and diffuse quality that is consistent with projects existing not in stoic isolation, but as part of a borough undergoing increasingly rapid development and change.


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