New York, New Publics
This free program will be held at New Canaan Library, 151 Main St, New Canaan, CT 06840.
Join curator Evangelos Kotsioris for a lecture about Architecture Now: New York, New Publics, an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art that showcases 12 projects for public-facing spaces across New York City’s five boroughs. In contrast to the violent nature of urban renewal and other disruptive metropolitan initiatives of the past century, recent design approaches in this exhibition propose subtler, nimbler interventions. Considering the city as an ecosystem, these inventive approaches envision a future in which architecture creates more accessible, sustainable, and equitable cities. The exhibition is on view through July 29, 2023.
Evangelos Kotsioris is Assistant Curator in Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Among other projects, he has recently co-organized the exhibitions Architecture Now: New York, New Publics (2023), The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 (2022), and Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China (2021–22). Trained as an architect and a historian, his research focuses on the intersections of architecture with science, technology, and media. Kotsioris holds a PhD in history and theory of architecture from Princeton University and an MArch II from Harvard University. He has taught architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard + Columbia Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a co-editor of Radical Pedagogies, a global history of post-WWII experiments in architectural education during the second half of the twentieth century (MIT Press, 2022).
Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of talks, performances, and other live events that extend the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This event is co-hosted by New Canaan Library and supported in part by the New Canaan Community Foundation.