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New Local / Living

27 October 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: A/D/O
29 Norman Avenue

New Local is a three-part series of half-day workshops and participatory talks centered on an examination of locality and its conditions organised by AIANY’s New Practices Committee in collaboration with A/D/O, Arup, and Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. The sessions bring together leaders from a variety of industries, from architects, developers and planners to policy makers, sociologists, and anthropologists, who will discuss new forms of public space, and modes of living and manufacturing in New York City.


New Local / Living will be second event in the series focusing on living.


During this workshop, we will try to answer the following questions: can sharing platforms help resolve urgent social housing issues? Are there new ways of looking at existing social housing stock and left-over spaces in a more efficient way? Can we create new housing typologies to respond to new social contracts developing in urban cores? How can we better share the resources of our cities to create a diverse and equitable future?

Join us for a half-day of workshops and participatory talks to examine what it means to live in cities today and what typologies of housing are needed to support new needs, and how we define "neighborhood" today.


Workshop Leaders:Chris Leong, Founding Partner, Leong Leong

Emily Abruzzo, AIA, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects


Selected Speakers:

Darrick Borowski, Head of Design, WeLive

Brian Baldor, Director of Design Strategy, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation Development

Erik Olsen, Partner, Transsolar New York

Frank Dubinsky, Monadnock Development

Jared Della Valle, Founder, Alloy Development

Jing Liu, Founding Partner, SO-IL

Marc Norman, University of Michigan/Ideas and Action

Matt Chaban, Center for Urban Future

Corinna Natter, MINI Living

Sarah Watson, Citizens Housing Planning Council

Thomas Yu, Asian Americans for Equality

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder, PAU

Sophie Wilkinson, Head of Design and Construction, Common

Nadine Maleh, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture

Anika Singh Lemar, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Danielle Lurie, Compass

Miriam Roure, Program Director, Urban-X