Meri Louekari:

Roundtable: Conversation on Waterfront

MAY 4, 2016. 12:30PM AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, AVERY HALL 114. 116th ST. & Broadway New York, NY 10027. Free and open to the public. More info here

As part of her Mobius fellowship, Meri Louekari is organizing a roundtable discussion event at the Columbia University on May 4, 12:30PM. Alongside Louekari, “Roundtable: Conversation on Waterfront” will feature Andrea Kahn (Design Content) and Mary Kimball (City of New York). The event will be moderated by Thaddeus Pawlowski (Columbia University & City of New York). The event is free and open to the public.

The goal of this event is to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between the cities New York and Helsinki.

Urban waterfronts are facing significant transformations world-wide and are among the most pressing urban design challenges of the next century. Former industrial sites are being reclaimed and rebuilt for new uses, while new urban maritime districts begin to provide a mix of housing, recreation, post-industrial, and ecological programs, in the midst of greater environmental uncertainty.

The goal of this event is to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between the cities New York and Helsinki. Both cities have already opened up access to miles of the shoreline that have been closed off to the public for decades. The event is organized in collaboration with Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and FCINY's Mobius Fellowship Program. MOBIUS is a fellowship program for visual arts, museum and archive professionals based in New York, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Finland. The program enables transatlantic mobility and collaborative practices and supports long-lasting professional relationships.

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