Join New City Critics, Urban Design Forum, and Urban Omnibus/The Architectural League for a conversation about the state of criticism on New York City’s built environment.
This roundtable brings together exciting new publications that train a close, critical eye on New York City’s built environment. Leaders of four new and visionary local publications discuss editorial perspectives, diverse approaches to criticism and advocacy, audience engagement, and financial organization, among other topics. From an NYC online daily to an unlikely design magazine about New Jersey, a worker-owned news collective, and a tabloid that reviews architecture, we’ll explore what it takes to advocate for a city that looks, feels, and works for all.
Convened in conjunction with the New City Critics fellowship, New Conversations is a series of public discussions on the future of writing about design, planning, the city, and the urban environment.
The event will begin with brief remarks from the speakers. Following the remarks, the speakers will be joined by the New City Critics Fellows and program attendees to discuss a central question: what does it mean – and take – to drive critical conversations on our shared urban environments?
When: Wednesday January 25, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: *** NEW LOCATION *** Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
This event is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
New City Critics is a fellowship program that empowers new, fearless, and diverse voices to challenge the ways we understand, design, and develop our cities. The fellowship supports the development of five critics from underrepresented backgrounds through guest lectures and workshops, research guidance, mentorship opportunities, networking, and production of new critical projects in Urban Omnibus and other leading publications. Through public programs and other channels, the fellowship encourages a more expansive conversation on the future of cities.
The Urban Design Forum promotes conversation between civic leaders, designers, developers and advocates. Forum Fellows are encouraged to invite additional guests to participate. Learn more about becoming a Forum Fellow.
The Architectural League nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking, debate, and action on the critical design and building issues of our time. Learn more and become a member at archleague.org.
Lead support for New City Critics is provided by Critical Minded, Charles H. Revson Foundation, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Joan Copjec, Paul Goldberger, Thom Mayne, Zach Mortice & Maria Speiser, Eric Owen Moss, Moshe Safdie, and Carol & Mark Willis. Additional support is provided by Tami Hausman, Deborah Berke, LEVENBETTS, Mary Margaret Jones, Nat Oppenheimer, Rosalie Genevro, Mario Gooden, Rice+Lipka, and Calvin Tsao. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The views expressed here are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.