The Cultural Organizer as Urbanist: A Conversation with José Serrano-McClain

An artist, community organizer, and social entrepreneur discusses museum-community partnerships, crowdfunding public art, and emerging trends in socially engaged creative projects.

Spaceworks

Paul Parkhill discusses an ambitious initiative to develop affordable workspace for artists, touching on issues of real estate economics, neighborhood stabilization, and the evolving needs of a diverse urban workforce.

Field Trip: Welling Court Mural Project

On every wall are blasts of color reaching one, two or even three stories above the curb.

Sequence of Light: A Conversation with Leo Villareal

With two new sculptures now on view in New York City, artist Leo Villareal talks with us about finding inspiration in nanotechnology, creating communal experiences, and capturing the beauty and power of light.

Portfolio: Out My Window

We are all to an extent on display to each other, but we pretend not to notice, and do not to attempt to bridge the narrow spatial but chasm-like psychological gaps between buildings.

Disappearing Histories: A Conversation with Christopher Payne

Christopher Payne -- whose photographs have documented abandoned structures, obsolete industrial processes, and American craftsmanship -- discusses photography's potential to remind us of our disappearing histories.

Field Trip: United Palace Theatre

On 175th Street, a "Wonder Theater" rises seven stories from the street.

Making Meaning Together: The Triangle Fire Open Archive and Open Museum

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani tells the story behind an innovative memorial to a century-old tragedy with an evolving and enduring legacy for labor rights, building codes and the challenges of commemoration.

Montage City: Edge Conditions

Three student videos investigate borders and urban transitions along 58th Street in Manhattan, aboard the Staten Island Ferry, and within the Hub in the Bronx.

Brooklyn Gentrification on Screen

Two new films each offer a look at a decade of change in Brooklyn.