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.

chashama: Space to Create

Anita Durst and Kim Schnaubert talk about how we can support artists and improve the economic and cultural vitality of our cities by repurposing under-utilized and empty spaces.

Urban Omnibus Writing Competition: The Unfinished Grid

Coordinates

In the final selection from the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition, Annie Choi takes us on a neighborhood stroll that reveals the grid's subtle influence on our everyday experience of the city.

A Conversation with Mitch Epstein

From a personal story of industrial decline to a national exploration of energy production, the artist discusses the themes that connect his body of work, including his current exhibition of photographs of some of New York's extraordinary and idiosyncratic trees.