Artist Julia Jacquette and writer James Trainor discuss Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, digging into the sandbox of their memories and a critical chapter in the history of New York City's public spaces.
The Architectural League announces an ambitious initiative to raise our collective discussion of living sustainably to a higher register, imagining the systemic change needed to live well, and to live well within the carrying capacity of the planet.
Center for Urban Pedagogy teaching artist Chat Travieso works with high school students in Bushwick to simplify and illustrate the complexities of micro-unit housing.
Urban ecologist Alexander Felson proposes a new kind of ecological practice, one that moves from analyzing nature to shaping it and embeds scientific experiments into the design process.
Sheila Kennedy and Veit Kugel discuss integrating natural systems, material innovation, and digital technology in projects that reflect a singular and synergistic approach to architecture, infrastructure, and civic space.
In 1987, the League launched a design study to examine the potential of small-scale infill housing to contribute to the city’s affordable housing portfolio. We look back at what was proposed, and what was built instead.
Laura Kurgan describes an integrated, systemic design process for the largest alternative-to-incarceration program in the country.
40 years after its construction, Karen Kubey revisits Marcus Garvey Park Village in Brownsville, Brooklyn, a revealing example of the design philosophies and policy priorities behind low-rise, high-density housing.
Thirteen designers and planners spend an afternoon with the League and the Noguchi Museum, drawing and thinking about how to advance a holistic, culture-led vision of Long Island City's possible futures.
Laurie Hawkinson shares student work and discusses the meanings of 'speculation', collaborations between architecture and real estate students, and the return of big ideas.
The director of an MTA program to bring visual art and performance to New York City's public transportation system talks about activating spaces of infrastructure, improving rider experience and harnessing the power of public art.
David Briggs and Anthony Deen share the winning designs from the first of a series of competitions that address the challenges of developing contaminated urban areas.