Theater-makers, natives, and newcomers draw mental maps of how they navigate comfort and discomfort in a rapidly changing city.
A city needs memory like it needs streets, trees, and people. But how do we build an infrastructure to contain and deliver the city's history? Ben Vershbow, former director of NYPL Labs, talks with Shannon Mattern about libraries as stewards of the past in the age of Google Maps.
Allison Henry explores seven proposals for the future of the Gowanus Canal.
Leah Meisterlin and Gergely Baics demonstrate how mining data embedded in historical maps is opening new seams in experimental urban research.
Casita Maria’s Elaine Delgado and Christine Licata describe the sites, markers, and programs of the South Bronx Culture Trail and pay homage to the area's exceptional cultural history.
Singer-songwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane describes the way architecture, literature, and historical research inform his compositions and why he's drawn to storytelling tied to place.
James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data at the NYC Office of Emergency Management, dissects the process by which data turns into emergency response and reminds us that effectiveness in a crisis requires long-term planning supported by accurate information.
Henry Grabar joins subway historian Joseph Raskin on a tour of the G train, charting a history of proactive investment in infrastructure through the vestiges of uncompleted projects along its route.
Juliet Helmke traces the origins and prospects of a genre of art that aims to educate and more effectively influence consumer behavior through the reinterpretation of ecological data.
Another selection from the Unfinished Grid Essay Competition considers what two centuries of interpretation of Manhattan's street grid can tell us about ourselves.
Architect and educator Louise Harpman shares student work from NYU undergraduates whose visual representations of complex information make a case for creative "mapping" as a vital tool for researchers and designers.
Two of the co-founders of an innovative “video map” of New York discuss personal expression, urban exploration and the civic possibilities of video.
Michael Chen investigates the physical, spatial and technological significance of the infrastructure of mobile communication networks.
Last night, the Museum of the City of New York brought together a panel of New York City subway map dignitaries for "The New York City Subway Map – Form v. Function in the Public Realm:" designer Massimo Vignelli, designer John Tauranac, author and typographer Paul Shaw, and KickMap creator Eddie Jabbour, in a discussion moderated by Steven Miller.
Sarah Rich and Nicola Twilley discuss the impact of food systems on the physical city in advance of Foodprint NYC, an event at Studio-X.