Salon Series: Urban Data Operations
Where: Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare St.
212-431-5795 Price: Free
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As the contemporary city is increasingly and massively quantified, visualized, and analyzed, untapped territories are revealed. Data visualization makes tangible urban spaces that may previously have been latent, challenging existing strategies of urban design and planning.
Two days before the inauguration of a president who has promoted his own role as a master rebuilder, Storefront’s Salon Series: Urban Data Operations brings together key thinkers and practitioners for an informal discussion around the agency of data driven micro-interventions in the development and understanding of the city.
The event presents Nicholas de Monchaux’s latest publication, Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities, a compendium of designs for networked micro-interventions in American cities. The book will serve as a point of departure for a conversation about whether systems of information and infrastructure can serve those beyond their builders, or even how they can be built by those that they serve.
All Storefront events are free and open to the public, with limited seating available on a first come, first served basis. Members of Storefront can RSVP to reserve a seat.
For more information about the event and participants, visit: http://storefrontnews.org/programming/salon-series-urban-data-operations
Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.Buy tickets/get more info now