Video Archive | New York City (28)

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Michael Sorkin outlines his research into ways of enabling New York City to produce its own food.
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Ming Fung introduces Jesse Reiser of Reiser + Umemoto. Fung portrays the dynamism of the firm being generated from the...
Disappearing Cities With Bruna Mori Benjamin Bratton And...
Bruna Mori reads excerpts from D?rive, her 2006 book of poetry designed by Peter Matthews, with paintings by Matthew...
Laurie Hawkinson From Object To Territory
Laurie Hawkinson first identifies the title of her lecture as "From Object to Territory." She describes a series of recently...
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Laurie Hawkinson first identifies the title of her lecture as "From Object to Territory." She describes a series of recently...
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Sorkin as a figure who breaks down conventional intellectual and professional categories,...
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Sorkin describes several redevelopment projects for areas around New York City. In Far Rockaway, he proposes a pedestrian...
Michael Sorkin
Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those...

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September 26, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

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Ming Fung introduces Jesse Reiser of Reiser + Umemoto. Fung portrays the dynamism of the firm being generated from the interaction of Reiser’s ambition to transcend program and Umemoto’s ambition for material and program to be reconciled. Their practice has involved these types of debates since they began in a garage in New York. Reiser taught at Columbia University and was recently awarded a professorship at Princeton.


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Bruna Mori reads excerpts from D?rive, her 2006 book of poetry designed by Peter Matthews, with paintings by Matthew Kinney. D?rive is a compilation of cityscape poems and paintings documenting a destination-less movement, drifting along the urban ebbs and flows of New York City. Mori’s work explores the mythology and psychogeography of the city and both aligns with and diverges from situationist theory.


Laurie Hawkinson From Object To Territory

February 12, 2003 | Video Lecturer:
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Laurie Hawkinson first identifies the title of her lecture as “From Object to Territory.” She describes a series of recently completed projects that explore the theme of territory. The first project is a renovation of the existing Corning Museum of Glass. Hawkinson explains the deployment of construction details and the consideration of integrating the building with the landscape. She discusses a service building for Pier 11 in lower Manhattan, explaining that the project deals with passive cooling and issues of scale and visibility. Hawkinson then documents an project for the New York Public Library, describing the strategy of extending public space into a vertical surface, and generating spaces in the building using natural light. Hawkinson characterizes the built form of the Museum for Women in Battery Park as an accumulation of information.

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Ming Fung introduces Laurie Hawkinson, noting her relationship with SCI-Arc, and Hawkinson's interest in collaboration and open...
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Laurie Hawkinson first identifies the title of her lecture as “From Object to Territory.” She describes a series of recently completed projects that explore the theme of territory. The first project is a renovation of the Corning Museum of Glass. Hawkinson explains the deployment of construction details and the consideration of integrating the building with the landscape. She discusses a service building for Pier 11 in lower Manhattan, explaining that the project deals with passive cooling and issues of scale and visibility. Hawkinson then documents an project for the New York Public Library, describing the strategy of extending public space into a vertical surface, and generating spaces in the building using natural light. Hawkinson characterizes the built form of the Museum for Women in Battery Park as an accumulation of information.


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November 6, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Sorkin describes several redevelopment projects for areas around New York City. In Far Rockaway, he proposes a pedestrian oriented low rise beach development. In Brooklyn he proposes inserting trees in several intersections and using those as the focus for variable density housing. For the Westside Waterfront Park, Sorkin proposes a water-taxi channel, and establishing a second promenade beyond the water-taxi lanes.


Michael Sorkin

November 6, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those elements is lacking should design be introduced. He describes two utopian master plan projects, Weed Arizona, a new city located in a decommissioned military base, and Neurasia, a city in an undetermined location in Asia. Both of these stress social space and neighborhoods. Sorkin describes several urban design projects he has worked on, including senior housing of the future, projects for Jerusalem and Beirut, and alterations to the University of Chicago campus. Sorkin’s master plans employ, in places, deliberate vagueness to suggest a range of possibilities. In all the projects, Sorkin stresses ecological and climactic considerations. Sorkin describes several redevelopment projects for areas around New York City. In Far Rockaway, he proposes a pedestrian oriented low rise beach development. In Brooklyn he proposes inserting trees in several intersections and using those as the focus for variable density housing. For the Westside Waterfront Park, Sorkin proposes a water-taxi channel, and establishing a second promenade beyond the water-taxi lanes. Sorkin lays out several proposals for the World Trade Center Site. His first proposals consist of converting the entire site into parkland, or other methods of addressing the entire site with one building. Once it became clear that the building footprints had become sacred, he proposed towers that deviate from typical office tower typology.

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Michael Sorkin-clip_5225
Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Sorkin as a figure who breaks down conventional intellectual and professional categories,...
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Michael Sorkin-clip_5226
Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those...
Michael Sorkin-clip_5227
Michael Sorkin-clip_5227
Sorkin describes several urban design projects he has worked on, including senior housing of the future, projects for Jerusalem...
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Michael Sorkin-clip_5228
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