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UR (Urban Research) launches Beyond the Square

Nikhil Sambamurthy

On September 26, Terreform's imprint UR (Urban Research) hosed a panel discussion at the Hagop Kevorkian Center at New York University to celebrate the launch of Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings (UR, 2016), edited by Deen Sharp and Claire Panetta. 

The panel featured both the editors, as well as Ahmed Kanna (Anthropology, University of the Pacific) and Julie Mehretu (Artist).

Watch the discussion below:

Terreform Receives Award for UR (Urban Research)

Elisabeth Weiman

Terreform has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts so that it can continue its publication series ( This will support our initiative to disseminate speculative research,  designs and analyses that focus on a progressive urbanism.

See their announcement printed in Arch Daily: Graham Foundation Announces $419,000 in 2016 Grants to Organizations.

Also check out our grantees project page at Graham Foundation: UR (Urban Research), Volumes 07-11.

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Waterfront Alliance Conference

Hilary Huckins-Weidner

Join Terreform's Michael Sorkin and Maria Torres-Springer, President and CEO of NYC Economic Development Corporation aboard the Hornblower Infinity on May 12, 2016 as they lead the keynote conversation: "How do we define--and deliver--equity at the waterfront?" for Waterfront Alliance's 2016 Waterfront Conference. This year's conference will provide a platform to debate the future of New York's metropolitan waterfronts and the challenges of defining and delivering equitable access to jobs, education, transportation, and recreation at the water's edge.

For more details about the conference, check out Waterfront Alliance's events page.

Waterproofing New York Exhibition

Hilary Huckins-Weidner


The City College of New York celebrated the launch of the book Waterproofing New York, edited by faculty members Denise Hoffman Brandt and Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, and published through Terreform's imprint, UR (Urban Research)  with an exhibition of the same name at the East Gallery in the Spitzer School of Architecture.

The exhibition runs through April 15, 2016. The Spitzer School of Architecture is located on 141 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street in Harlem, New York.

Next Helsinki Winning Entries Announced

Elisabeth Weiman

The international jury of the Next Helsinki competition announced the results on April 20, 2015 in Helsinki. The chair of the jury, Michael Sorkin notes, “We initiated this project out of a sense of both outrage and love. Outrage at the march of the homogenizing multi-national brand culture emblematized by the imperial Guggenheim franchise–the cultural equivalent of Starbucks–was what launched us."