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Vyjayanthi Rao at 'Smart Cities?'

Nikhil Sambamurthy

On April 23rd, Terreform Co-Director Vyjayanthi Rao spoke at Smart Cities?, a conference hosted at The New School and organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

The conference investigated urbanization in the 21st century by unpacking the notion of the 'Smart City' through three panel discussions: Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects. Dr. Rao spoke in the first. 

Watch her presentation below, and read more about the conference on Storefront's website

Promising Developments

Nikhil Sambamurthy

On January 25, Terreform co-organized Promising Developments: Designing Presents and Futures for the South Side of Chicago, a daylong conversation with designers, activists, and planners, with The City College of New York and Experimental Station. 

Sustaining Peace in an Urban World

Nikhil Sambamurthy

On December 14, 2016, Terreform co-sponsored the event Sustaining Peace in an Urban World with the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at NYU, UN-Habitat, PBSO, the Dutch and Australian missions to the UN, the Global Alliance for Urban Crises and FAST. Michael Sorkin and Deen Sharp from Terreform spoke alongside the UN Assistant Secretary-Generals Izumi Nakamitsu of UNDP and Oscar Fernandez Taranco of Peacebuilding Support and leading experts, such as Sarah Cliffe and Gizem Sucuoglu from the CIC at NYU.  

All That is Solid Melts in the Bronx

Nikhil Sambamurthy

On November 17th, Terreform hosted an evening at City Lore celebrating Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman

A scholar, advocate, and public intellectual, Berman gave generations a new way of thinking about what it means to be modern. The program included a panel discussion featuring Jennifer Corby, Jamie Aroosi, Joan Ockman, Ali Mirsepassi, and Marta Gutman; and a special screening of Henry Chalfant’s archival footage of Marshall Berman in his native Bronx.

Learn more about the event on Facebook, and watch the Facebook Live video below:

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:

Re-fabricating Cities & Architecture

Elisabeth Weiman

On November 10th, 2015, The Bengal Institute hosted a conversation with Michael Sorkin and James Timberlake. Michael spoke on his notions of the self-sufficient cities and the ecology of the urban, while James shared his philosophy of the new machine ideology of building. 

Urban Meta-Morphology: Revealing the Invisible Image of the City

mariacecilia fagel

Terreform Principal Researcher, Damiano Cerrone, was invited to present at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM). Located in UCLA campus, ICAM is a NSF Mathematical Sciences Institute dedicated to bringing researchers from various disciplines and areas of mathematics for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Presenting during Workshop 1: Culture Analytics Beyond Text: Image, Music, Video, Interactivity and Performance, Damiano's talk, Urban Meta-Morphology. Revealing the Invisible Image of the City, aimed to "hack the invisible city, leverage the strengths of urban spaces and explore how the many characters, all the different layers of the urban fabric come together."

Watch his presentation below, and read his abstract on the IPAM's website.