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In partnership with AIA New York, the Center for Architecture offers tours of its rotating exhibitions on a wide range of topics in architecture and design.

Since its opening in 2003, the Center for Architecture has partnered with independent curators, city agencies, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and private companies to create exhibitions that attract diverse audiences and influence how the public experiences architecture and design.

Exhibition tours can offer opportunities for the general public or private groups to engage with New York City’s built environment. Questions? Please reach out to our Exhibitions and Programs team here.

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Exhibition Programs

Wed, May 29 6:00 pm

Student Open House: Spatializing Reproductive Justice

AIANY Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: Free

Join us for a chance to connect with the students and team behind Spatializing Reproductive Justice!

Spatializing Reproductive Justice is a traveling exhibition showcasing student projects from design studios held concurrently at Syracuse University, Columbia GSAPP, and the City College of New York in Fall 2022. At this meet and greet event, representatives from the schools' respective studios will discuss their projects included in the exhibition, which all address the disparities in reproductive care within the U.S. and how design disciplines can contribute to expanding accessibility. Students will share their projects and reflections on the reproductive justice studios and engage in a broader discussion with the audience about the role of design, the built environment, and academic institutions in the ongoing pursuit of reproductive, sexual, and gender-affirming healthcare justice.

 

Thu, May 30 6:00 pm

Constructing Memory: Ukraine

In Person - AIANY Member: Free
In Person - Student with Valid ID: Free
In Person - General Public: Free
Zoom Ticket: Free

Join us for an in-depth discussion of select projects featured in the exhibition Constructing Hope: Ukraine, as well as related work. Each project illustrates the importance of the role of story-telling, model-making, and interdisciplinary art and architectural practices during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In this program, hear from Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei, Kyiv-based artists, filmmakers, and members of Prykarpattian Theater, an art group that recently established the project Theater of Hopes and Expectations which was presented at the Ukrainian Pavilion during Venice Biennale Architettura 2023 and is currently on display at the Center for Architecture. In conversation with Malashchuk and Khimei, Lukas Pauer, a licensed architect, urbanist, historian, and educator, will discuss his recent curation of How to Steal a Country at the University of Toronto. Pauer's exhibition transforms the gallery into scenes from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, using scale- and life-size dioramas, vignettes and tableaus to create an immersive experience that reveals the vital role architecture plays in the ongoing sovereignty dispute. Key invasion scenes employing techniques from theatrical set model-making establish sovereignty as a performative concept dependent on an audience.

Speakers:
Roman Khimei, Artist & Filmmaker; Member, Prykarpattian Theater
Yarema Malashchuk, Artist & Filmmaker; Member, Prykarpattian Theater
Lukas Pauer, Founding Director, Vertical Geopolitics Lab; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Moderators:
Ashley Bigham, Curator, Constructing Hope: Ukraine
Dan Roche, Editor, The Architect's Newspaper
Betty Roytburd, Curator, Constructing Hope: Ukraine

About the Speakers: 
Collaborating at the intersection of visual art and cinema since 2013, Kyiv-based artists and filmmakers, Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk graduated as cinematographers from the Institute of Screen Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine. Focusing on the role of the supplementary, their works engage with imperialist mythologies. They are winners of the main PinchukArtCentre Prize (2020) and the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize (2021). Their short film Explosion Near the Museum won the National Competition at the 15th Wiz-Art LIFF. The duo also participated in the Future Generation Art Prize 2021, Baltic Triennial 14, Gothenburg Biennial 2023, and Kyiv Biennial, as part of group exhibitions at Haus der Kunst, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Albertinum, and others. Their video works are in collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Fondazione In Between Art Film Rome, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, TBA21, and Frac Bretagne. Currently, their new video installation is on view at Dare to Dream, a Collateral Event of the 60th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia 2024.

Yarema and Roman are members of the Prykarpattian Theater, an art group that established the project Theater of Hopes and Expectations which was presented at the Ukrainian Pavilion during Venice Biennale Architettura 2023. They also co-curated a group exhibition On the Periphery of the War – Kyiv Biennial 2023. Their work is currently on display at the Center for Architecture in the Constructing Hope: Ukraine exhibition.

Lukas Pauer is a licensed architect, urbanist, historian, educator, and the Founding Director of the Vertical Geopolitics Lab, an investigative practice and think-tank at the intersections of architecture, geography, politology, and media, dedicated to exposing intangible systems and hidden agendas within the built environment. The Vertical Geopolitcs Lab (VGL) is comprised of a practice-based research and teaching team with experience at the disciplinary intersections of the applied and social sciences in architecture, geography, politology, and media, employing techniques from visual storytelling, graphic design, scenic design, exhibition design, interior design, and architectural design with a particular focus on visual, material, and spatial analysis and immersion.

Daniel Jonas Roche is news editor for The Architect's Newspaper. Previously, he co-organized a symposium entitled The Reconstruction of Ukraine: Ruination / Representation / Solidarity, a joint collaboration between Lviv's Center for Urban History, Yale University, University College London, and the Visual Culture Research Center in Kyiv. He is also an adjunct professor at Kean University where he teaches courses related to ethics, labor history, and twentieth century art and architecture. 
 

Thu, Jun 27 6:00 pm

Two Years After Dobbs: Spatial Practice + Reproductive Health

AIANY Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: Free

Join us for a discussion of architectural practice in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. This program is organized in conjunction with Spatializing Reproductive Justice, on view this summer at the Center for Architecture.

In conjunction with the two year anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the co-curators of Spatializing Reproductive Justice will engage a panel of women in practice in a discussion at the intersection of the architecture profession and reproductive health. The speakers will give insight into how various firms and organizations have responded to the post-Dobbs circumstances and uncertainties.

This program is a follow up to 50 Years after Roe v. Wade: Our Current Situation.

More details soon!

 

Wed, Jul 10 6:00 pm

Constructing Architectural Networks: Ukraine

AIANY Member: Free
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: $10

Join us for a discussion with architects working on material logistics and mutual aid networks, hosted in collaboration with the exhibition Constructing Hope: Ukraine which is currently on view at the Center for Architecture through September 3.

The first exhibition of this work in the United States, Constructing Hope: Ukraine focuses on decentralized reconstruction efforts, presenting the work of grassroots initiatives happening inside and outside of Ukraine. The speakers, Nataliia Mysak and Petro Vladimirov, will discuss their work featured in the exhibition. Mysak wrote, produced, and directed "The Human Chain," a documentary framing architecture as a method of collective practice in the wake of full-scale invasion. In conversation with Mysak, Vladimirov will discuss the efforts of the BRDA Foundation team, who have been collecting and restoring damaged windows to both rebuild homes and strengthen a circular economy within Ukraine that's disconnected from reliance on costly imported windows. Come join this special opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of how supporting locally can create a collective good.

Speakers:
Nataliia Mysak, Architect, Independent Researcher
Petro Vladimirov, BRDA Foundation

Moderators: 
Sasha Topolnytska, Curator, Constructing Hope: Ukraine
Ashley Bigham, Curator, Constructing Hope: Ukraine

About the Speakers:
Nataliia Mysak is an independent researcher and architect with a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Lviv Polytechnic University. She conducted research and teaching fellowships at TU Vienna, Malmö University, and ETH Zürich. Previously, she was engaged in several bottom-up urban initiatives in Lviv focusing on participatory planning; worked as a researcher at the Center for Urban History, Lviv; and practiced architecture at Drozdov&Partners in Kharkiv. She collaborates with the Swiss Network with Ukraine and is developing the Spatial Practices Lab, Lviv, focusing on alternative approaches to architectural production and emerging urban commons in the context of crisis.

In his professional practice, Petro Vladimirov focuses on the reuse of building materials. He is a board member of the BRDA Foundation. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He gained architecture design experience at the Henning Larsen architectural office in Denmark. He is the curator of the "Poetics of Necessity" exhibition, awarded a gold medal in the Polish pavilion at the London Design Biennale 2023.

This event is offered in person and virtually; if you register for a virtual ticket, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.

Thu, Jul 25 6:00 pm

Constructing Housing During Crisis: Ukraine and Beyond

In-person AIANY Member: Free
In-person Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: Free
Zoom Ticket: Free

Join us for a discussion of the role of housing during crisis with examples from Ukraine, Palestine, and Turkey. This event is hosted in collaboration with the exhibition Constructing Hope: Ukraine which is currently on view at the Center for Architecture through September 3, 2024. 

Speakers:
Tania Pashynksyy, MetaLab, Co-Founder of CO-HATY project
Anna Pashynksyy, Co-Founder, MetaLab; CO-HATY project
Iman Fayyad, Lecturer, Syracuse University Graduate School of Design

Moderator:
Sasha Topolnytska, Curator, Constructing Hope: Ukraine

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