Past Events

Monday, July 27, 2009, 7:00 PM

The University of Trash presents:
Architectures of Crisis/ Architectures of Resistance

Damon Rich, Block Buster, 2008. Animated neon sign. Photo: Lite Brite Neon.

Architectures of Crisis/ Architectures of Resistance highlights the role of built space past and present in organizing radical movements and documenting shifting economic, social, and political climates.
Teddy Cruz and CUP's founder Damon Rich will discuss the economic crisis in relation to Rich's current exhibition Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center at the Queens Museum, and Cruz's ongoing work with the trans-border urbanisms at the US and Mexico border region.

Center for Urban Pedagogy is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization that uses the power of art and visual culture to increase the quality of public participation in urban planning and community design. CUP specializes in creating interdisciplinary collaborations that bring together designers, educators, advocates, and community residents to improve urban life in New York City and beyond.





Please note the following schedule changes:

Saturday, July 18, 1:00 PM
MLAB as Social, Cultural, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Original MLAB team members will present a powerpoint of their first project, mobile literacy arts bus -a 1984 RV renovated into a traveling classroom, gallery and library to address the crisis of space and resources in the Syracuse City School District. MLAB (the vehicle) will be on-site at SculptureCenter and open to the public with activities and demonstrations from 11-6pm.

Thursday, July 23, 6:00 PM
Nehemiah! A Case Study of Radical Pragmatism
The Center for Urban Pedagogy will present Nehemiah! A Case Study of Radical Pragmatism, a slideshow and discussion about a visionary project made real.