About the Event
Join us to celebrate the inaugural New City Critics cohort in a conversation on the future of urban criticism.
For the last eighteen months, six New City Critics fellows have been bringing their fresh perspectives to the way we understand, design, and develop our cities through workshops, discussions, and potent critical projects. Fellows have published new writing in Urban Omnibus that highlights the role of community banks in building and sustaining New York City neighborhoods, speaks with Black Haitian urbanists about navigating multiple identities and locating an authentic creative practice, and explores the voids storms and plans have left behind in the Rockaways. As the fellowship sunsets, they continue to develop new work on finance, climate, and finding a home in the contemporary city.
New City Critics Fellows Oscar Perry Abello, Alicia Ajayi, Calil Arguedas-Russell, Dr. Sophonie Milande Joseph, Emma Osore, and Sabina Sethi Unni will kick off our discussion with six provocations for the future of criticism. Following their remarks, Fellows will join special guest respondents and attendees to discuss:
What kind of criticism will bring about the city we want to see?
October 30th, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013, USA
This event is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited and registration is required in advance.
We gather designers, planners, developers and civic leaders to debate the defining issues facing our cities.
The Urban Design Forum is an independent membership organization that advances bold solutions to urban challenges. Our Fellows are architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, public officials, scholars, activists, lawyers and journalists committed to building dynamic, equitable, and resilient cities around the world.