Tagged: Exhibitions

Archtober Highlights

Autumn is finally here. The days have begun to cool, the leaves will begin to change soon, and I can start thinking about breaking out the slightly darker black tactleneck again. But most importantly of all, Archtober is almost upon us.

For those of you who may not be familiar, Archtober is New York City’s Architecture and Design Month. A month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, lectures, and exhibitions taking place across the city throughout the month of October. Focused on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life, the festival raises awareness of the important role of design in our city and the richness of New York’s built environment. So, while you might be busy with a big project or kicking off the new semester, it is worth carving out some time over the next couple weeks to take in a few of the highlights.

The official calendar is simply loaded with learning and inspiration opportunities, couple this with the plethora of “unofficial” events happening this month and it can get a little overwhelming… but because we know you don’t need any more stress in your life we have done some of the leg work for you. Below is a selection of our 15 most highly recommended events (both official and unofficial) for Archtober, 2016:
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Spring Escapes

Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York

After an arduous and frigid winter, the rationale for stepping out of the studio and back into the warmth of the spring sun should need little justification. However, if you’re like most architecture students you may be in need of some extra architectural motivation to vindicate your escape from the confines of thesis prep, preparing for your structures finals and the like. Here are a few quick reads to take to the park, some current films to help you justify taking an evening break, and various exhibits that may just do the trick. …Continue reading >>