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10/20/17, 12pm - 6pm

NEW LOCAL is a three-part series of half-day workshops and participatory talks centered on an examination of locality and its conditions. The sessions bring together leaders from a variety of industries, from architects, developers and planners to policy makers, sociologists, and anthropologists, who will discuss new forms of public space, and modes of living and manufacturing in New York City.

This will be the first event in the series focusing on public space.

How can our public spaces and institutions engender greater political, social, and economic equality? How can we capitalize on the density and physical proximity of urban environments to establish spaces for cultural and intellectual exchange?

We hold an idea of the city as an intense and diverse hub where innovation and civic participation are driven by chance encounters and cross-cultural collaboration in the public realm. In truth, the line between public and private has been blurred by real estate incentives, public-private partnerships, and increasing surveillance. Moreover, as the cost of living in city centers continue to rise, these centers have become increasingly stratified by class and race.

Join the AIA New York New Practices Committe and Arup for a half-day of workshops and participatory talks to examine the critical issues of public space, identity, and equity.

Register for the upcoming sessions: (All sessions run from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.)
Session Two: Friday, October 27: New Local – Living: A/D/O Workshop
Session Three: Thursday, November 9: New Local – Manufacturing: Pratt Workshop

AIA CES: 5.0 LU | 5.0 HSW

Workshop Leaders:
Koray Duman, AIA, Principal, Buro Koray Duman
Annie Barrett, Principal, Barrett Architecture Studio
Francesca Birks, Associate, Foresight + Research + Innovation, Arup
Kelsey Eichhorn, Senior Storytelling Specialist, Arup

Selected Speakers:
Robert Hammond, Executive Director, The High Line
Andrea Woodner, Founder, Design Trust for Public Space
Dan Latorre, Founder, The Wise City
Nancy Prince, Deputy Chief of Design, NYC Parks
Margaret Newman, Principal, Arup
Angel Kyle, Founder, Play Build
Cassim Shepard, Principal, SQ Projects
Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, MoMA
Carol Loewensen, Principal, Mitchell|Giurgola Architects; 2016 President, AIA New York
Jesse Shapins, Director of Design, Sidewalk Labs
David Giles, Chief Strategy Officer, Brooklyn Public Library


About Arup

The preeminent provider of engineering, consulting, planning, design and technical specialist services in the built environment, Arup aims to do the best quality work across diverse specialties to deliver value to its clients and achieve a positive impact on our world.  The firm opened its first US office over 30 years ago and now employs 1,300 people in the Americas. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup has developed transformative ways of working with its clients. The firm’s unique version of employee ownership promotes long term thinking and significant, investment in research and innovation, for the benefit of their clients. For additional information, visit Arup’s website at and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas at

Organized by
AIANY New Practices Committee and Arup
10/20/17, 12pm - 6pm
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