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Here are fall’s hottest architecture, sustainability, and social theory events on the East Coast

In or around New York? Here’s a roundup of the most interesting design, sustainability, and social theory events going on.

Rashid Johnson, The Hikers (still). Johnson's 2019 film is on display at Hauser + Wirth's Chelsea space along with mosaics, paintings, and a large-scale installation. (Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth)
Rashid Johnson, The Hikers (still). Johnson’s 2019 film is on display at Hauser + Wirth’s Chelsea space along with mosaics, paintings, and a large-scale installation. (Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth)

AN has assembled another collection of exhibitions, lectures, and conferences in the coming week that feature artists, architects, policymakers, and thinkers reflecting on aesthetic, social, ecological, and design strategies for the modern world. If you’re in or around New York City, stop by and enrich yourself.

Check out the events below:

Rashid Johnson, The Hikers at Hauser + Wirth

Installation view of Rashid Johnson’s The Hikers (Thomas Barratt)
Installation view of Rashid Johnson’s The Hikers (Thomas Barratt)

Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street
Opening reception: November 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
November 12 through January 25, 2020

Rashid Johnson‘s The Hikers show includes ceramic tile mosaics, collaged paintings, a large-scale bronze sculpture sprouting plants, and an installation of his latest film shot in Colorado, using the combination of mountain landscapes and body movement to express the psychological consequences and challenges of the modern world and its injustices. Johnson asks: “What are the movements like when a black man is walking past a police officer? Or when a black man is suffering from agoraphobia?”

Urban Thinkers Campus: Accelerating the SDGs in Cities

   A conference at Columbia calls attention to the Paris Climate Accord’s Sustainable Development Goals (Courtesy Columbia University)

A conference at Columbia calls attention to the Paris Climate Accord’s Sustainable Development Goals (Courtesy Columbia University)

Kellogg Center, Columbia University, SIPA 15th Floor
November 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

GSAPP, Wood Auditorium, 1st Floor
420 West 118th Street, Room 1501
November 14, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Urban Thinkers Campus is a UN Habitat framework for critical exchange between stakeholders and partners to promote sustainable urbanization. Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development is hosting Accelerating the SDGs in Cities, promoting the Paris Climate Agreement’s Sustainable Development Goals as a tool to evaluate projects on the basis of the 193-nation agreement. Emphasizing the urgency of meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it shepherds academics, professionals, and participants of civil society to generate ideas for action and methodologies to expedite action on the SDGs. The event will also include a complementary gallery of 100 local projects from more than 30 countries, considered according to how they meet the goals.

Read on >>>> Source: ArchPaper Here are fall’s hottest architecture, sustainability, and social theory events on the East Coast

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