Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
Date: November 17, 2008
FREE, no RSVP necessary.
Cabinet hosts an evening co-sponsored by Design Corps and Urban Omnibus, a project of the Architectural League of New York, in which six teams of designers will present and discuss their 48-hour experiences with design/build projects intended to make a positive impact on city life and contribute to the public good. The presentations are the culmination of a weekend challenge defined by Bryan Bell, founder of Design Corps and author of Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism. The projects, all selected, conceived and built in two days, demonstrate the potential of the design activism movement to transform urban experience through small, elegant interventions. This architectural exercise in direct action and community-"building" moves from strictly needs-based approaches toward practical, asset-based creativity. Attention is paid to found/freely sourced materials and site-specificity.
Cabinet is a non-profit organization supported by the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Katchadourian Family Foundation, and many generous individuals. All our events are free, the entire content of our many sold-out issues are on our site for free, and we offer our magazine and books at prices that are considerably below cost. Please consider supporting our work by making a tax-deductible donation by visiting here