3.16/ Storefront for Art and Architecture: Manifesto Series — At Extremes — March 21





At Extremes 

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 pm

With Mitchell JoachimJanette Kim, Lola Sheppard, and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

The condition of extremes suggests a tipping point: a moment in which a system shifts from one state to another (often unpredictable) state.

Ulrick Beck, in Risk Society, argues that “being at risk is the way of being and ruling in the world of modernity…global risk is the human condition at the beginning of the twenty-first century.” Until recently, the developed world has largely been successful in displacing the economic, environmental, and political impact of its development to other nations and peoples, or in directing externalities of development toward other groups and stakeholders within their own nations, rendering the risk invisible in its original context.

Manifesto Series: At Extremes discusses how architecture, infrastructure, and technology negotiate limits and operate in conditions of imbalance. Do the risk/reward models prevalent on the trading floors of global financial markets and in speculative real estate projects hold up in disciplines related to design?

Participants will draw upon Bracket Vol 3. At Extremes, edited by Lola Sheppard and Maya Przybylski, to present a manifesto for or against a the positive correlation of risk and extreme circumstances as a productive tool for models in architecture.

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All Storefront events are free and open to the public, with limited seating available on a first come, first served basis. Members of Storefront can RSVP to reserve a seat. To become a member, see here

Image: “Shipbreaking yard: Bhatiari, Sitakunda Upazila, Chittagong District, Bangladesh.” from Bracket Vol 3. At Extremes.



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Storefront members are part of a growing network of independent architects, artists, and inspiring individuals that believe in the production of alternatives. Members come together at special tours, events, and discussions. Sf membership directly sustains our programming, advancing Storefront’s role as a forum for alternative ideas in and beyond art, architecture, and design. For information about membership levels and benefits, see here.



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Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.


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