Artists Making Cities: Two Events with Three Dynamic Artists

Igor Heifetz ・ Princeton Environmental Institute

February 24, 2015

It s 2015 Do you know where your artists are?
Increasingly, they’re heading out of the studio and into public spaces. They’re taking over sidewalks, revitalizing urban rivers, redesigning streets to be more people-friendly, and remediating industrial lots. As 21st-century artists partner with planners, engineers, and urban communities, they’re becoming major players in the efforts to remake and revitalize cities and neighborhoods.

Panel Discussion

4:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m., Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Moderated by Kelly Baum, Princeton University Art Museum, and Jenny Price, Princeton Atelier, Lewis Center for the Arts.

Adam Horowitz Adam Horowitz, NYC—Chief Instigator, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.
Adam Horowitz is the Chief Instigator of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC). Adam is a “projectician”—a co-creator of sector-blurring, border-crossing projects rooted in storytelling, cultural exchange, and social change. He has worked with Ashoka, Bowery Arts + Science, and The Future Project. Adam was a Fulbright scholar in Colombia and is an Artist Fellow with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU.

Emily Scott Emily Scott, ETH Zürich—co-founder, World of Matter & LA Urban Rangers.
Emily Eliza Scott focuses on art and design practices that engage pressing ecological and/or geopolitical issues, often with the intent to actively transform real-world conditions. Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the architecture department at ETH Zürich, she has published in Art Journal, American Art, Third Text, and Cultural Geographies, and has co-edited the forthcoming book Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics. She is a founding member of two long-term collaborative projects: World of Matter (2011-), and the LA Urban Rangers (2004-).

Lou Pesce Lou Pesce, L.A.—Metabolic Studio.
Louis Pesce received a BFA degree from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a MLA degree from University of Florida in Gainesville. Since 2009, he has worked with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio. Lauren Bon’s studio practice includes a team of individuals that work together across a range of investigative platforms, transforming resources into energy, actions and outcomes.

Workshop and Dinner

Artists Making Cities Poster7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m., 2nd Floor, 185 Nassau Street, Lewis Center for the Arts
Come do a 10-minute workshop with each artist. No experience or expertise required.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Atelier and The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture Urbanism and the Humanities.

This event is open to the public.