The maps are highly rooted in memory, with Reiss asking AnneMarie to draw her neighborhood as she remembers it. Perhaps drawing on the architectural traditions of Colin Rowe and Frank Kotter in Collage City (themselves inspired by the drawings of Viennese architect Camillo Sitte), the map is a black and white figure-ground drawing. Also like Rowe and Kotter, Reiss is more interested in how the fragments of the city form a collective unconscious.
A proposed barrier island system by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup for Rebuild by Design, incorporating new transit and access to new landscape systems
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, President Obama initiated the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), sponsoring a competition called Rebuild by Design with the aim of ”identifying the unique structural and environmental vulnerabilities Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region, and developing fundable solutions to protect residents against and prepare for future climate events.”
“On Thursday we heard about this storm that might be brewing, but thought nothing of it. By Friday morning, we knew it was serious.” Daniel Avila, a photographer at the NYC Parks Department, took one of the 200 photos featured in The Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit, “Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy.”
One year ago, New Yorkers awoke to a grave reality: we were not only included in hurricane season, but highly vulnerable to it. Sandy may not have devastated you directly, but we all knew someone, and certainly were all impacted. In the age of Instagram, Rising Waters brings together the stories of both pro and amateur photographers, experienced through photos.
It’s not quite finished yet but Brooklyn street artist Swoon (also known as Callie Curry) is putting up a Hurricane Sandy-themed piece on Bowery Mural, a rotating outdoor wall space for art run by Goldman Properties. This work, which is getting a lot of buzz, is a collaboration between Swoon and local teens in Sandy recovery areas through the organization Groundswell New York. The official opening is this upcoming Tuesday, October 29th on the anniversary of the storm. Swoon has also worked in other disaster relief capacities, as the creator of The Konbit Shelter Project, which aims to create sustainable and resistant structures in Haiti.
9 am: TedX host and NYIT associate dean, Frank Mruk introduces TedXNYIT “Meta-Resiliency” and talks about how we can really “know” about resiliency on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.
9:10 am: Street performers City of the Sun rocking out on acoustic guitars, waking up the audience. You can head bang to acoustic guitar, it seems.
9:30 am: Latent Disruption: What do we learn from events like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy. What does preparedness look like while sitting and waiting for the next disruption?
Viewing of Ric Elias’ 2011 moving talk ”3 Things I Learned When My Plane Crashed” about what he learned when his plane went down on the Hudson River. A favorite line: “I now collect bad wines. Even if the wine isn’t ready but the people are here, I open it.”
Four years after New Yorkers and Dutch citizens came together to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New Amsterdam, what appeared to be a momentary connection has reemerged as a dialogue about the challenges of living with water on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently, the H209 Forum by Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE) convened a range of policy makers and experts involved in the Netherlands’ water management and New York City’s post-Sandy resilience efforts to present and discuss their work.