STHLMNYC Conversation: Urban Well-Being by Architectural Design

Oct 24 at 6–8pm
AIA New York l Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Organized by Consulate General of Sweden

Contemporary architecture is much more than merely the art and practice of designing and constructing buildings. It is an interdisciplinary practice that takes on contemporary environmental, economic and social challenges and opportunities while embracing new technologies to develop and realize innovative solutions. But architecture still is, above all, a design practice. The program at the Center for Architecture will explore and discuss the power of architectural design to give shape to our daily living environment and to improve our daily life.

In presentations and a panel discussion, leading professionals from Stockholm and New York will explore the ability of a well-designed living environment to take on the most pressing challenges in our cities: providing well-being for all.

Alan Plattus, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Yale University School of Architecture
Ben Gilmartin, AIA, Partner, DS+R
Dana Getman, AIA, Associate Principal, SHoP
Daniel Sundlin, Partner, BIG
Jerry van Eijck, Founder, !melk
Lars Marcus, Professor of Urban Design, Chalmers University
Martin Edfelt, City Architect, Täby Kommun
Rahel Belatchew, Founder and Chief Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter
Ulla Bergström, Partner, White Arkitekter

Additional panelists:
Bernadette Digges, Creative Director, HFZ Capital
Claudia Herasme, Director of Urban Design, NYC Department of City Planning
Jeffrey Shumaker, Director of Urban Planning and Design, KPF
Justin Moore, Executive Director, NYC Public Design Commission
Niklas Svensson, Director of Urban Design, White Arkitekter
Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Kommun

Josh Dannenberg, Architect and Project Manager, Snøhetta

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