New York After Bloomberg:
Bjarke Ingels and Julie Iovine in Conversation

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Date and Location

March 9, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Core Club
66 East 55th Street
New York City

The event was hosted by the Core Club and sponsored by K/R Architect.

Summary and Press Coverage
spacerRead the transcript (PDF).

Download the audio recording of the conversation (mp3).

"Bjarke's Bite," Architect's Newspaper, March 10, 2011

About the Design Trust Council
From behind-the-scenes tours to intimate discussions, Design Trust Council events spotlight the leaders whose visionary ideas enliven our perspective and enrich the environment.

From Broadway's pedestrian plazas to expanded waterfront access, New Yorkers may take it for granted that city government will always plan for our recreational pleasures and environmental health. This has not always been - and may not continue to be - the case. What will the post-Bloomberg public realm be like? And how can we ensure that future design practices and policies support the kind of city we all want to live in?

Award-winning Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and renowned architecture and design critic Julie Iovine, the executive editor of The Architect's Newspaper, spoke to these questions and more
in front of Design Trust Council members at the Core Club on Wednesday, March 9th.

One of the many interesting statements that came out of the conversation came from Bjarke: "Architects, rather than being designers of two-dimensional facades, or even three-dimensional architectural objects, should become designers of ecosystems. Channel not only the flow of people through the spaces of our cities and buildings but also the flow of resources into an ecosystem of both economy and ecology and even social relationships."

Read the complete transcript. Download the audio recording of the conversation (mp3).
Bjarke Ingels started BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Ingels has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humor. BIG's portfolio includes the Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, 8 House in Copenhagen and a West 57th Street tower in Manhattan.

Julie Iovine is an architecture and design reporter, editor, and critic with an international reputation based on more than a decade as a features reporter and editor at The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine. In addition to her role as executive editor for The Architect's Newspaper, Iovine writes for a wide range of publications, including Architectural Record, ID, Interior Design, Elle Decor, and Town & Country. She is the author of numerous books, including Guggenheim:New York/Bilbao.

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