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11/03/2016
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: REAL ESTATE, THE ARTS & THE VALUE OF SPACE
Fast-Paced Presentations and Discussion

Photos: Kait Ebinger

As government funding for the arts vacillates with the ping-pong of dual-party politics, and as periodic recessions strip many wealthy donors of their giving capacity, the precarity of the creative community has become the norm. Participants joined us for a discussion to devise new ways to fortify the arts through New York City’s one true constant: the ever-rising value of space. We asked such questions as: How can urban prosperity ensure stability for a diverse arts culture? How can the architects and planners who navigate between these disparate worlds of art and real estate propose fresh or even radical models? And what influence do governmental subsidies have on these realms?

Participants: Elizabeth Baribeau, associate director, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art; Dunia Dupont, chief operating officer, New Lab; Kevin Davey, principal, Urban Art ProjectsKevin Dolan, founder, National Sawdust; Peter Zuspan, co-founder, Kokowa and principal, Bureau V

This event was designated for AIA CES (1.5  LU)