Center for Architecture

Exhibition Opening – The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition

Date: Friday, January 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl., NYC
Price: Free

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Please join us for the opening of The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition!

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion: New York Edition presents 153 “weapons” utilized by architects, planners, policymakers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors to restrict or increase access to urban space. It inventories these weapons, describes how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) to create more open, accessible cities.

Sales of the book the exhibition is based on, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion, will be launched at the opening and will be available for purchase until the exhibition closes.

Curated and designed by: Interboro Partners.

Organized by: Center for Architecture


IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee 2015


It’s that time again.  Below is information on the kick-off meeting for the 6th Annual IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee. If you’ve never quilted before this might be the time to experiment, with your peers. If you have this might be a great creative outlet for you. Please, if you’re interested plan on attending the first Bee of the season. If you are going to attend let me know and I will add you to the list, for the security desk.
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C3 Design

Date: Thursday Aug. 7th


Time: 6pm


Place :  Herman Miller Showroom | 1177 Avenue of the Americas



Please let us know your that team will participate again and come prepared to start discussing ideas.


Also,  please feel free to forward this invite along.




We look forward to seeing everyone!!!


IIDANY | Sustainable Quilt Auction

The auction took place last night and by all accounts it was a huge success. The venue was sold out, again, and the vibe was very festive. All the teams outdid themselves and I can only imagine what will be dreamed up next year. As a little background the Sustainable Quilt Auction was formed 6 years ago as a way for the architecture + design community in New York to get together, much like traditional quilting bees, and explore their creativity in ways they don’t do usually get a chance to do 9-5. The house rules state that the quilts must be queen size or better and made from discontinued fabric from our industry, thus re-purposing what would have ended up in a land fill. Below are images of all the quilts. In advance, please excuse my poor photography.

Much thanks to The Open House Gallery for a wonderful venue, and also to Abigail, Suzette, Miguel and Brian without whom this never would have happened.


Museum of the City of NY

The City as Canvas

Opening Feb 4th at The Museum of the City of New York






The first time exhibition of works from the expansive street art collection of Martin Wong.

Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works on paper and canvas—in aerosol, ink, and other mediums. The artists, including Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, LADY PINK, and FUTURA 2000, were seminal figures in an artistic movement that spawned a worldwide phenomenon, altering music, fashion, and popular visual culture. The exhibition City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection begins with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.

Wong, who died of AIDS in 1999, donated his collection to the City Museum in 1994.

The companion publication for City as Canvas is sponsored by Mrs. Florence Wong Fie and The Martin Wong Foundation.

This should be a fantastic show, definitely worth a visit. You should support wonderful institutions that bring such decidedly NY events to us.


Textile Arts Center + Study NY

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Celebrate with TAC, Lomography + Study NY this Thursday!

The TAC Shop is thrilled to announce the first of many wonderful designer collaborations!  Each month we’ll be offering an exclusive product made by one of our favorite brands.  The piece will coincide with an event, window display, and workshops showcasing the methods used to create the series.

Study NY kicks off the launch of the shop with a collection of to-die-for knitted bracelets in 4 colorways.  We all adore Study and this collection is everything we’ve dreamed of.  Tara will also be installing a knitted window display that will grace our shop all month.

Come snatch one of these bracelets and toast the new shop.  We’re partnering with Lomography and Brooklyn Brewery for the night, so expect an amazing film photobooth and delicious cool beer!

This Thursday, 7-10pm.

26 W 8th Street, Manhattan




Oculus Book Talk: Nina Rappaport & Erica Stoller Present Ezra Stoller, Photographer



When: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Where: At The Center
Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller will present their new book Ezra Stoller, Photographer.

Ezra Stoller (1915–2004) elevated architectural photography to an art form, shooting impeccable images of Modernist buildings. Living and working in New York from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, he photographed such mid-century masterpieces as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, as well as structures by Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and others. Critically acclaimed for his precise attention to form, detail, and light, Stoller is often cited as aiding the rise of Modernism in America. He received the AIA Architectural Photography Medal in 1961.

However, he is less well known as an accomplished photographer of industrial and domestic spaces. Ezra Stoller, Photographer examines the full extent of Stoller’s oeuvre, highlighting his editorial spreads of homes and factories during the 1950s and 1960s, to provide a fresh perspective on his unparalleled portraits of post-war America.

Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, and historian. Erica Stoller is the director of Esto, the photo agency founded by her father, and manages the archive of Ezra Stoller’s work.

Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID – RSVP using the form to the right
$10 for non-members – PURCHASE A TICKET

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160