This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events

A view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Heights, NYC. Photo: Malinda Rathnayake/Flickr.

A view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Heights, NYC. Photo: Malinda Rathnayake/Flickr.

As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. For anyone curious about what local happenings to fit into your weekly schedules, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.

Check back regularly so you don’t miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.

TIMBER IN THE CITY: What’s Holding Timber Back? A Round Table Discussion | November 17, recommended by Alexander Walter

With so many wooden skyscrapers on the boards and under construction around the world right now, the future of timber architecture in urban contexts has never looked brighter — but doubts and misinformation among the public remain. The round table discussion What’s Holding Timber Back? hosted by Parsons School of Constructed Environments aims to “advance the goal of complete acceptance of mass timber buildings in North America.” Catch the live stream online if you can’t make it to the symposium.

New York at its Core | Opening on November 18, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg

Explore New York’s history from a Dutch settlement to present-day megalopolis, with a special focus on the big characters that charted its course—both human and animal. The exhibition also takes a look at the big challenges facing New York’s (and the world’s) future: housing, climate change and social equity.

Peter Hutton Tribute with Urban Omnibus | November 20, recommended by Justine Testado

Image via uniondocs.org.

Urban Omnibus and the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art will host a screening of two short films, “New York Portrait, Chapter II” and “Time and Tide”, in celebration of the late Peter Hutton. A merchant seaman-turned-filmmaker, Hutton was widely regarded for the way his films poetically captured NYC’s built and natural environments. Urban planner and Hutton neighbor Daniel D’Oca will introduce the films. General admission is $9.

Also keep track of our weekly event picks for Los Angeles and London.
Find more events in New York City here.

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