Talk and Book Launch: The Happy City: Charles Montgomery at the Guggenheim

    November 2, 2013 – November 3, 2013 all-day
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    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128


    Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab Public Programs at the Guggenheim Museum

    Talk and Book Launch: The Happy City: Charles Montgomery
    Sat, Nov 2, 8:30 pm
    Annex Level 2
    $7, $5 members, FREE students with RSVP.

    Can architecture and design maximize happiness? Join author and former BMW Guggenheim Lab Team member Charles Montgomery for a night of fun experiments in trust and play, exploring the striking relationship between the design of our minds and the design of our cities. Then celebrate the launch of Montgomery’s book, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), which explores how cities can be turned into machines for happiness using new insights from neuroscience, psychology, and design activism. The exhibition gallery will be transformed into a laboratory for testing the effect that design has on the way we feel. Prepare to feel surprised––and surprisingly happy. Happy City will be available for purchase at the event. Cash bar.