Van Alen Institute : Spring 2014 Events Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape – May 9-19, 2014

    Van Alen Institute

    Van Alen Institute Spring 2014 Events

    Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape

    May 9-19, 2014

    Various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn

    Van Alen Institute, an organization dedicated to advancing innovation in architecture and urban design, presents its Spring 2014 Events series running from May 9 to May 19 in New York City. This eleven-day slate of workshops, films, tours, performances, conversations, tech demonstrations, and more invites the public to explore the effects of urban life on the mind and body, and join in conversation about how the design of cities can enhance well-being.

    Featuring acclaimed artists, musicians, and design practitioners along with experts in sociology, psychology, and technology, the roster includes an evening performance featuring designer Vito Acconci and artist Martha Rosler; a hands-on construction workshop on emerging public spaces; and a mobile electroencephalography (EEG) walk exploring the brain’s response to the built environment, among many other participatory events.