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  1. Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta

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    Changing Course is a design competition to reimagine a more sustainable Lower Mississippi River Delta, bringing teams together from around the world to create innovative visions for one of America’s…

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    • Allied Works Architecture: Clyfford Still Museum

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      On Thursday, April 11th, Allied Works’ founder and design principal Brad Cloepfil lead a conversation at the bookstore about the ideas and inspiration that led to the Clyfford Still Museum in…

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      • Project Journal with Caroline O'Donnell

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        On Thursday, April 4, the editors of Project: A Journal for Architecture joined us for a fantastic live interview with designer Caroline O'Donnell—principal of CODA, founding editor of…

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        • Civic Action

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          on February 28 at Van Alen Books, we hosted a conversation on “Civic Action,” a publication generated from the art and urban-planning initiative of the Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture…

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          • Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt

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            We packed Van Alen Books to capacity on Thursday, January 31, to celebrate "Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt," the latest in the Architecture Words series, by Mark Rakatansky. He was joined…

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            • Beyond Zuccotti Park: Privatization of Public Assets and Public Space

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              On Thursday, January 17, we held a packed conversation at Van Alen Books on the increasing privatization of public space and the importance of protecting places for free assembly and civic debate.…

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              • Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman

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                On Thursday, January 10, we started off the new year at Van Alen Books with Brian Lutz, author of the newly released “Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman,” who shared his vast knowledge…

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                • Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront

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                  On October 18, we hosted an evening of rapid-fire Pecha Kucha presentations in partnership with the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. “Change Agents: Landscape…

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                  • CriticalProductive: V2.1 Post-Capitalist City?

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                    On Thursday, December 13, we celebrated the launch of the second issue of CriticalProductive, a biannual journal that covers processes of urbanization in the world’s fast-moving economies and…

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                    • Time and Space on the Lower East Side

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                      On Friday, November 9 at Van Alen Books, photographer Brian Rose shared his experiences capturing the Lower East Side across more than two decades of urban transformation. Sean Corcoran, Museum of…

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                      • Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park

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                        On Thursday, October 25, we celebrated the launch of Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park, the inaugural publication from Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation, a Princeton Architectural…

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                        • Understanding Architecture

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                          On Friday, October 19, architect and author Robert McCarter was joined at Van Alen Books by Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, and Steven Holl for a lively conversation about his recent book “Understanding…

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