Archtober, the New York architecture festival, returns for its twelfth year | New

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Archtober, the month-long architecture and design festival, returns to New York this year. Organized by the Architecture Center in collaboration with partners and sponsors across the city, the 2022 edition of the festival will bring together events, exhibits, resources and activities in all five boroughs. Despite the challenges of recent years, Archtober has continued to grow, bringing together this year more than 100 partners and sponsors to celebrate the importance of architecture and design in New York. New this year: the Archtober guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app!

Front and York by Morris Adjmi Architects. Image © Selvon Ramsawak/Courtesy of Archtober.

“As Archtober celebrates its twelfth year, I’m thrilled to see how the festival continues to grow, with over 100 collaborating partners and new program offerings,” said Benjamin Prosky, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA New York | Architecture Center. “This year, the festival seems particularly relevant as we celebrate the reopening of the city. Archtober 2022 offers many opportunities for in-person experiences, including our ever-popular Building of the Day series, founded on the principle that architecture should be experienced first-hand. Conversely, we have not abandoned some of the benefits of digital programming, including through a series of virtual Indigenous design discussions developed with Indigenous planning and architectural design researchers. Finally, we’re excited to launch a new collaboration with Bloomberg Connects to create an Archtober mobile experience that makes accessible a selection of today’s buildings we’ve visited over the years.

2022 Program Offerings

Archtober 2022 will continue to offer a combination of in-person and virtual programming, allowing partners to welcome audiences back to their spaces while taking advantage of broader online networks.

Several partners will offer their conferences in virtual or hybrid formats to welcome even larger and international audiences, including the CCNY Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of ArchitectureSciame Fall 2022 Lecture Series, “Border Crossings: Architecture and Migration in the Americas.” This year, Archtober has also partnered with the Indigenous Society of Architecture, Planning, and Design on a special four-part virtual series, “In the Realm of Indigenous Architectures,” which will explore the preservation and transformation of Indigenous communities in United States. states.

Espace T. Image © Paul Warchol (2021)/Courtesy of Archtober.

The festival will also feature several exhibitions across the city, including The Curiosities of Mr. Pergolesi from Cooper Hewitt: Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Britainopening October 1, and
modern Art Museumit is Life between buildings, an exploration of how artists have invested the interstitial spaces of the city. Further on, don’t miss the site-specific facilities for Robert Stadler: Reading Date to Tight Where Brochure Architecture at Space ‘T’presenting the theoretical explorations of emerging architects.

For 2022, the popular “Building of the day” the series of guided tours by architects will take place entirely in person. By popular demand, this year’s series will include two different building tours on Saturdays, allowing the festival to reach a wider audience over the weekend. This year’s selection of tours includes:

  • 9 decalb in Brooklyn by Architects SHOP

  • The Living Breakwaters Project to Staten Island by SCAPE, offered in collaboration with

    New York Open House aboard a Circle Line ship

  • Pier 57 in Manhattan by Diller Scofidio and Renfro, Handel Architectsand !melk

  • The peninsula in the Bronx by WXY and Elizabeth Kennedy landscape architect

  • Queens Public Library Steinway Branch renovation by Studio Mario Gooden

Grand Designs Architecture at Green-Wood Cemetery. Image courtesy of Archtober.

Several Archtober partners will also be offering tours outside of the festival’s Building of the Day series. October 2, Green Wood Cemetery will lead”Grand Designs: Architecture in Green-Wood”, exploring the monuments and mausoleums of the cemetery by the greatest architects and artists of the 19th century, and NYPL‘s Seward Park Branch will guide attendees through a
Manhattan Chinatown Tour October 29. 2022 also marks New York Open House20th anniversary, join the urban exploration party from October 21 to 23!

Pumpkitecture at the Center for Architecture. Image © Sam Lahoz/Courtesy of Archtober.

No October celebration is complete without some end-of-the-month scares, and Archtober is no exception! On October 28, pumpkitecture will return to the Center for Architecture, as architects go bottle by bottle to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin. Families can also have fun with Merchant’s House Museum Candlelight Ghost ToursManhattan’s most haunted house, the New York Botanical Garden’s Halloween in the garden extravagance, and
The spooky scavenger hunt at the Lewis Lattimer House Museum.

Beyond timed and paid activities, the Archtober site will again include “Activities at any time,” an evergreen resource section for architecture enthusiasts of all ages. The Architecture Center “architecture at home” resources and thedesign it yourselfprovides families with simple, downloadable instructions for DIY activities. Podcast enthusiasts can also delve into the “New Angle: Voice,”focusing on the untold stories of women architects, or the Queens Public Library”Queens Memory Projectwhich uses the library’s oral history archives to tell stories about the borough’s past.

Panorama of the Queens Museum. Image © Max Touhey for the Queens Museum/Courtesy of Archtober.

And don’t forget to check out our Archtober’s Map of New York, available through Glide. See the city through the eyes of an architect while being directed to nearby architectural sites, cultural institutions and parks (as well as places to stop for a drink or a snack!) that help define New York as one of the nation’s most challenging design arenas. While visiting our website, stop by the festival Archtober shopwhich offers several items, from t-shirts and baseball caps, to fanny packs and even socks, so you can explore the city in style.

New This Year: Check Out Today’s Archtober Buildings on Bloomberg Connects

At its core, the Archtober Festival aims to encourage and inspire the public to engage with the architecture and design around them. Building on our efforts to create Archtober experiences throughout the year, this year the festival has partnered with Bloomberg connectsthe free artistic and cultural application created by Bloomberg Philanthropies, to develop the Archtober Guide. Over the past 12 years, Archtober has visited hundreds of projects in all five boroughs. The Archtober Guide on Bloomberg Connects lets you explore a selection of these sites from your phone and dive into some of New York’s most exciting contemporary and historic projects. View images of the project and listen to exclusive, app-only interviews with the architects and landscape designers shaping New York’s future!

Brooklyn Botanical Garden exhibit, “For Birds, Forage Materials for Foraging Birds” by Peterson Rich Office. Image courtesy of Archtober.

Buildings featured include the Judd Foundation by Architecture Research Office, Weeksville Heritage Center by Caples Jefferson Architects, DSNY Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage & Spring Street Salt Shed by Dattner Architects and WXY, and Hunters Point South by SWA/Balsley and WEISS/MANFREDI. You can also use Bloomberg Connects to explore Archtober’s partners including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Judd Foundation, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Museum of the City of New York, Neue Galerie New York, New York Botanical Garden , the New York Public Library. , and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The Archtober guide to Bloomberg Connects will launch on September 16, 2022.

Visit our website to see our lineup of events for 2022 starting at September 14, 2022.

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