Monday, September 12, 6:30pm
Open Table: A conversation over drinks with Michael Abboud, Amale Andraos, Robert Beauregard, Andrew Bernheimer, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Karen Fairbanks, Laurie Hawkinson, Florian Idenburg, Laura Kurgan, Scott Marble, Gregg Pasquarelli, Susan Rodriguez, Leopoldo Sguera, David Smiley, David Stark, Henry Smith-Miller, Bernard Tschumi, Marc Tsurumaki, and Dan Wood.
Moderated by Reinhold Martin, GSAPP
The refrain “Everything has changed” echoed throughout public life in the wake of September 11, 2001. International attention focused on the symbolic architectural response at Ground Zero, which became the center of a wide-raging public discussion that affected architecture in New York more broadly during the ensuing decade. By displaying excerpts from procedures such as design review, civic forums, and marketing alongside the photographic portraits of eleven representative architectural projects around a forty-eight foot long communal table in Columbia University’s Avery Hall café, Public Matters: New York Architecture after 9/11 invites audiences to reconsider architecture’s role as a matter of public concern during a period of dramatic historical change. The exhibition is introduced by a selection of materials documenting the public discussions surrounding the Ground Zero site assembled by Columbia’s Center on Organizational Innovation.