Knot Expected: Elevating the Everyday by Windy Chien

When: December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Pulse Contemporary Art Fair Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue

Knots are a part of the fabric of our every day. Whether tying our shoe laces, untangling a necklace or ear phones, or putting the final touch on a bow-wrapped package, they are all around. This persistent presence of such a functional item ignited an interest and journey in artist Windy Chien to elevate knots from the functional to the…

Metropolis & KI: Lessons for Next Generation Workplaces

When: November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Where: KI Boston Showroom, 1 Design Center Place Suite 514 Boston, MA 02210

Join Metropolis’s editor in chief Avinash Rajagopal, SmithGroups’ Nick Brooks, AECOM’s Brett Shwery, and KI’s Jonathan Webb for a dynamic conversation on collegiate influence on workplace design, employee satisfaction, and productivity. Attracting and retaining top talent is a competitive business advantage, so how can office design help employers secure an exceptional workforce? Recent research has shown that today’s workplaces should…

Makers Market

When: November 17, 2018 all-day
Where: Metropolitan Pavillion, 23 West 18th Street, 2nd floor, SVA

School of Visual Arts’ Alumni Holiday Makers Market Showcases the Best of SVA Product Innovation with 50 Vendors Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11:00am – 5:00pm Metropolitan Pavilion Suite 123 West 18th Street, 2nd floor New York City School of Visual Arts is pleased to announce that Makers Market will be returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion just in time for the…

Dacor Presents Visionmaker

When: November 15, 2018 all-day
Where: Samsung 837 , 837 Washington Street New York, NY 10014

DACOR PRESENTS VISIONMAKER Join us for an evening of conversation with Spencer Bailey, Phaidon Editor-At-Large and Town & Country contributing editor and Sir David Adajaye, OBE.

The Kassler Lecture from Herman Hertzberger

When: November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ, USA

Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger graduated in 1958 from what is now the Technical University of Delft. His architectural practice, AHH, was established in 1960. Hertzberger’s best known designs include the Centraal Beheer head office in Apeldoorn, Music Centre Vredenburg in Utrecht, The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in the Hague and the Chassé Theatre in Breda. His office is…

“Domestic and Houses and Landscapes” Selections from the work of Catherine Opie

When: November 19, 2018 – January 11, 2019 all-day
Where: Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture

This exhibition at Princeton School of Architecture brings together two of Catherine Opie’s series of photographs, Domestic and Houses and Landscapes, in order to tease out the ways in which personal identity is constructed through the spaces we inhabit as well as the façades we present to the public. For her Domestic series, Opie traveled across the United States in…

Meet Your Maker, an Introduction to Local Artisan and Craftsman workrooms

When: November 1, 2018 all-day
Where: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York,, 20 West 44 Street, New York, NY 10036

Meet Your Maker an Introduction to Local Artisan Workrooms Please join The Artisans Guild of America at a special exhibition featuring the work of 25 talented artisans and craftsmen who service the interior design and architectural communities. In the exhibit, there will be furniture restorers/conservators, furniture makers, leather workers, custom lighting fabricators, mirror craftsmen, custom hardware fabricators, gilders, curtain makers,…

NYHC’s Clara Fox Lifetime Achievement Award

When: December 4, 2018 all-day
Where: Sheraton Times Square, 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The New York Housing Conference’s 2018 Clara Fox Lifetime Achievement Award honoree will be Richard Dattner FAIA, Founding Principal at Dattner Architects. As the first architect ever to receive this award, Richard will be honored at the 45th Annual Awards Program on December 4, 2018 at the Sheraton Times Square.

Make YOUR Playground

When: November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Van Alen Institute, 30 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

Playgrounds are built for children, so why not allow children to become the architects of the only space in the public realm that is truly theirs? Van Alen and Future Planners present the three-hour, hands-on workshop Make YOUR Playground to turn on young imaginations and consider the multitude of priorities for playground planning. Participants meet at Van Alen and then…

Desire Path

When: November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Where: The Last Frontier, 520 Kingsland Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222

To celebrate the DIY in all of us, the Desire Path Variety Show brings together a hodgepodge of pop-up performances, installations, sounds mixes, and artists for an evening of spontaneous interpretations of the notion of desire paths and paving your own way. Free Shuttle bus from the G line Greenpoint Avenue Stop. Beverages will be served.

Flash Competition: Intervention

When: November 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Where: Van Alen Institute, 30 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

More and more people are taking to the streets to create flexible, short-term design interventions. From open streets to play-streets, chair bombing to guerilla gardening, citizen-led design interventions have filled the gap in addressing local urban planning challenges. Swift, flexible, often experimental, these short-term neighborhood level projects have shifted the paradigm of how we think about city making, project development,…

Person Place Thing with Majora Carter

When: November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

Join us for a conversation between social-enterprise pioneer and Peabody Award winning broadcaster Majora Carter and former New York Times Ethicist columnist Randy Cohen in a live recording of the radio show Person Place Thing. Carter will tell us about a person, a place, and a thing that have shaped her understanding of cities and how that understanding has shaped…

Food Justice

When: November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Harlem Grown, 118 West 134 Street, New York, NY 10030

Join us for an exploration of Harlem Grown, an urban agriculture center, with founder and director, Tony Hillery. Learn about the community effort to transform an overgrown and abandoned garden filled with trash, into an urban agriculture oasis complete with soil-based farms, hydroponic greenhouses, and school gardens. Today, Harlem Grown serves as an educational platform promoting increased access to and…

Decorex London

When: September 16, 2018 – September 19, 2018 all-day
Where: Syon Park, Brent Lea, Brentford TW8 8JF, UK

The Decorex International Trade Fair for interior-offers a comprehensive exhibition of wall coverings, furniture, lighting, floor coverings of professional designers and architects. Here are the latest trend but also unusual extravagant pieces and materials. The Decorex will take place on 4 days from Sunday, 16. September to Wednesday, 19. September 2018 in London.

Save A Sample!

When: April 2, 2019 – April 4, 2019 all-day
Where: Across the United States!, 18 different design markets!

Every year, Save A Sample! creates a second life for unused brochures, fabrics and finish cards. Over the years, thousands of pounds of materials have been donated by some of the country’s busiest design firms. Materials are delivered to local design schools with the help of local furniture dealers. As a result, talented students have richer resources to choose from…

Timber in the City: Opportunities for Architecture + Urbanism

When: October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Where: The New School, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Parsons School of Design invites you to New York City this fall for the third biannual timber conference sponsored by the Binational Softwood Lumber Council. Timber has the potential to play a vital role in the design and creation of healthy and vibrant urban space on a large scale. This conference will look critically at the current use of mass…

Maison et Objet

When: September 7, 2018 – September 13, 2018 all-day
Where: Maison et Objet, Avenue Victoria, Beaubourg, St-Merri, 4e, Paris, Île-de-France, France métropolitaine, 75004, France

MAISON&OBJET is the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends through its shows, events and its digital platform.

rise in the city

When: September 30, 2018 all-day

rise in the city is a unique international architecture competition for students and recent graduates worldwide. The challenge is to design affordable and sustainable housing solutions for Africa’s growing population. We invite all innovative problem solvers in the built environment to design a low-income housing prototype in an effort to curb Lesotho’s housing problem in an environment challenged by: increased…

Living Product Expo 2018

When: September 11, 2018 – September 13, 2018 all-day
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Join the International Living Future Institute for the fourth Living Product Expo this September 11th-13th in Pittsburgh, PA. At the Expo, you’ll connect with 700+ leaders in sustainable design, healthy materials, interior design, and health & wellness. The Expo brings together leading minds in the design and manufacturing industries to lead the revolution toward healthy and beautiful spaces for everyone. You’ll experience three game-changing days of…

Challenges and Opportunities of Designing and Building in Jersey City

When: June 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 101 Hudson Street, 101 Hudson Street, Suite 3602, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Join Metropolis Editor Zachary Edelson for a conversation on Challenges and Opportunities of Designing and Building in Jersey City, focusing on new developments 99 Hudson, Journal Squared and 485 Marin. Edelson will moderate a conversation with Ming Wu, design principal for Perkins Eastman and Matthias Hollwich of Hollwich Kushner.   Email for registration info.