No better way to tackle a new year by taking a quick look back at the year that was. And it was a busy one for us here in DSGN AGNC.
This Year DSGN AGNC and its AGNTS:
-01.10 -Worked as part of #LGNLGN on the New City Reader
-02.14 -Released a short Valentines day video and blog post with information on the flower industry of Colombia and consuming habits in the U.S.A.
-02.21 -Presented at Harvard University’s GSD – What’s the FACA?
-03.25 –Presented at SFI 10+1 in Chicago
–05.01 -Consulted to the group designing Anam City
-06.03-04 -Worked on setting up social media and documenting the Political Equator
-07.15 -Began to work with 596 Acres on community gardens in Greenpoint
-08.10 -Helped build a community and homes in La Prusia, Nicaragua (10 houses were finished on this date)
–08.22 -Presented a follow-up video about Colombian Flowers at the Queens Museum
-08.26 -Worked as part of #LGNLGN with the IFUD to moderate the online discussion of City Sessions
–09.15 -Worked as part of #LGNLGN with the IFUD to moderate the physical discussion of City Sessions
–09.23 –Helped launch the Java St. Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
–09.30-10.02 -Distributed copies of our FACA booklet at the PS1Art Book Fair at the NoNow booth
–10.10 -Presented on two panels at the Design in Action Conference
-10.10 -Helped produce, craft, and deliver A Call to Action for the Rights of the Neighborhoods
–10.14 -Participated in the Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Architecture For Free
-10.15 -Participated in a panel at the Tactical Urbanism Salon
-10.16 –Led a “Beyond Occupation” tour of Chinatown with CAAAV for Living as Form
–10.26 -Provided initial vision for #whOWNSpace and set up an initial collaboration with DoTank:Brooklyn and Not an Alternative. Many others have joined
–10.26 -Worked on the WEOWNU maps of public and open spaces for #whOWNSpace
–11.19 -Helped organize and lead a #whOWNSpace studio class with The Public School NY and DoTank:Brooklyn
–12.15 -Helped launch #occupyDOB with a legal team headed by Paula Z. Segal from 596 Acres
–12.17 -Traveled to Facatativa, Colombia to continue research on the flower industry and its role on urban form and work on a community design project for 50 families.
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We at DSGN AGNC thank you for your support in 2011 and look forward to the new year. We are already planning new calls to action, events, and design projects. To keep abreast of all our happenings sign up to receive our email blasts at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on twitter @DSGNAGNC, and “like” our DSGNAGNC facebook page.