Landscape Urbanism Lecture @ MOCA

metrograma_pgt-plan_12 Metrograma :: PGT Plan for Milan

Landscape Urbanism :: After the Post-Industrial City


architect, Milan, www.metrogramma.com 


landscape architect, Milan and Duisburg, www.landsrl.com

Alberto Francini and Andreas Kipar are members of the team developing innovative plans for the expansion and greening of Milan. The plan includes major new green infrastructure for the city, integrated with new and redeveloped commercial and housing areas. This effort and many of the architectural projects resulting from it have become an important model for designers interested in the urban landscape of the 21st century.

Presented by Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

FRIDAY July 10th, 6:00pm
MOCA [Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland]

8501 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, [216] 421.8671
parking available

The lecture is free and open to the public, but the Cleveland Playhouse will charge for parking. MOCA’s “There goes the Neighborhood” and other shows will be available for viewing by lecture-goers (www.mocacleveland.org)

After the lecture, go to Playhouse Square, where the Ingenuity Festival will be in full swing. At 8:20, Pecha Kucha begins. What’s Pecha Kucha? Visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/cleveland

by david jurca


There Goes the Neighborhood

The new MOCA exhibit, “There Goes the Neighborhood”


Wednesday, July 22, 2009
5:30pm – 8:00pm
@ MOCA Cleveland
8501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Tour the new MOCA exhibit, “There Goes the Neighborhood”
6:30 – 8:00 pm:  A public, open-mic discussion of ideas about revitalizing Cleveland’s communities

There Goes the Neighborhood explores the evolution of communities here and abroad.  The exhibition focuses on how architecture and landscape embody a neighborhood’s past, present, and potential future.  The work on view examines places amid growth or decline, sites that hover somewhere between construction, deterioration, and renewal.  The artists reveal how physical sites symbolize the human experience of change, whether simple or complex, invited or forced.  Linking actual and anticipated shifts in communities across the globe, There Goes the Neighborhood emphasizes the evolving structures and compositions of neighborhoods in the twenty-first century.

This program is part of Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure.  This program is also in collaboration with the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition.

Free and open to the public

For more information about the exhibit please visit the MOCA website

posted by marianne eppig.


Pop Up City @ MOCA

pop-up-panda-and-mocaThe Pop Up City animation, made by Gauri Torgalkar and David Jurca from the CUDC, was announced today as a winner of MOCA Cleveland’s Neighborhood Watch Video Competition!  A narrative of a proposed development on the port site made by KSU graduate student Sukant Bhatnagar was also selected as one of the eight winning video shorts. The films will be screened in the Commons Area at MOCA throughout the summer 2009 season.

The video competition is a part of MOCA’s new exhibit, There Goes the Neighborhood, which opens this Friday, June 5th with an artist gallery talk from 6-7pm and opening reception until 10pm. The exhibit runs from June 5th through August 16th.

by david jurca