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Thursday, October 22 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jane Jacobs Forum: Sensing the City

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Jane Jacobs Forum: Sensing the City
Hosted by the MAS Urbanists
This session is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Reception at 5:30PM / Program at 7:00PM 

Jane Jacobs' rallying cry that healthy cities must have “eyes on the street” has long served as a central idea of what it means to experience the city—to see and be seen, to feel safe and secure, to feel a sense of belonging in a community. But sight is not our only way to understand and experience the city. There are five senses New Yorkers can take to the street. This year’s Jane Jacobs Forum showcases new, innovative ideas of how we see, hear, touch, smell, and taste to be a part of our city. 

SMELL: The SoHo Memory Project (Yukie Ohta, Founder/Director)

FEEL: The Tactile City (Teddy Koffman, Instructor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union)

SEE: Float (Sascha Mombartz, Founder) 

TASTE: Museum of Food and Drink (Emma Boast, Program Director)

HEAR: Endangered Language Alliance (Daniel Kaufman, Co-Director)  

Moderated by Mary Rowe (Executive Vice President, MAS) 


Speakers
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Emma Boast

Program Director, Museum of Food and Drink
Emma researches, develops, and implements the museum's programs and exhibitions, including BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Cereal, MOFAD's first mobile exhibit; MOFAD Roundtable, a debate series that has addressed a wide array of topics in food policy and ethics; and the inaugural exhibition of MOFAD Lab, Flavor: Making It and Faking It. Before joining MOFAD, Emma worked as a writer, editor, cultural historian, and educator in New... Read More →
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Daniel Kaufman

Co-Director, Endangered Language Alliance
Daniel Kaufman is Assistant Professor at Queens College and co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to document and support the many endangered languages spoken in New York City. He obtained his PhD in linguistics from Cornell University and works primarily with the Austronesian languages of Southeast Asia. 
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Teddy Kofman

Instructor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union
Teddy Kofman is an architectural designer based in New York. He currently teaches architecture at The Cooper Union and at Pratt Institute. Teddy’s academic and design work has focused on the urban environment, looking at urban expansion and transformation in particular. Working at multiple scales, Teddy work has ranged from leading student investigations into navigational systems for visually impaired pedestrians in NYC, to... Read More →
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Sascha Mombartz

Founder, Float
Sascha is the founder of Float, a travel guide app that lets you explore the city through stories about people and places. He worked at the New York Times and Google's Creative Lab in New York as web and interaction designer before starting his own design practice. He grew up in Ethiopia, Thailand, Egypt and Germany and studied art at the Cooper Union.
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Yukie Ohta

Founder/Director, The SoHo Memory Project
Yukie Ohta, a SoHo native, is the founder of The SoHo Memory Project, a mobile museum, blog and archive preserving and sharing the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood whose focus is on SoHo as a community, a neighborhood comprised of a wide variety of people, families, businesses, civic groups, and, only incidentally, all manner of creative activity. Yukie is also a storyteller. Through her creative endeavors as a writer, archivist... Read More →
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Mary Rowe

Executive Vice President, MAS
Mary is the Executive Vice President of the Municipal Art Society, a century-old advocacy organization working to promote the livability and resilience of New York City through effective urban planning, land use, design and civic engagement. Mary leads MAS programming and advocacy work in New York City for effective urban planning, land use and urban design and cultural development that strengthens the livability and resilience of the city and... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The TimesCenter

Attendees (5)