Oculus Book Talk: Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures

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Oculus Book Talk: Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures

September 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Free – $10

Join us at the Center for Architecture to hear Thomas Ermacora and Lucy Bullivant discuss their new book, Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures.

Recoded City examines urban design, planning, and architecture for the other 90%; that is, the practice of participatory policymaking, which Ermacora has deemed “recoding.” Recoded City challenges traditional modes of urban development with people-centered alternatives, exploiting digital fabrication technologies.

The book showcases 43 projects from around the world, exemplars of grassroots placemaking achieved through a high degree of participation by local residents and users collaborating with professionals. Often these are in economically deprived or disaster-hit areas and make use of new technology. The emphasis is on bottom-up rather than top-down, socially informed architecture rather than mega-planning, DIY rather than developer, liveability rather than profit.

Following their presentation, Ermacora and Bullivant will be joined by Adam Lubinsky, Alex Alaimo, and Bill Menking to further explore the content of Recoded City.


Thomas Ermacora, FRSA, Founder and Creative Director, Clear Village

Lucy Bullivant, PhD, Hon. FRIBA, curator; author; and Founder and Creative Director,

Adam Lubinsky, Managing Principal, WXY Studio

Alex Alaimo, Assoc. AIA, Founder ORLI


William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Architect’s Newspaper


September 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Free – $10
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The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York City , NY 10012 United States
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