As architecture and classical music critic for New York magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning Justin Davidson has written on the ever-changing city of New York, introducing new buildings, interviewing architects, and tracking the way the transforming urban landscape shapes who New Yorkers are. This spring, he published Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York, which takes readers on an insider’s tour of the five borough’s arteries through the lens of architecture, history, and personal stories.
As part of Van Alen’s spring festival, Arteries, NYC in Circulation, join us for a conversation between Davidson and former “Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times, Randy Cohen, in a live recording of the radio show Person Place Thing. Davidson will tell us about a person, a place, and a thing that have shaped his understanding of cities, and how that understanding has, in turn, shaped his work. The evening will also feature performances by violinist and composer Alicia Svigals.