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Terreform celebration of founder, president, comrade Michael Sorkin

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6 p.m.
Introduction 
Vyjayanthi Rao
Co-Director of Terreform
Vyjayanthi, a cultural anthropologist, joined Terreform as co-Director in 2015 and part of UR’s editorial team. She co-edited UR 09, 
Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro.

Deen Sharp
Co-Director of Terreform
Deen, a geographer, published his first book with Terreform’s imprint UR 
Beyond the Square, and took on the role of co-Director in 2017; he co-edited with Michael the latest Terreform book Open Gaza to be published later this year. 

6:15  
Joan Copjec
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Joan is a Vice-President of Terreform’s Board of Directors and Michael Sorkin’s spouse.
She co-edited with Michael the book 
Giving Ground: The Politics of Propinquity (Verso) in 1999. 

6:20
Makoto Okazaki
Former Partner and Principal Architect of Michael Sorkin Studio (2003–2017)

6:25
Andrei Vovk
Former Partner and Principal Architect of Michael Sorkin Studio (1992–2003)

6:30
Jonathan Solomon
Michael Sorkin Studio 1999-2003

6:35
Tom Angotti
Professor Emeritus, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Co-editor of the UR book 
Zoned Out: Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City and contributor to the forthcoming book Yachay.

6:40
Sofia Butnaru
Terreform Researcher
Sofia first joined Terreform as a research intern from UChicago in 2016 to work on South Side Stories; since then she’s worked on other Terreform and Urban Research projects and would often stop by the office on Saturdays to chat with Michael. 

6:45
Denise Hoffman Brandt
Professor of Graduate Landscape Architecture CCNY
After contributing to 
New Orleans Under Reconstruction (Verso) co-edited by Michael with Carol McMichael Reese and Anthony Fontenot, she published with Terreform’s imprint UR on matters ecological as co-editor of Waterproofing New York and contributor to Open Gaza.

6:50
Isaac Gertman
Design Director, Terreform / Creative Director, UR Books
Professor of Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art

7 p.m.
Sharing Memories and Stories About Michael

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May 15
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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