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Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

by , 05/04/13
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

green design, eco design, sustainable design, New Museum, Ideas City Festival, Davidson Rafailidis, Kim Holleman, Bowery, Change of State

The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival has hit the Bowery again, with a slew of art and culture events lined up for this weekend. This year’s festivities include artistic projections onto the museum’s façade, panel discussions on subjects like innovative technology, waste management and untapped capital, community recycling events, artist workshops and of course the street festival that takes place all day on Saturday. Pop down to the Bowery on Saturday and experience sustainable installations and booths by GrowNYC, #ArtsTech, Fieldwork, and a bunch of other great New York organizations.



green design, eco design, sustainable design, New Museum, Ideas City Festival, Davidson Rafailidis, Kim Holleman, Bowery, Change of State

Each year, New Yorkers gather for the Ideas City Street Fest, which takes over the Bowery and spills into the neighboring streets. This year’s tenting competition was won by artist Davidson Rafailidis, with his project “Mirror Mirror.” Organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum, the project will suspend an angled “tent” of mirrors that reflect the historic architecture of the Bowery, superimposing the rooftops to street level.

Later Saturday night, Change of State will transform the cubed façade of the New Museum into a multi-media installation. The work of twelve artists will be projected on the façade, making ephemeral pieces that change the public space into public art.

Inhabitat favorite Kim Holleman’s mobile green space, Trailer Park, will make an appearance on Stanton and Bowery all day on Saturday. Stop by to enjoy her movable indoor garden oasis, a project which makes city dwellers rethink their access to green space and nature.

A full list of activities can be found at the Ideas City website, which even has a convenient itinerary maker, so you won’t miss a thing!

+ Ideas City

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