Documentation of our 4/23 An Urban Intelligence Event w/ Storefront!

We hosted SMART CITIES? Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects with Storefront for Art and Architecture on April 23. Three panels of scholars, designers, planners, and artists people explored new terms, new indices, and new tools for urban intelligence.

Here you’ll find photos of the event, here’s the program, and below you’ll find video documentation of the three panels. Here’s who came:


  • Jorge Otero-Pailos, artist, architect, preservationist, Professor and Director of Historic Preservation, Columbia
  • Jürgen Hermann Mayer, architect and artist
  • Lydia Matthews, curator, writer; Professor of Visual Culture, The New School
  • David Smiley, architect, architectural historian, chair of CUP’s board of directors
  • Luke Swarthout, Director of Adult Education Services, NYPL, with a background in education policy
  • Vyjayanthi Rao, anthropologist, Director, Terreform




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