The Cooper Union Institute of Sustainable Design was created in Spring 2009 to provide the greater Cooper Union community-—architects, engineers & artists-—with the cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills that are necessary to create a sustainable society, defined as one that prospers because its economy, social practices, physical infrastructure and engineering systems all work in harmony with the earth’s resource limitations. The Institute engages in a mutually enlightening dialogue with larger intellectual and civic communities in order to foster a greater understanding of sustainability principles and practices throughout society.
FABnyc was founded in 2001 as the nonprofit leadership organization for the E. 4th St Cultural District, a historic and vibrant arts corridor. Now a neighborhood-wide coalition of arts & community groups, FABnyc drives community and economic development, spearheading a new model of collaboration, while also preserving the LES’ rich heritage and creative energy. FABnyc’s hands-on approach offers in-depth support to emerging and established arts groups with budgets ranging from $25k to $5 million. With our strong constituency of grassroots organizations, nimble and responsive operations, and history of developing successful collaborative practices and relationships across sectors, FABnyc is uniquely placed to test shared strategies to support diverse communities and innovative partnerships.
Idea City Festival | Organized by the New Museum | New York May 2013
The Ideas City Festival is a major new collaborative initiative between scores of downtown organizations, from large universities to arts groups and community organizations, working together to affect change. The Idea City Festival for New City is a biennial event which will take place during the weekend of May 4-6 2013 and will demonstrate the power of the creative community to imagine the city of the future. The Festival will serve as a platform for artists, architects, designers, and other thought leaders to exchange ideas, propose solutions, create new problems, and invite the public to participate in improving urban life. The Idea City Festival will include panels, roundtables, symposia, and workshops; an innovative outdoor “street fair”; and dozens of projects, performances, and events, opening simultaneously at multiple downtown venues. The Bowery will serve as the spine of the Festival, with Cooper Union and the New Museum acting as anchors and hubs for conversation, discussion, learning, and action.
World Science Festival| New York May 2013
The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.
The World Science Festival’s signature event is an annual celebration and exploration of science that launched in 2008. Hailed a “new cultural institution,” by The New York Times, the Festival has featured such luminaries as: Stephen Hawking, Edward O. Wilson, Sir Paul Nurse, Harold Varmus, James Watson, Anna Deavere Smith, Francis Collins, Bobby McFerrin, David Baltimore, Chuck Close, Saul Perlmutter, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Dennett, John Hockenberry, Eric Lander, Philip Glass, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Charlie Kaufman, Sylvia Earle, Yo-Yo Ma, Oliver Sacks, Mary-Claire King, William Phillips, Paul Davies, Elizabeth Vargas, Sir Roger Penrose, Charlie Rose, Lisa P. Jackson, John Lithgow, Vinton Cerf, Glenn Close, Jeffrey Eugenides, Bill T. Jones, Joyce Carol Oates, Elaine Fuchs, and Walter Isaacson. The first five Festivals have attracted almost one million visitors, and millions more have viewed the programs online. The World Science Festival also produces year-round live programming in New York City, nationally and internationally.
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