The New Museum‘s second biennial Ideas City Streetfest inundated New York City’s Bowery area with educational booths, innovative ideas and community projects. It was part of a four-day exploration of the future of cities and this year’s theme, “untapped capital.” But really, it recycled a lot of old ideas — good ones. Many revolved around similar themes — space, environmentalism, mobility, community and price accessibility (free) — and these same issues will likely remain the center of our public meditations on the future. See how they were addressed at the Ideas City Streetfest below.
As residents of New York City (and many other large, densely-populated cities) are acutely aware, space is a luxury continually diminishing in quantity and increasing in price. These constraints require revisiting how we define and create space. Pop-up shops, mobile exhibits and, in fact, the Streetfest as a... keep reading