Saturday, October 25, 1 – 4PM Torkwase Dyson (Artist) and Cindi Katz (Geographer); Spurse (Petia Morozov/ Iain Kerr); Victoria Marshall (Landscape Architect) and Timon McPhearson (Urban Ecologist)
Saturday, November 1, 1– 4PM Tattfoo Tan (Artist) and Stuart Gaffin (Ecologist); Elliot Maltby (Urban Designer) and Theo Barbagianis (Environmental/Water Resources Engineer); Adeola Enigbokan (Artist/Environmental Psychologist) and Tarry Hum (Urban Planner)

Walking Dialogues: Artists & Scientists Take Sustainability to the Streets
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6-8PM at Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU, 7th Floor Conference Space.

In the fall of 2014, City as Living Laboratory (CaLL) continued its BROADWAY: 1000 Steps project with a series of walking dialogues between artists and scientists. CaLL began conducting walks along Broadway in 2011 at the invitation of the Municipal Art Society. Building on earlier walks that have spanned the 18 mile length of Broadway, these WALKS focused on three hubs of the avenue: 125th Street in Harlem, 34th Street in The Garment District, and Chinatown. The artist/scientist teams discussed, between themselves and the public, a variety of environmental challenges along the Broadway corridor, with particular focus on surrounding neighborhoods.

The WALKS were held on two Saturdays. Each day included three artist/ scientist led tours lasting one hour each.

The fall WALKS were organized in partnership with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) and Theatrum Mundi. Research for the WALKS were supported by students from the NYU Gallatin School of Individual Study. A panel discussion was held at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to reflect on key experiences and hot topics that emerged through the walking dialogues.

The CaLL/WALKS were made possible with generous support from Agnes Gund, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Torkwase Dyson (Artist) and Cindi Katz (Geographer)
A dialogue about gender, architecture and nomadism as they pertain to new geographies of climate change.  
Meeting Location: 123 and Broadway (North/East Corner)
Time: 1PM-2PM


SPURSE (Iain Kerr and Petia Morozov )
An exploration of the sidewalk ecology of Harlem through the lens of urban foraging.
Meeting Location: Corner of 125th Street & Broadway (South East Corner)
Time: 2:15-3:15PM




Victoria Marshall (Landscape Architect) and Timon McPhearson (Urban Ecologist),
A dialog about blocks, roofs and health with particular attention to billboard space, setbacks, and sandwich space.
Meeting Location: 34th Street & Broadway (North West Corner)
Time: 3:30-4:30PM


Tattfoo Tan (Artist) and Stuart Gaffin (Ecologist)
Consideration of the historical and geological relationship between Pier 42, the site of Tan’s new sculpture  NEAKA (New Earth Apocalypse Knowledge Advancement) and Collect Pond.
Start Location: Corner of Canal and Mulberry St. 
Start Time: 1PM- 2PM


Elliott Maltby (Urban Designer, Thread Collective) and Theo Barbagianis (Environmental/Water Resources Engineer)
Exposing the “backstage” of infrastructure in Lower Manhattan through the story of Collect Pond, and its part in the development of NYC's water infrastructure.
Start Location: Intersection of Laight St. & Varick St.
Start Time: 2:15- 3:15PM


Adeola Enigbokan (Artist/ Environmental Psychologist) and Dr. Tarry Hum (Urban Planner)
Titled Piece Walk--Free Zone this WALK pieces together the intricate web of labor that links the Garment District to immigrant enclaves in New York City, and to factories in "Free Zones" around the globe.
Start Location: 555 Seventh Avenue (Between 39th and 40th st.)
Start Time: 3:30- 4:30PM


PARTNERS and SPONSORS: Mary Miss / Cityas Living Laboratory's B/CaLL has gained the support and enthusiasm of wide-ranging individuals and agencies, community groups, colleges and universities. To date MM/CaLL has received over $2 Million in contributions from private and public sources including a National Science Foundation EArly-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) through the New Knowledge Organization. The development of BROADWAY: 1000 STEPS has been made possible through the cooperation and assistance of the New York City Department of Planning, New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Urban Art Program, City of New York/ Department of Parks & Recreation.  MM/CaLL has received major funding from the Agnes Gund Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Ford Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Dorothy Lichtenstein, The Greenwich Collection, National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, New York Community Trust, Emily Pulitzer, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, Shelley Rubin, and The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. Individual, corporate, and institutional contributors also include: BRB Architects – Tom Bishop, Marlon Blackwell, Lynn Burditt, Beth DeWoody, FXFOWLE, Catherine Gund, Wendy Evans Joseph and the Peter T. Joseph Foundation, Maury Kaplan, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Pennsylvania State University, Pratt Institute, Emily R. Pulitzer, Shelley Rubin, Neil and Angelica Rudenstine, and Linda and Andrew Safran, Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund, Tsao & McKown Architects, Murray Kaplan.  Other donors include: Robert Baron, H. Campbell and Eleanor Stuckeman, Fabrication Specialties, Ray Gastil, Joseph Giovannini, Carol Lewitt, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, Weiss-Manfredi Architects, and Thea Westreich.