Date/Time: 12/02/2008 12:00 am
People and Buildings: Food Groups with Amy Franceschini and Michael Hurwitz
The Center for Urban Pedagogy is pleased to present two major food groups in a conversation about urban agriculture. The live talk show will feature Amy Franceschini, founder of the San Francisco-based design collective Futurefarmers, and Michael Hurwitz, director of New York’s Greenmarket program and co-founder of Added Value. Moderated by Habana Outpost’s Kate Zidar, the program will address the challenges of sowing vegetables in the urban fabric.
Amy Franceschini is an artist and educator who works with notions of community, sustainability, and the perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her websites, installations, open-access laboratories, and educational formats collectively question or challenge the social, political and economic systems we live in. Michael Hurwitz is the Executive Director of New York City’s Greenmarket program. Greenmarket has organized and managed open-air farmers markets in New York City since 1976. He is also a co-founder of Added Value, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ecological awareness in New York City youth through urban farming. Kate Zidar is an environmental planner and master composter. In addition to working for Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice in the Bronx and teaching at the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute, she is a gardener and designer for Habana Outpost, New York City’s first “eco-eatery.”
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street (between Prince and Houston)
R/W to Prince Street, B/D/F/V to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleecker Street
New York, NY
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People and Buildings is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York Council on the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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