If you’re hankering for last summer’s BMW Idea Lab, zoom in on the conversation on the future of Long Island City and the shoreline near Socrates Sculpture Park at the Noguchi Museum’s visionary show Civic Action.
Noguchi and Socrates have commissioned four artists to work with architects, designers, and urban planners to reimagine the surrounding neighborhood, a mélange of homes, high rises, light industry, and Costco. The proposals by Mary Miss, George Trakas, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Rirkrit Tiraanija are on display at the Noguchi for a few more days. Other related installations will appear at Socrates in May.
If you can’t get to Queens, go virtual by checking out three videos and watch the brainstorming among artists and planners:
- How can artists be urban planners? (inspired by early neighborhood artist/homesteaders Noguchi and diSuvero)
Enjoy the discussion and contemplate some exciting futures.