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72 Hour Urban Action


MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave. | LIC | NY 11101
 | 25-25 44th Dr. | LIC | NY 11101

Flux Factory 
| 39-31 29th St. | LIC | NY 11101

This event is part of Urban Design Week 2011

The world’s first real-time architecture festival is coming to Long Island City in 2012.

To prepare for the event, we invite residents, professionals and city officials to an action packed day of ideas, fun and inspiration.

Change in the public space is seen as difficult and slow. Let’s challenge that notion. Let’s ask: Can a city respond to change as it happens? Who is responsible? Where are the resources? What can we do?

We invite you to explore these questions with us, and come up with answers we could not have imagined. Our goal is to open up the process, encourage change and participation in city planning and foster new ideas about what can be done in public space. 

72 HOUR URBAN ACTION is the world’s first real-time architecture festival. 100 participants in 10 international teams, have 3 days and nights to design and build projects in public space.

The first edition took place in 2010 in the Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, and the next will take place in 2012 in Long Island City!

In preparation for the event, we invite you to join us for a day of brainstorming sessions, inclusive public planning workshops, talks with professionals and city officials, and a guided tour.

And to top it off, join the festival’s founders for a party at Flux Factory.


9:30 am – 10:00 am | PS1
Gathering and Registration

Hello and Coffee

10:00 am – 10:30 am | PS1
By 72 Hour Urban Action directors Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjesvky

10:30 am – 11:00 am | PS1
DIY Urbanism vs. Tactical Urbanism
An exploration and contemplation of independent urbanism.
By Aurash Khawarzad of DoTank:Brooklyn

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | PS1
LIC after Holding Pattern
Guided tour in Long Island City following the PS1 installation Holding Pattern. A unique opportunity to learn about LIC from the people’s point of view. By Interboro Partners

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Chashama
Brainstorming and Urban Creativity sessions with 72HUA Directors

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Chashama
What’s Next?
Open Discussion with Residents, Professionals and City Officials

9:00 pm – Late | Flux Factory
Everyone’s a Winner Party
$10 in advance | $15 at the door

Participation is free, but space is limited. RSVP is required.
For information and reservations:

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