Fourth Arts Block & the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design present
The Model Block: An Exhibit
creative solutions to the challenges of urban sustainability
April 7 – 12, 2014
Great Hall Gallery
The Cooper Union Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street
Between 3rd & 4th Avenues
Tuesday, April 8th from 6:00-8:00PM
Panel with SUSTAIN Artists: Amanda Browder, Miggy Buck, Karina Mangu-Ward & Shawn Shafner
Saturday, April 12 @ 12:30-1:15PM
Participatory Workshops with SUSTAIN Artists
Saturday, April 12 @ 1:30-3PM
On Tuesday, April 8th, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design (CUISD) will host an opening for The Model Block: An Exhibit. The Model Block represents the culmination of a multi-year project which focused on the East 4th Street Cultural District (between 2nd Ave & Bowery) as a testing ground for new and innovative solutions to the complexities of urban sustainability at the block scale.
The exhibit highlights environmental actions taken on a typical block, organized around the themes of community, energy, waste, and water. It will also feature the products of collaborative art projects by Amanda Browder, Miggy Buck, Karina Mangu-Ward, and Shawn Shafner. There will be an artist panel discussion and workshops with artists on Saturday, April 12th from 12:30-3PM.
As early as 2009, FABnyc began working to connect local residents, nonprofits, and small businesses to energy efficiency and waste reduction programs. In Spring 2011, Borough President Scott Stringer’s Go Green Lower East Side initiative designated East 4th Street as a Model Block for sustainability, linking the block to a network of partners and coordinated actions.
For more information, please visit www.fabnyc.org/sustain.php