A Screening of the Urban Design Film “The Human Scale”
followed by Commentary from Architecture Critic Michael Sorkin.
New York, NY, Dec. 12, 2013 - On January 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM,
Tribeca Trust will present a screening of the urban design film “The Human Scale” at The Tribeca Grand Hotel located at 2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY. The screening will be followed by commentary from American architecture critic, Michael Sorkin.
Tribeca Trust is presenting this event as part of their advocacy and educational focus promoting the creation, maintenance and preservation of livable urban cities and public spaces including the neighborhood they call home, Tribeca - named for the triangle below Canal Street in New York City.
The event takes place in Tribeca Grand Hotel’s private screening room, the Grand Screen Studios. Lynn Ellsworth, Tribeca Trust’s founding Chair will open with a brief overview of the organization’s history, its mission and upcoming projects with remarks to follow from well known, NYC based architecture critic and author, Michael Sorkin.
The Human Scale, a documentary film by director Andreas M. Dalsgaard uses the pioneering studies and work of famed Danish architect Jan Gels, credited with the design of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, to explore the trend of megacities, human interaction within the built environment and the positive role that city planning can have in addressing everyday human issues.
Following the 1 hour documentary, well known architecture critic, author and professor will provide his commentary in relation to the film, NYC and specifically the future of Tribeca and will lead an interactive discussion with audience members on what makes a livable city. Michael is also Chair of the Institute for Urban Design, a non-profit organization that provides a forum for debate over critical issues in contemporary urban planning, development, and design.
The event is a benefit for Tribeca Trust’s Public Spaces Initiative which looks to identify, transform and improve underutilized public spaces throughout Tribeca beginning with the re-imagining of Finn Square at Franklin Street & West Broadway. The event is open to the architecture & design community, educational institutions and the general public.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, subject to availability as seating capacity is limited. Advance tickets and more information on this event are available at
www.tribecatrust.org/events or via Eventbrite.com.
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Tribeca Trust is a non profit organization whose mission is to educate the public
about Tribeca’s history and architectural heritage, mobilize residents and civic
resources to preserve & enhance its architectural character, quality of life,
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