Claudia Brandenburg, Language Arts, NY
28 x 19
Paperback, cover wrap/poster
Long Island City: Connecting the Arts is a project of the Design Trust for Public SPace in partnership with the Long Island City Cultural Alliance. This project is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
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Long Island City, New York City's most vibrant mixed-use community, is located in Western Queens, across the East River from Midtown Manhattan. Nine world-class cultural institutions make their home in the area - Dorksy Gallery Curatorial Programs, the Fisher Landau Center for Art, Museum for African Art, Museum of Moving Image, the Noguchi Museum, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, SculptureCenter, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Thalia Spanish Theatre - as do artisans, small manufacturers, major corporations, and a divers residential population.
To strenghten Long Island City's identity as a unique destination for the arts, the Design Trust for Public Space undertook this study in partnership with the Long Island City Cultural Alliance, a consortium of the area's cultural groups. A rich understanding of the area's history, as well as current development plans, provide the basis for pioneering strategies to connect the arts with Long Island City.
A must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of the creative and manufacturing sectors, this ground-breaking publication defines Long Island City's hybrid character as a springboard for neighbourhood development.
Richly illustrated and graphically inventive, Long Island City: Connecting the Arts outlines specific signage, information, transportation, and outreach strategies that can be used by arts organizations, businesses, and community members - in Long Island City and elsewhere - to promote and develop a compelling mix of art and industry.