A Case for Public Design Education. 6:30pm. Zoom Link.
With Lesley Lokko, Dr. Sharon Sutton, Shawn Rickenbacker, Lisa C. Henry, Sanjive Vaidya & Claire Weisz
We have once more had so many people sign up for our event that we have simply added them to our e-mail list, and are sending out the link this way:
Please join us in an hour, at 6:30pm, EDT. Background on the topic & speakers here.
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For those among you not already subscribed to the Review, we are having our event day special: subscribe today, and we will include a copy of our last issue (no. 14), when you receive your copy of our October issue, no. 15.
The Review pays all of its contributors, that is only possible because of the support of our subscribers. To quote two of them, JUSTIN GARRETT MOORE: "It's so good, I actually look forward to them. 🙌🏾 " and then TOD WILLIAMS: "I appreciate the Review's clarity, humanity and connectivity to our architectural life in New York."
We are also instituting, for the first time, a ‘tip jar’ to help cover the event costs, designer costs, and maybe even drum up some speaker honorariums. To contribute, venmo any amount to @NYRA_signs. Tips of $100 or more will receive our gratitude and a limited edition postcard print of the event poster.
Finally, the results of our registration survey. Find questions submitted here. And the numbers: of the 257 registered to attend, 72.5% (185) said they are an architect or work in the profession. Almost everyone else said they were a student, an urban planner, or designer. Among the outliers, we have two historians, and one dental technology instructor.
Fully half the audience lives in the five boroughs or New Jersey (72 from Brooklyn!). There are contingents from LA (6), and Detroit (5), and then we have participants joining from Birmingham, South Africa, Bangkok, the UK, Lisbon, Guayaquil, Vienna and Halifax.
The most interesting result was our question as to whether participants attended public or private schools, the results of which Hanh Le turned into a nice chart for us:
As you can see, at least among the 257 registered for this evening, the decisive majority (67%) attended private institutions for their graduate education. Even though an even larger majority (80%) attended public high schools.
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