NYC’s architecture and design festival Archtober celebrates its 13th year, continuing its tradition of celebrating the vibrant and dynamic world of architecture and design in the city that never sleeps.
This annual festival, which takes place throughout the month of October, offers a unique opportunity for architects, designers, enthusiasts, and the general public to engage with the rich architectural landscape of New York City.
Archtober, often referred to as "New York City's Architecture and Design Month," has evolved into a premier event in the field. It serves as a platform for showcasing the city's architectural gems, design innovations, and creative talents.
With each passing year, Archtober has grown in scope and influence, attracting not only local participants but also drawing global attention to NYC's architectural heritage. in 2023, NYC’s architecture and design festival Archtober celebrates its 13th year.
The 2023 Festival will bring together events, exhibitions, resources, and activities across the five boroughs to increase awareness of the value of architecture and design in New York City, working with more than 100 partners and sponsors around the city.
The platform this year for the first time unveiled a 2023 theme, Bridging Divides, which aids in organizing selected programs with common objectives and conceptual linkages. Additionally, Bloomberg Connects, a free app for arts and culture, is a platform that Archtober is pleased to keep developing the Archtober Guide on.
Katie Mullen, Director of Archtober and Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Center for Architecture, says:
As the post-pandemic world continues to shape shift, the Archtober platform has also introduced its first-ever theme for 2023. Bridging Divides points towards breaking down barriers within the field of architecture and design, as well as within the built environment that surrounds us.- Katie Mullen
The 2023 Festival's theme embodies a deep dedication to promoting diversity, creativity, and a better understanding of how people, communities, and the environments they occupy are interconnected.
The lecture series Alignments in the Indigenous Design Process, created in partnership with the Indigenous Society of Architecture, Planning, and Design (ISAPD), is one example of programming under this umbrella.
It presents procedures and projects that incorporate both natural and man-made elements into Indigenous spatial design methodologies. On October 3 through Zoom, performance artist, visual artist, and composer Suzanne Kite will talk about how human and non-human creatures relate to space in her installation and design work for Nonhuman Futures.
The festival will include a number of exhibitions throughout the city, such as the Valerie Goodman Gallery's Staging Future Worlds: The Architectural Visions of László Rajk, which opens on October 6, and the Museum of Modern Art's Emerging Ecologies: Architecture and the Rise of Environmentalism, which showcases both completed and unfinished projects by American architects who worked in the 1930s to the 1970s that address ecological and environmental issues.
Modern photography by Janna Ireland examining the significant achievements of architect Paul R. Williams (1894-1980) in Nevada is on display at the Center for Architecture in the exhibition Janna Ireland on the Architectural Legacy of Paul Revere Williams in Nevada. Further out, Giuliano Fiorenzoli's architecture will be showcased at 'T' Space, and Ettore Spalletti: Parole di colore will be one of three shows at Magazzino Italian Art.
NYC’s architecture and design festival Archtober celebrates its 13th year from October 1-31. As Archtober celebrates its 13th year, it continues to be a driving force behind the celebration of architecture and design in New York City.
With its diverse range of events and engagement opportunities, it serves as a bridge between professionals, enthusiasts, and the public, helping to shape the conversation around the built environment and its impact on our lives. It is a testament to the enduring significance of architecture and design in the heart of one of the world's most iconic cities.