The Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion at the Darwin D. Martin House
Free and open to the public
“The Aesthetics of Citizenship” is a one day symposium investigating the complex relationships between developing urban-scaled, public investment projects, methods of public finance, and notions of citizenship, belonging, and the construction of a “public”.
The development of Buffalo as one of the nation’s economic and cultural hubs in early 20th century America was uniquely tied to the construction of large infrastructural and logistic projects. And over the last 100 years the city, and its politicians chasing economic salvation, have looked towards the creation of roads, highways, parking ramps, public housing, a subway, new university campuses, parks, and other public works as the solution to a problem more commonly described as globalization and technology. But every public work exists in a unique political landscape incorporating private development, tax policy and, perhaps most importantly, political ideology and rhetoric. In an attempt to address these questions, this symposium simply asks, "What does taxation in the built environment look like?" And, less simply, "How do those aesthetic qualities influence the ways in which the public understand their role as tax provider, voter, and public space user?"
#1 - Jordan Carver (Organizer) Peter Reyner Banham Fellow, Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
#1 - Hadas Steiner, Associate Professor, Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
#2 - Jordan Geiger, Assistant Professor, Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
#3 - Keller Easterling, Professor, Yale University
#4 - Q&A
Stacey D. Clarkson(presenting photographs by Chad Ress) Art Director, Harper’s Magazine (Not recorded, permission not granted)
#5 - Christina P. Orsi, Regional Director, WNY Empire State Development
#6 - Jonathan Solomon, Director of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
This was recorded, at audience level with permission, as part of the C-SAAHN "Buffalo Stories" AUDIO Series.
The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN) - Est. 2009 as a unique digital enterprise and network designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities as part of the "Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea." http://www.buffaloah.com/h/center/index.html