This summer, Studio-X NYC hits the road!
On Friday, June 8, at 6pm, Venue — a pop-up interview studio and multimedia rig traveling around North America through September 30, 2013 — launches at the Nevada Museum of Art, in downtown Reno, Nevada.
Venue is an important new initiative in Studio-X NYC's ongoing efforts to provide an expanded platform for research and conversation on the future of cities. North America is an increasingly urbanized continent, but you cannot hope to understand its cities without exploring their various -sheds — the watersheds, foodsheds, and other resources, from minerals to clean air, that supply an enabling context for human settlement.
Over the next sixteen months, Venue will go behind the scenes of the twenty-first-century metropolis to visit the remote landscapes — the quarries and mines, reservoirs and farms — that both form and are formed by urbanization. We'll be traveling in a series of discrete routes around North America as we record and broadcast hundreds of original interviews, tours, and site visits.
Throughout Venue's travels, you can follow along by reading our latest dispatches and you can join in by suggesting sites and people we should visit. We'd also love to see you in person en route — check out our schedule, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for the Venue mailing list to stay up-to-date with our current or future location.
Of course, we'll also be providing regular reports on this mailing list, as well as hosting Venue-based events and installations at Studio-X NYC. Stay tuned!
Venue is a project of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, Studio-X NYC, and Future Plural, with funding provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.