About this talk

Running time: 47 minutes

Michael Sorkin is the founder of Sorkin Studio based in New York City. His recent projects include the planning and design of an environmentally sensitive 5000-unit community in Penang, Malaysia, masterplans for sites in Hamburg and Leipzig as well as a plan for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. Architecture critic for the Village Voice for ten years, he is currently a contributing editor to Architectural Record and author of numerous books including "Variations On A Theme Park", "Exquisite Corpse" and "Indefensible Space".

In this talk he discusses his latest book "Twenty Minutes In Manhattan" - a personal reflection on fifteen years of social and physical change in his home city - how cities might change in the future and his speculative environmental design work through his non-profit Terreform.

Michael Sorkin


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