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IdeasCity Arles

A collaboration between the New Museum's IdeasCity initiative and Clocktower, IdeasCity Radio is embarking on its 3rd program year. From May 22-27, 2017 the radio will be stationed in Arles, France, covering live events and conversations.



IdeasCity Arles is the next edition of the New Museum’s platform that explores the future of cities with arts and culture as driving forces. The weeklong residency program invites emerging practitioners working at the intersection of art, activism, design, technology, and urbanism. 

Led by IdeasCity Director, Joseph Grima, IdeasCity Arles will take place from May 22 to 27, 2017, and will feature an intensive five-day residency program with 42 Fellows and international speakers including Kunlé Adeyemi, Amale Andraos, Michel Bauwens, Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Bouchra Khalili, Ben Vickers, and Amanda Williams, among others.

The public conference, which will be free and open to the public, will feature a keynote lecture by Rem Koolhaas and will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France.


IdeasCity Radio will be streaming live from Arles, France during the following times: 

May 22 - 26 IdeasCity Week / 10PM - 12AM (France) / 4PM - 6PM (New York) 
May 27 Public Conference / 2PM - 7PM (France) / 8AM - 1PM (New York) 


MAY 27 2PM - 7PM (FRANCE) / 8AM - 1PM (NEW YORK)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (FR) / 8:15am - 8:30am (NYC)
5 Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion /
Joseph Grima, Director IdeasCity Jan Boelen, Curator LUMA days, Artistic Director Atelier LUMA, and Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, artist, researcher, and writer.

2:30pm – 3:00pm / 8:30am - 9:00am (NYC)
Keynote Lecture / Rem Koolhaas, architect, Founder OMA / AMO

3:00pm – 3:.20pm / 9:00am - 9:20am (NYC)
1. City of Culture and Agriculture Presentation / IdeasCity Fellows Jean Jalbert, General Manager, Tour du Valat, Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Artist, Founder of the LIID Future Lab.

3:20pm – 3:40pm / 9:20am - 9:40am (NYC)
Scenario 2. City as Campus Presentation
 / IdeasCity Fellows Conversation – Amale Andraos, Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, and Joseph Grima, Director IdeasCity. 

3:40pm – 4:00pm / 9:40am -9:00am (NYC)

4:00pm – 4:20pm / 10:00am -10:20am (NYC)
Scenario 3. 21st Century Factory Town Presentation 
/ IdeasCity Fellows Conversation – Kunlé Adeyemi, architect, and Ben Vickers, curator and activist.

4:20pm – 4:40pm / 10:20am - 10:40am (NYC)
Scenario 4. UNESCO City 3.0 Presentation
 / IdeasCity Fellows Conversation – Gordon Feller, Founder of Meeting of Minds and Jan Boelen, Curator LUMA days, Artistic Director Atelier LUMA.

4:40pm – 5:00pm / 10:40am - 11:00am (NYC)
Scenario 5. Global Village Presentation
 / IdeasCity Fellows Conversation – Bouchra Khalili, artist and filmmaker, Amanda Williams, artist, and Vere van Gool, IdeasCity.

5:00pm – 5:30pm / 11:00am - 11:30am (NYC)
Keynote Lecture
 / Michel Bauwens, Founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-peer Alternatives.

5:30pm – 5:40pm / 11:30am - 11:40am (NYC)
Response and Address
 / Hervé Schiavetti, Mayor of Arles.

5:40pm – 6:15pm / 11:40am - 12:30am (NYC)
Conclusion and Questions
/ Mustapha Bouhayati, CEO LUMA Arles

***Live French / English translation will be available for this event.


LUMA Foundation is the Presenting Partner for IdeasCity Arles.
Additional support for IdeasCity Arles provided by NEON.
Founding support for IdeasCity is provided by Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller and Hermine Riegerl Heller.


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