New Museum’s “Ideas City” Begins Tomorrow

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The New Museum’s Ideas City festival kicks off tomorrow with more than 100 events built around the theme of the “Invisible City.” The most interest locally will likely be in Saturday’s street program playing out on the Bowery, in Sara D. Roosevelt Park and in the surrounding streets. But there’s some intriguing programming coming up in the first two days, as well.

Harvard University’s Lawrence Lessig delivers the keynote address tomorrow morning. Bjarke Ingels, whose architectural firm created the vision for the East River flood barrier, will participate in a midday discussion about our urban future. In the evening tomorrow, Studio 360’s Kurt Anderson will moderate a talk with the mayors of Houston, Ithaca, and San Juan (Puerto Rico). And then on Friday, the keynote will be from Julian Castro, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information about the festival, click here.