Seeking Space

AGENCY is developing a public program entitled Seeking Space| Appropriated Environments in Long Island City, an investigation of the unique conditions that give rise to vital and vibrant public space in otherwise neglected and forgotten urban zones.


On the edge of the most densely populated metropolis in the US, Long Island City is host to a growing number of unlikely spaces.  The area’s sprawling and fragmented urban fabric is uniquely suited to public and private enterprises that recognize the potential of the neglected, forgotten, misunderstood, and invisible zones of the contemporary city.

Join Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller, founding partners of AGENCY, as they conduct a public discussion and guided tour of these transformative spaces in and around Long Island City, highlighting methods of site identification, and tactics for appropriate, responsible, and sustainable intervention in similar environments.

The tour will end at the Noguchi Museum for its First Friday extended hours.  Enjoy the garden in the evening with wine or beer cash bar.

This program is made possible through the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artist and Audience Exchange Program, and the generous support of Socrates Sculpture Park, the Noguchi MuseumTwo Coves Community Garden, and other artist and community groups in LIC.

3 September 2010

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Public Discussion
Noguchi Art Museum Education Space

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Public Tour
Noguchi Art Museum and environs
Socrates Sculpture Park
Two Coves Community Garden
other sites TBD

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

RSVP for Discussion and / or Public Tour here.
Spaces for the tour are limited, and will be reserved in the order RSVPs are received.

Stay tuned to the AGENCY blog for updates, tour dates, and further details.  Please contact us to learn how you or your organization can get involved.

Stephen Mueller and Ersela Kripa are 2010 Artist Fellowship recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).  This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists and Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program, funded with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).