Phil Patton to Speak at Museum of the City of New York

The Next Generation of the Automobile

Museum of the City of New York

Thursday • May 27 • 6:30 PM

Throughout their century-long history, New York City cars have been constantly redesigned, re-imagined, and redeveloped, much like the city itself. As New York continues to change in the 21st century, so do its automobiles. Join a panel of experts at the forefront of forward-thinking car design including Phil Patton, automobile design expert and co-curator of the Museum’s exhibition Cars, Culture and the City; Lawrence Burns, co-author of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2010); Bryan Thompson, car designer and journalist currently working as Lead Designer for V-Vehicle; andFranz von Holzhausen, chief designer at Tesla Motors for a discussion of the future of car design and urban mobility. Co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter in conjunction with the exhibition Cars, Culture, and the City. $ http://www.mcny.org/public-programs/all/The-Next-Generation-of-the-Automobile.html
 
Designing Women: The Intersection of Art, Culture, and Car Design
 
Museum of the City of New York

Monday • June 28 • 6:30 PM

From their early days as “Damsels of Design” to their current integral roles, female designers at General Motors have impacted car design, inspired by artistic and cultural influences. Join us for a program examining how art, fashion, diversity, and technology are integrated into the design of GM products. $http://www.mcny.org/public-programs/all/Designing-Women.html