Special Events

On May 26, 2016

PLOT Launch Party

Thursday, May 26
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street

PLOT is an award-winning annual journal produced by the Master of Landscape Architecture students of the City College of New York’s Spitzer School of Architecture. The theme of PLOT Volume 5 is FILTER. The wordfilter operates as both noun and verb, evoking multiple interpretations: to filter is to edit, to sift, to screen. It suggests a paring down, a refinement, a draft distilled to its most elegant iteration. FILTER connotes exclusion, for better or for worse—an intriguing ambiguity. As a barrier, it allows for refined curation or exclusive marginalization. What is the value of the filtrate produced? Indeed, filters are most noticeable when they clog, break down, or fail to perform their intended task. What is being filtered, and at what expense? What happens when we stop screening?