The Happy City: Charles Montgomery
Can architecture and design maximize happiness? Join author and former BMW Guggenheim Lab Team member Charles Montgomery for a night of fun experiments in trust and play, exploring the striking relationship between the design of our minds and the design of our cities. Then celebrate the launch of Montgomery’s book, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), which explores how cities can be turned into machines for happiness using new insights from neuroscience, psychology, and design activism. The exhibition gallery will be transformed into a laboratory for testing the effect that design has on the way we feel. Prepare to feel surprised—and surprisingly happy. Happy City will be available for purchase at the program. Cash bar.
Charles Montgomery is an award-winning writer and journalist who examines science, culture, myth, and cities, and served as a Lab Team member for the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York in 2012. Event collaborators include research psychologist Colin Ellard and Christine McLaren, journalist and resident writer for the Lab’s blog, Lab | Log.
This event is now sold out. Standby numbers are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes before the event. Each person is given one number (good for one ticket), and may hold a number for one other person. After ticket-holders have been seated, numbers will be called in order and standby tickets will be sold as space allows. Please contact 212 423 3587 for more information.