The recent proliferation of informal cities, favelas, and illegal and ad hoc housing in cities around the world is a physical manifestation of the widening gulf between the haves and the have-nots. Explore how contemporary architects are responding to this humanitarian, economic, and political crisis using small-scale, grass-roots design strategies in six cities: Mumbai, Hong Kong, New York, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, and Istanbul.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Wednesday, May 13, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 3
  2. Wednesday, May 6, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 3
  3. Wednesday, March 25, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 3
  4. Thursday, March 12, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 3
  5. Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 3
  6. Wednesday, February 18, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 3
  7. Thursday, February 5, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 3
  8. Monday, January 26, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 3
  9. Friday, January 9, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 3
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.