FIGMENT NYC is an explosion of creative energy: a free annual participatory arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork. Come on out, and bring whatever you need for a day of fun. Expect Art and activities in every medium available… especially the art and activities that YOU bring! Click here to see a full schedule of last year’s registered artwork and activities. FIGMENT is a free, volunteer-run non-profit event; we do not accept corporate sponsorships. The event will happen rain or shine.
FIGMENT NYC Annual Event
When: Saturday, June 3 — Sunday, June 4, 2017. 10am-5pm.
For more information, including how to submit a project and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.newyork.figmentproject.com
Throughout the summer, also check out FIGMENT NYC’s season-long projects, the City of Dreams Pavilion 2017, and the Artist-Designed Miniature Golf Course. Both will be open daily starting June 3, 2017.
The City of Dreams Pavilion 2017: Chosen through an annual competition hosted by FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), the City of Dreams Pavilion, so named for its focus on the future of a world that faces strains on both economic and natural resources, aims to promote sustainability-oriented thinking amidst the architecture and design communities, and requires designers to consider the environmental impact of their designs in everything from materials sourcing to disposal (or ideally reuse) of waste at the end of the season.
A distinguished jury has selected the winning design in the seventh annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Cast & Place by Team Aesop (Josh Draper from PrePost/RPI-CASE, Lisa Ramsburg and Powell Draper from Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Edward M. Segal from Hofstra University, and Max Dowd from Cooper Union). This temporary pavilion will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2017 season.
Cast & Place re-imagines waste as a transformative resource for our New York City future. Soil dredged from the East River, the material also used in the construction of Governors Island, is laid out to dry and crack. 250,000 aluminum cans are melted down and poured into the cracked dredge. The results are light, strong panels that provide structure and shade, assembled into spaces for performance and play. Rain-soaked reflecting pools of dredge reveal the pavilion’s formwork as they dry and crack in the summer heat, inducing meditations on time, materiality, and the sources of our city.
FIGMENT’s Artist-Designed Miniature Golf Course is scheduled to return in June for its tenth annual summer-long season! Each season, new holes are designed, constructed and installed on Governors Island by emerging and established artists. Free to play and open to the public, The Minigolf Course is enjoyed by thousands of happy children and adults throughout the summer including players from school and camp groups from New York City communities. The theme for this year’s Artist-Designed Miniature Golf Course is “NYC Has the Beat.” As one of the worlds’ most musically vibrant cities, the NYC course will feature innovative holes inspired by the rhythm of the city and its music scene. Each hole will be a one-of-a-kind creation, crafted with skill and imagination by a local artist.