VIDEO: ‘The Vertical Urban Factory’ Panel Discussion

A panel discussion, organized at the Parsons School of Constructed Environments will present and discuss ideas about the history of Swiss factories and contemporary ideas in manufacturing in cities today from the perspective of sustainable industries and making things locally.

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The Toni Molkerai factory will be presented as an example of a key industry in Zurich, its former use and transformation by EM2N Zurich-based architects. The designer Rama Chorpash, Director of Product Design at Parsons, who has designed for the Swiss companies Victorinox and Swatch Watch, will talk about manufacturing from the designer’s perspective.

The impetus of the discussion is the exhibition, Vertical Urban Factory, curated by Nina Rappaport at the Skyscraper Museum, opening December 7 in Lower Manhattan.
Panelists: Nina Rappaport, Bjorn Rimner, Rama Chorpash.

Moderator: Michael Tower
This event is made possible with the kind support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York through the US-wide program ThinkSwiss – an official program of the Swiss Confederation to promote exchange and share knowledge between the US and Switzerland

Glass Corner, Room 206 @ 25 East 13th
10 November, Wednesday 6pm