MAY 25, 2021, 5:30PM
Floating Pools, Then and Now: A conversation with Ann Buttenwieser & Archie Lee Coates IV, moderated by Karrie Jacobs
On the occasion of the launch of The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City’s Waterfront, + POOL’s Archie Lee Coates IV joins author Ann Buttenwieser for a conversation on the trials and tribulations of reviving the lapsed tradition of river swimming in New York City.
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About the Panelists
Archie Lee Coates IV (Cofounder, + POOL) is a founder of PLAYLAB, INC., a multidisciplinary creative studio. In 2010, he co-designed + POOL, a water-filtering floating swimming pool designed for NYC. In 2015 he co-founded Friends of + POOL to develop the project in partnership with the City of New York.
Ann L. Buttenweiser (author) is an urban planner and urban historian. She has taught at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and at the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York. She is the author of Governors Island and Manhattan Water-Bound.
About the Moderator
Karrie Jacobs (moderator) is a professional observer of the man-made landscape She currently writes for Architect Magazine and other publications, and is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts’ MA program in Design Research, Writing and Criticism. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell, the founding executive editor of Benetton’s Colors, and the author of The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home.