We're pleased to announce the opening of an office space and venue at 177 Livingston Street, in downtown Brooklyn. The 5,000-square-foot storefront will be operated in partnership with Light Industry and The Public School New York and will regularly host artist talks, screenings, workshops, lectures, classes, and performances. 177 Livingston will also host a library of books, magazines, artist publications, and film, video, and sound work, which will be open to the public starting in March. (Visit the 177 Livingston Street website for more details and a calendar of upcoming events.)

On February 20, we'll be throwing a benefit party to celebrate the opening of 177 Livingston and help cover the costs of building out the space's interior, which was designed by Common Room with Gabriel Fries-Briggs and Rachel Himmelfarb. The evening will include readings by Ed Park and Lynne Tillman; a screening of Lis Rhodes's film Light Music; musical performances by Ambergris and Skeletons; and DJ sets by Josh Kline and Gary Murphy & Tim Lokiec.

In other news: The seventh issue of Triple Canopy, Urbanisms: Master Plans, reached its conclusion some time ago. Issue 8 will be published later this month.

The February 15 deadline for Triple Canopy's first call for proposals is approaching. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, we will be commissioning ten projects spanning five areas—including original research, new-media journalism, Web-based artwork, and public programs—to be published in the magazine and presented to live audiences in the next year. For more information, visit our commissions page.

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