Archtober Festival

Archtober Festival
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
Various Venues in New Canaan, CT

9.00 am - 7.00 pm Modern House Day Tour + Symposium

The day begins with a morning symposium organized by Cole Akers, Curator + Special Projects Manager, The Glass House. The symposium will be followed by lunch, an afternoon tour of a selection of New Canaan’s modern houses, and an evening cocktail reception where architects, designers, and visitors can gather at the end of the day’s activities. Architect docents in each house will explain significant features, and docents on every bus will point out other New Canaan landmarks. 

Location: New Canaan, CT 06840

10.30 am - 12.00 pm Design for Freedom And Sustainable Materials

Nora Rizzo, Sustainable Materials Director at Grace Farms, will tour the SANAA-designed River building and Barns to highlight ethical and sustainable material sourcing. In buildings worldwide, glass, brick, timber, stone, and copper are vulnerable to being produced with forced labor, and this tour will offer guidance for asking questions about material sourcing as a professional or consumer.

10:30 am - 12.00 pm Family Discovery Guide from the Arts Initiative

Explore at your own pace with a new resource inspired by the architecture, landscape, and artworks at Grace Farms. This multi-sensory experience invites participants to notice relationships between line, shape, color, texture, sound, space, light, movement, and rhythm. Recommended for children ages five to ten with adult caregivers.

1.00-2.00 pm Fall Forest Walk

Engage all your senses and experience the fall landscape with guest expert Laura Green from Yale School of Forestry and Environment. The program will highlight the importance of forest restoration through topics including climate change, oxygen, and biodiversity, while walking among the bright foliage of our 80 acres.

Location: Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

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