Rise in the City

An Event Inspiring Change

New York City | Oct 25, 2017

About rise in the city

rise in the city is a unique art event, featuring a competition, exhibit and auction, created to catalyze social enterprises in Africa. You can view the incredible works of art that have been created and are now up for auction here

A unique event where influencers in design and construction discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in Africa. Learn More

 

How it works

NYC is being split into 100 virtual blocks. Leading artists, designers and architects are invited to create a work of art representing a block of the city. 100 companies have the opportunity to sponsor a NYC block.

All these incredible artworks will be exhibited and available for purchase through an exclusive auction at rise in the city.

A high profile jury will shortlist the 10 best pieces and the overall winner will be announced at the event.

100% of proceeds will go directly to the project because BOND Events underwrites rise’s operating expenses.

By getting involved with rise in the city, either by creating a work of art, sponsoring one of the city blocks or event packages or attending, you will help give the people of Lesotho the opportunity to better their lives for themselves.

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Who you help

rise is working towards a world where sustainable social enterprises, created by local entrepreneurs are the norm. Through our professional network, rise links social entrepreneurs from low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to fundamental resources that they would otherwise not have access to, in order to fulfill their potential.

The first rise project, will follow the in loco “hands-on, bottom-up” approach, to deliver a new building with accommodation, study and service facilities for the children at a very overcrowded orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Learn more.

This combined with entrepreneurship training and mentoring, will enable the orphanage to provide enough accommodation for the children and to become more self-sustaining by launching income-generating activities.

True to the rise ethos, the local community will be instrumental through this process, with the support and expertise of industry experts.

rise is a not-for-profit organization, co-founded by BOND Events as an integral part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

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Juan Ramiro Torres

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Philippe Courtois

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Michael Gove

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RUBAL SHARMA

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Leonard Kady

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John Clark

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Juan Matiz

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Dedet Jules – L’Atlas

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Edouard Wolton

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Aaron Albinder & Donyanaz Nazem

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DEEPTI SILWAL

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Gaspar Guerra

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David Gross (and Shay Alster)

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Malachi Farrell

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Abdullah Alsanea

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Gerardo Canamar Gonzalez

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Brandon Herbst

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Thierry Dagorn

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Karina Moran

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Pete & Randy Campos & Gusman

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Claudio Pardi

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Ray Majewski

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Fereshteh & Amir Tabe & Shouri

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Angela Bobenrieth

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Valerie Baldridge

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Eric Michel

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Earl Jackson

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MAYANK CHOURASIA

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GUSTAVO DUQUE

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Meshu Mokitimi

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Scott Elofson

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Katherine Buhl

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Andrew Carson

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M.Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates Inc

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Gabrielle Leon

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Nihan Basak

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David Ling

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Jonathan Rieke

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Matthew Bremer

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Lawrence Group

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Robert Maschke

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Camille Bonneau Clarke

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Kim Parsley

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Evan Yan

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Emily Demarest

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Jim Brown

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Douglas Seidel

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Andrew Bennett

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Verda Alexander

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Tucker Robbins

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Izar Mandika

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John Allyn

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Audrey Matlock

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budi pradono

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Rika Gunawan

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Michelle Cintron

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Peter Valcarcel

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Jie Zhu

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Perkins+Will .

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RosannaRobin

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Stephen Dynia

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karen frome

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Sarah Springer

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Hannah Lee

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Wendy Joseph

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Noah Greenberg

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Nathaniel Brooks

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Daniel Laporte

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jitesh malik

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Nicola Gigante

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David Dennis

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Rafael Amuchastegui

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Anthony Simon

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Yolande Daniels

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Victor Mirontschuk

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SALIMKUMAR NARAYANAN

City Blocks

Supporting artists and sponsors will receive:

  • Promotion on riseinthecity.com – your company logo will appear on the map of Manhattan, over the block of NYC you are representing with additional promotion on the rise and BOND Events websites
  • Promotion in our social media campaign
  • Inclusion in press releases
  • Exposure at the event – signage, event program and announcements

Additional exposure for your brand is available – see event sponsorship packages.

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Juan Ramiro Torres

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Philippe Courtois

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John Clark

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Juan Matiz

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Edouard Wolton

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Aaron Albinder & Donyanaz Nazem

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David Gross (and Shay Alster)

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Malachi Farrell

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Thierry Dagorn

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Karina Moran

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Claudio Pardi

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Eric Michel

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Earl Jackson

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Meshu Mokitimi

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Scott Elofson

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M.Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates Inc

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Nihan Basak

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David Ling

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Matthew Bremer

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Kim Parsley

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Evan Yan

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Jim Brown

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Andrew Bennett

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Verda Alexander

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Audrey Matlock

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Michelle Cintron

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Peter Valcarcel

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Jie Zhu

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Perkins+Will .

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RosannaRobin

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Stephen Dynia

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karen frome

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Sarah Springer

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Hannah Lee

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Noah Greenberg

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Nathaniel Brooks

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Daniel Laporte

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Nicola Gigante

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David Dennis

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Anthony Simon

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Victor Mirontschuk

Create

We invite artists, designers and architects to create a piece of art to represent one block of Manhattan.  This unique opportunity is open to the first 100 to sign up.

Guidelines

Artwork can be anything from a sculpture, sketch, painting or photography to jewelry, or clothing. Let your creative juices flow!

We challenge you to get inspired by Lesotho, making reference to the white, blue and green colors of its national flag, the traditional blankets or the famous Basotho hat into your design, or even re-interpreting the traditional Litema patterns that adorn Lesotho’s vernacular buildings.

Art piece cannot be larger than 30″ x 30″, must be less than 7″ wide and weigh less than 10 lbs for ease of transportation.

Submitting your artwork

Finished artwork must be sent to NY 1- 2 days before the event.

In addition to submitting the finished piece, you must also submit a photograph of the artwork to [email protected] by September 30, 2017.

The judges will use this photo to shortlist the 10 best art pieces that will feature in the event program. The winner will be announced and awarded at the event.

Judges

Michael SorkinMichael Sorkin is an architect and urbanist. He is President of Terreform, a non-profit dedicated to urban research and intervention and publisher of UR Books, the Principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, an international design practice, and Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York. He is the architecture critic for The Nation, contributing editor at Architectural Record, and author or editor of twenty books. Sorkin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the recipient of the 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Mind Award, and is a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow.
Laura Starr, a landscape architect, has emerged as a local champion for sustainability, collaboration, and design excellence with over 25 years’ experience working in the New York City area. As Chief of Design for the Central Park Conservancy, Lisa worked intensively to forge consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders, renovating major destinations such as Harlem Meer, the West Side, and the Great Lawn. Today, Lisa is seen as a leader in the field of sustainable landscape design and a strong advocate for a city that is greener and more responsive to the needs of a twenty-first century public.
Jack TravisJack Travis established his namesake design studio in 1985 and has completed several projects for such notable clients as Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes and John Saunders. Jack received his “Fellowship” in the AIA, and in 2006 was inducted into the Council of Elders” of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the highest honor that each organization bestows upon its individual members. Jack is currently an adjunct professor of interior design at The School of Visual Arts, New York School of Interior Design, Pratt Institute and at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has been published in over 100 articles.
suzanne mecsSuzanne Mecs is Managing Director of AIA New York. She collaborates with architects to expand member value, community engagement, and professional development. Since 2008, she has been working with the exceptional architects who are actively pursuing elevation to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Suzanne is a graduate of Harvard University, Chair of the First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Board (which follows the progressive Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education), and an avid knitter.
Oliver NeedsOliver Needs founded BOND Events in 2004 and provides global leadership to the company. Oliver left the world’s largest trade show organizer, Blenheim Group Plc, to set up McLean Publishing and launch the first business forum in Asia; ASPEC. He went on to found Cornhill Events, a subsidiary of SPG Media PLC. There, he conceived and launched many successful forum events including LEAF and The European Banking Forum, EMBF. Inventor of an online matching application for event attendees, Oliver continues to oversee its use at BOND Events and Atticus, the operator of HI-Design events.

Event Sponsorships

Current Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Platinum

$10,000
(1 available

Diamond

$8,000
(2 available)

Gold

$6,000
(1 available)

Silver

$4,000
(1 available)

Bronze

$2,000
(2 available)
Sponsor the headliner act Sponsor VIP reception Sponsor the auction Sponsor the event programSponsor the A/V, decor and lighting
Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials
Promotion on event websitePromotion on event websitePromotion on event websitePromotion on event websitePromotion on event website
Recognition from stage Recognition from stage Recognition from stage Recognition from stage Recognition from stage
Inclusion in press release and social media Inclusion in press release and social media Inclusion in press release and social mediaInclusion in press release and social mediaInclusion in press release and social media
10 VIP tickets with reserved table8 VIP tickets with reserved seating 6 VIP tickets with reserved seating4 VIP tickets with reserved seating2 VIP tickets
Full page ad inside front cover in event programFull page ad inside back cover in event programFull page ad in event program Half page ad in event program
Logo on step and repeat wallLogo on step and repeat wall Logo on step and repeat wall
Shout out from auctioneer, MC & headliner actShout out from MC Shout out from the auctioneer
Stage signageOpportunity to speak from stage
Opportunity to speak from stage and present award
Exclusive presenting sponsor of headline entertainment

The Event

rise in the city
October 25, 2017
7pm to 11pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002

Join 500 high profile professionals including developers, owners, senior designers, principals from the top architecture firms, chief executives of major manufacturing and supplier companies, artists, art collectors. Trade and general media will also be present.

Ticket price: $150
Purchase a table for 10 people: $1,200

Tickets must be purchased in advance by 10/23.

Dress code: Smart Casual

Admission includes:

  • Entrance to the art exhibit
  • Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and open bar
  • Entry to the auction
  • Live African Entertainment
  • High-level networking
  • Lots of fun!

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Do More

Help us spread the word about this unique and exciting art event

If you would like to volunteer in the lead up to the event or at the event itself please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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