#13.001: Welcome to ArchiNATI 2013!

Cincinnati Skyline

It is Time Again to Celebrate Cincinnati!

We are excited to welcome you to ArchiNATI 2013! ArchiNATI is an annual festival dedicated to celebrating the buildings, parks, places and spaces that make up the city of Cincinnati’s built environment. This year’s festival will take place beginning on Friday October 4th carrying through the week and ending on Sunday October 13th.

Cincinnati has an abundance of amazing architecture and design that is calling out for attention. The Italianate architecture of Over-the-Rhine, the city parks that are considered some of the best in the nation and numerous works by modern master architects and planners are just a few highlights. As much as we would love to find a way to celebrate the entire built environment, our city is a pretty big place. To make things a bit easier on ourselves we adopt an annual theme to help us maintain our focus. The theme we’ve chosen for ArchiNATI 2013 is ‘CITIZEN SPACE’.

Citizen Space is more than publicly owned buildings and land, but the idea that each citizen has a right to a city’s spaces, a stake in its culture, and a say in its built environment. For many of us, the term built environment connotes boundaries in our everyday life. During ArchiNATI 2013, we will cross those boundaries and celebrate YOUR spaces to discover.

We strive to produce an opportunity for people to see their surroundings in a new light and hopefully discover something new about Cincinnati. Through exclusive tours, unique lectures, films and exhibitions we hope to raise awareness about the importance and the role that architecture and design play in our everyday lives.

We have a great lineup of events developing for this year’s festival and we will be publishing the details soon. We hope you’ll join us this fall starting October 4th!

The ArchiNATI Team

*Editors Note: photo by Mark Dumont licensed under a creative commons license