Socio-Ecological Exploration of the Next Metropolis
July 7th to August 1st.
The ONE Lab Summer Session 2014 on Future
Cities will address the emerging discipline of global
urbaneering. Future Cities will supply all vital needs
of their population. In these cities, food, water, air,
energy, waste, mobility, and shelter will be radically
restructured to support life in every form.
ONE Lab 2014 will take place at the historic
Brooklyn Navy Yard that stands as one of the last
remaining testaments to New York Cityâ€™s
industrial past. What was once a place for building
state-of-the-art ships has become New Lab, a cutting
edge center that fosters creativity, design, and
entrepreneurship. The students will explore the Navy
Yard's environmental soundness. Brooklyn Grange
has the largest rooftop urban farm here at the Yard.
The New York Harbor School is farming oysters for
water purification. Carbon-neutral street lighting are
being manufactured and tested by Lumi Solar.
Capsys is building unique modular solutions
including Building 92, where the school is housed. In
addition, the students will be surrounded by high-tech
companies, spaces for interaction and testing,
educational and technologically advanced fabrication
Using New York as a laboratory, the studio will
rethink what is salubrious about the city, in both its
forms and its life. We will base our investigations on
one illuminating hypothesis: in the future New York
will grow to be self-sufficient in its critical necessities.
The studio will be offered in two levels:
one for professional designers and students enrolled
in professional schools or departments of design;
one for students and individuals of various
experience and background that want to be
introduced to the field of extreme design.
TED style talks will be given by world renowned
architects, engineers, biologists, ecologists,
industrial designers, physicists and artists. They will
offer radically new responses to the real needs and
aspirations of future cities.
In series of workshops the participants will learn the
processes of urban farming, biotechnology,
phytoremediation, growing materials, grafting trees,
scripting and computational modeling for controlled