Our professional and academic research strives to push the limits of contemporary design and technology. We have a proven record that places an emphasis on results. The 1L developed its physical spaces based on the needs of interdisciplinary workshops and improvised studio areas. This rarefied mixture of different knowledge sets in close proximity formulated a unique alliance. Its shared values are evoked in dialogues between discipline groups in order to solve problems. At this juncture, freely organized teams produce solutions that can span multiple fields of expertise.
In order to evolve, 1L launched a formal pedagogical endeavor. 1L began this specialized education program in 2009. It was open to scholars from a consortium of renowned scientific and design colleges. A curriculum was developed in collaboration with external faculty and advanced students from an assembly of concentrations. The 1L program provided a technological skills component in a DIY format as a supplement to traditional studies. The courses were initially organized around a rigorous sequence in the technology of urban agriculture. Intensive tutorials were taught by our instructors and a host of outside lecturers. Thirty students from various schools; MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, NYU, and Pratt, participated in the first academic program, rising to forty students in one year. We are now pursuing a larger venture to expand our research and didactic imperatives.
Our intention is to jumpstart a new profession that can re-invent and negotiate the complex mix that encompasses a city.
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|At Decker Yeadon, the focus is on how new material technologies might help us address contemporary social and environmental issues, which are often closely linked. In particular, they are pursuing design applications for smart materials and nanotechnology that can offer innovative solutions to a variety of problems, including: water conservation and quality, energy conservation, health and safety, and security.|
|Hypersonic Engineering & Design is a New York City based engineering and design studio. They blend engineering, science, art, and architecture to create groundbreaking interactive physical structures. They bring their experience in aerospace and mechanical engineering to the creative world to create cutting edge designs. They possess a deep understanding of mechanical systems, aerospace technologies, consumer product design, and manufacturing. They’ve made robotic furniture, research equipment for MIT, and wind turbine design and analysis services. Having developed musical instruments for Bjork, moving stage shows for U2, large new media sculptures for museums, and kinetic public sculptures, Hypersonic Engineering & Design works with visionaries to turn their dreams into amazing physical reality.|
|THEVERYMANY identifies a Collective of people as well as a Collection of experiments which engage the field of design via protocols of precise indetermination. The founder, Marc Fornes, is one of the leading figure in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication. Under THEVERYMANY Marc has designed and built a extensive body of large scale prototypical installations. He has been invited across the globe, lecturing at the MoMA (NYC), showing work at the Guggenheim (NYC), part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and the FRAC Centre in Orleans and has been exhibited while Art Basel Miami.|