August 5, 2011

  1. Aug 5 at 2 pm

    FeedForward 1: Making the Local

    Leaving from: BMW Guggenheim
    Lab Traveling to: Lower East Side
    Mode of transportation: walking

    Plenty has been said about “acting locally,” but just how do you go about it when what’s “local” is constantly changing? In our first FeedForward fieldwork session, participants will travel with creative consulting and design collaborative spurse through the Lower East Side in search of a local element to see how the local is made and remade by our collective actions.

    Photo: used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 License fromCarl MiKoy.

  2. Aug 5 at 3 pm

    Sustainism as the New Modernism?

    Join us for a two-hour pressure-cooker encounter with FreedomLab Future Studies as visionary Michiel Schwarz and facilitator Vincent Rump explore what the emerging culture of “sustainism” means for the local. In a co-creation session that will take a truly integral approach to urban life and the future—in which sustainability, localism, social connectivity, and globalization meet—participants will help formulate new principles for the sustainist era. As the new ethos of our time, sustainism will shape everything from design, food, and our environment to consumption, community, and our sense of place.

    3 pm talk
    3:30 pm debate

    Photo: courtesy Michiel Schwarz


  3. Aug 5 at 7 pm

    Elizabeth Diller: Comfort in Our City

    Elizabeth Diller, founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, presents her thoughts on comfort in our cities. How do new technologies, surroundings, and expectations regarding privacy and time relate to comforts and discomforts in our urban landscape? Followed by a Q&A session.

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