Where Is the Lab?
From 2011 to 2013, the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile laboratory about urban life, traveled to major cities worldwide. Launched in New York (August 3–October 16, 2011) with a focus on the theme of Confronting Comfort, the Lab then opened in Berlin (June 15–July 29, 2012), where the programming emphasized active citizen participation in shaping cities. The Lab subsequently opened at multiple sites in Mumbai (December 9, 2012–January 20, 2013), where projects and programs explored perceptions of privacy and public space.
Key experiences and ideas on urbanism that emerged at the Lab in these three locations were explored in Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends from the BMW Guggenheim Lab, an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City (October 11, 2013–January 5, 2014).