Aug 5 at 2 pm
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.
Aug 5 at 3 pm
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
Aug 5 at 7 pm
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.