Summer Lab for students, architects, scientists, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds to explore the larger framework of urban agriculture and its effects on the architecture and urban design of NYC.

Set in New York City, TerreFarm Lab seeks to rethink what is salubrious about the city, in both its forms and its life, by reflecting on the consequences of a fundamentally new level of sustainability. We will base our investigations on one illuminating hypothesis: in the future New York will grow to be self-sufficient in its critical necessities. In particular, we will observe a series of specific technical, urbanistic, and architectural strategies not simply for the food production required to feed the city, but the possibilities of diet, agriculture, and retrofitted facilities that could achieve that level within the constraints of the local climate.

Seminar Week 2010

July 12, 2010

4:00PM – Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures: http://www.alivestructures.com/

5:30PM – Dickson D. Despommier, PhD: http://www.verticalfarm.com/

July 13, 2010

4:00PM – Zak Adams, New York Sun Works: http://nysunworks.org/

5:30PM – Clare Miflin, Kiss + Cathcart Architects: http://www.kisscathcart.com

July 14, 2010

2:00PM – Kim Holleman: http://kimholleman.com/

3:30PM – Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens: http://gothamgreens.com/

July 15, 2010

4:00PM – Natalie Jeremijenko: http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/

5:30PM – Christian Hubert: http://christianhubert.com/

July 16, 2010

4:00PM – Ian Daniels: http://thewaterpod.org/
5:30PM – Vito Acconci: http://www.acconci.com/