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.
I just wanted to thank you so much for letting me be a part of Terrefarm. The workshop turned out to be such an amazing experience and very different than I imagined. I never imagined that there was this innovative prototype aspect of the project, and I think that there are very few people that are doing this type of work. For you to take the time to create a workshop of young designers is so valuable, and I truly feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to contribute. With great respect for your work and hope that I will be able to contribute to it again in the future.
All the best,
monica hernandez / balmori associates
2PM to 4PM – Eagle Street Rooftop Farm http://rooftopfarms.org/
July 20, 2010
12PM to 3PM – The Science Barge http://nysunworks.org.s46880.gridserver.com/?s=thesciencebarge
July 21, 2010
10AM to 1PM – Fresh Kills Park
July 22, 2010
11AM to 1PM – NYC Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org/