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.

A Letter from Monica

Dear Maria,

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