• 27/04/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , ,

    FutureCityLab – PLEASE DO DISTURB!

    YES! It´s true FutureCityLab will host a big exhibition in Berlin during the BMW Guggenheim Lab at the AEDES gallery. More info to come soon but you should save the dates already. From 22nd May until 5th July we will have exciting events every Wednesday and every week-end in our own LAB at the Pfefferberg. COME AND DISTURB US – JOIN THE CONVERSATION.

    Here is the official press release:

    We are now in a period of unprecedented ecologic, climatic and energetic change on a global scale. We will have to address a number of urgent and intransigent issues like food and water shortage but also sustainable mobility and the necessary proliferation of energy sources.

    Future Cities will have to respond to these changes and utilize the inherent opportunities to emerge as vibrant, energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Radically changing migration patterns, rapidly expanding urban populations and the need todrastically reduce CO2 emissions in the building stock to 10% by 2050 (EU-carbon Roadmap 2050), makes cities the focal point in the search for solutions.

     But what might these solutions be?

    Can we imagine, now, what those cities might look like?

     In order to answer these questions, institutions, educators and leading professionalsworldwide have collaborated to launch the open-source initiative Future City Lab. The Lab initiated by Thomas Auer (Transsolar) and Daniel Dendra (anOtherArchitect) in 2010, is a distributed non-hierarchical mechanism for the envisioning of sustainable futures.

    Organized as a complex multi-layered peer to peer network, FutureCityLab seeks to mobilize the efforts of students of architecture and urban design around the world, combined with the expertise of associated experts.  Through networking and social media technologies we are developing a global, grassroots discourse on what we need to do as a species to address our cities’ most pressing issues.  In creating an opensourced database of research and ideas, FutureCityLab looks to build, in a manner akin to crowdsourcing, viable and achievable visions for our urban future(s).

    Cities in progress: Please do not disturb is an exhibition in two distinct parts. First, the discussion and visualization work that FutureCityLab has undertaken over the last year is compiled and presented through the medium of DIALOGUES.  

    The second part of the exhibition, DIALOGUE 2.0, is projective and inclusive, using the event of the exhibition as an opportunity to move the discussion forward and to increase the scale and scope of the FCL network. The goal of DIALOGUE 2.0 is not only to engage FutureCityLab participants but also the larger public, using the gallery as a context for the construction of future scenarios.  These will emerge from a series of workshops and structured discussions, and will be conducted by FutureCityLab experts. 

    FutureCityLab – PLEASE DO DISTURB!
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