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Terreform Exhibit - City of the Future
Imagine a city that was designed to meet the needs of people in an environmentally sustainable way. Terreform ONE is a group out of New York that has imagined just such a city, and this is their statement:
Our primary assertion for Brooklyn 2110 is that all necessities are provided inside its accessible physical borders. We have designed an intensified version of Brooklyn that supplies all vital needs for its population. In this city, food, water, air, energy, waste, mobility, and shelter are radically restructured to support life in every form.
The strategy includes the replacement of dilapidated structures with vertical agriculture and housing merged with infrastructure. Former streets become snaking arteries of livable spaces embedded with; renewable energy sources, soft cushion based vehicles for mobility, and productive green rooms. The plan uses the former street grid as the foundation for new networks. By reengineering the obsolete streets, we can install radically robust and ecologically active pathways. These operations are not just about a comprehensive model of tomorrow’s city, but an initial platform for discourse. We think the future will necessitate marvelous dwellings coupled with a massive cyclical resource net. The future will happen, how we get there is dependent upon our planned preparation and egalitarian feedback.
About the Artists
Terreform ONE [Open Network Ecology] is a non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities. Through their creative projects and outreach efforts, they aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of human settlements and inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. They are a unique laboratory of specialists with diverse disciplinary backgrounds that explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. The group develops innovative concepts and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, and water. Learn more at www.terreform.org
Collaborators include: Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Dan O’Connor, Celina Yee, Alpna Gupta, Sishir Varghese, Aaron Lim, Greg Mulholland, Derek Ziemer, Thilani Rajarathna, John Nelson, Natalie DeLuca
On Display at Institute for the Future
IFTF’s Future Gallery presents the work of multidisciplinary artists who engage with temporality through new media tools and creative approaches to design and aesthetic production. Our rotating exhibits relate to the same futures themes that we approach through our research and labs, from the future of cities and technology to human identity, to inspire all of us to think differently about the future.