As part of the first day of Rotation 3, City Art Lab has been invited by BASF to be part of a team design project! Our students will be able to share their creative ideas and solutions to some of the BIGGEST challenges facing New York City in the future.
That means that during this final rotation, the students will respond, through art making, to a relevant question that our city will face in the next coming years:
“In 2050, the world’s population will reach nine billion. 70% of the people will live in cities. As we grow into the future, our cities will need to evolve to meet the unique challenges presented by this unprecedented concentration of population and everything that goes along with it, including the best use of limited space, access and sustainable use of resources and the fostering of inclusive, culturally and economically diverse and prosperous communities.”
Each project will address the main question by focusing on one of three topics:
Habitat: Address how urban places (buildings, public spaces, and civic infrastructures) can conserve future resources.
Citizenship: Demonstrate improvements in quality of life as people start to live closer/more concentrated.
Resilience: Focus on making urban neighborhoods more resilient and affordable using nontraditional materials/systems.
Each team of students will respond to these questions through the lens of the themes that they have been exploring thus far: Roots/History and Transformation. Both offer interesting and exciting ways of looking at the issue on hand!
Here we can see how the teachers and students are beginning to brainstorm possibilities…