Last week, we got the news that City Art Lab was accepted to the BASF team design project! As part of the project, the students were asked to respond to 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.
The students started brainstorming right away and came up with a number of issues and possible solutions that ranged from practical to fantastical. In our Transformation group, the team began representing their ideas in the medium of mosaic tiling, which is both a beautiful and resilient art form that lends itself well to public display. In Roots/History, our team thought up possible symbolic images that reference grass roots poster artwork, which are both simple and striking.
Here are some in-process works: