|Planetary ONE Partners are pioneers in progressive urbanism through design, ecology and technology.|
|Lab for students, architects, scientists, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds to explore design with various living matter including live tissues, bacteria, tree grafting, fungi growth control and parametric scripting.|
|ONE Lab is designed for students who wish to engage with the crossover of design and science. The lab concentrates on recent advances in the biotechnology and computation, both in theory and practice.
ONE Lab offers a new means of design inquiry where students will actively use the tools and technologies of live sciences . The participants will learn the processes of biotechnology (including technologies such as genetic engineering, tissue culture, and cloning), growing materials, grafting trees and plants, scripting and computational modeling for controlled growth. Students will have access to bio laboratories, techniques and expertise.
ONE Lab will explore how formations pertaining to biotechnology can enable us to address the significant problems of our time and open us up to the possibilities of self-sustenance, organic growth, and perpetual change.
This summer approximately 40 researchers will gather in New York City for 3 weeks of intense creative and scientific exploration. TerreLab provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from internationally recognized scientists:
Dr. Oliver Medvedik; Dr. Ellen Jorgenson; Dr. Dickson D. Despommier and renown designers and artists: Vito Acconnci, Natalie Jeremijenko, Marc Forens and many more.(see ONE Lab Team)
A diverse and wide spectrum of expertise is provided by the organizers ONE Lab Team in a number of facilities in the intense environment of The Metropolitan Exchange (MEx), located in downtown Brooklyn.
The Lab consists of a Seminar Week (guest lectures from international scholars and designers) and
Workshop Weeks where the participant will chose a series of day-long workshops. All classes are beginner level and no previous knowledge or experience is required.(see Program Details)
ONE Lab will take place inside the Metropolitan Exchange Building. Each person will be responsible for their own housing, food and local transportation. In addition, we will sponsor an opening and closing reception/exhibition and weekly gatherings.
Questions: Please contact Maria Aiolova, LEED AP firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE Lab Team
Maria Aiolova, LEED AP, Co-Chair
Mitchell Joachim, PhD , Co-Chair
Vito Acconci acconci.com
David Benjamin thelivingnewyork.com
Carlos Barrios, PhD cabetodesigns.blogspots.com
Anna Dyson case.rpi.edu
Alexander Felson, PhD environment.yale.edu
Decker Yeadon deckeryeadon.com
Dickson D. Despommier, PhD verticalfarm.com
Marc Forens theverymany.com
Christian Hubert christianhubert.com
Natalie Jeremijenko environmentalhealthclinic.net
Mary Mattingly marymattingly.com
Oliver Medvedik, PhD genspace.org
Walter Meyers localofficelandscape.com
Amada Parkes, PhD bodegaalgae.com
July 11 - 29, 2011.
Workshop Week 1.
July 11 - 15, 2011.
July 18 - 22, 2011.
Workshop Week 2.
July 25 - 29, 2011.
Admission to the program is by selection only. All applicants are asked to submit the following materials on line, including the following:
Name, address, email, phone number
Letter of intention (no longer than two paragraphs)
One page CV
Three samples of works
Deadline: May 31, 2011 for scholarships, June 30, 2011 for regular admission.
The application formated as a single digital file, in PDF format, should not exceed 2 MB. Applicants will be contacted via email upon receipt of their application. Applications received after May 31, 2011 will be reviewed on first-come, first-served bases. Student attending a single Workshop or the Seminar Week only do not need to apply. Please email the applications to email@example.com.
The total cost of ONE Lab is $1,800. That includes One Workshop Week/ Five Workshops (ether the week of July 11-15 or the week of July 25-29, 2011) and One Seminar Week. The fees cover tuition, studio space, materials, a number of meals and the operating cost of the facility. The top three applicants, selected by the admission committee, will receive full scholarships. Limited grants and work-study opportunities are also available.
For those who are interested in the Seminar Week or the Workshop Week only, the cost is $900 per Week. Individual workshops are $300 per Workshop. Financial aid is available for students attending the whole lab only.
The following workshops will be offered during Workshop Weeks 1 & 2. All workshops are beginner level and no previous knowledge or experience is required.
Synthetic Biology Workshop
Create bacteria that smell like bananas, generate color in response to stimuli, glow in the dark or emit light in response to ultraviolet radiation! Synthetic biology is the science of engineering living organisms as if they were biological machines. In this workshop, taught by Dr. Oliver Medvedik from Genspace, you will learn how to manipulate life using standardized genetic parts. These genetic parts can serve as building blocks in the fabrication of genetic circuits, previously unseen in nature. Genspace's current projects include a bacteria-powered arsenic-detection kit and a biofuel algae experiment (part of collaboration with startup Bodega Algae), new transgenic, multicolored microganisms and personal genetic testing.
Parametric Design Workshop
The conceptual and technical sphere of parametric design will be introduced in this workshop by learning systemic processes capable of reacting to various ecologic factors. We will focus on parametric design logic, computational geometry, modeling techniques, and environmental influencers to create radical design answers. Dr. Carlos Barrios will focus the workshop on formal synthesis based on a combination of scientific rigor and artistic expressionism. Series of programs will offer the possibility to explore parametric and computational design with extraordinary flexibility.
Fab Tree Hab Workshop
This workshop will teach a method to grow homes from native trees. A living structure is grafted into shape with prefabricated Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) reusable scaffolds. A methodology new to buildings yet ancient to gardening is introduced in this design - pleaching. Pleaching is a method of weaving together tree branches to form living archways, lattices, or screens. The trunks of inosculate, or self-grafting trees are the load-bearing structure, and the branches form a continuous lattice frame for the walls and roof. Weaved along the exterior is a dense protective layer of vines, interspersed with soil pockets and growing plants. Prefab scaffolds cut from 3D computer files control the plant growth in the early stages.
The main objective of Mycoform is to establish a smart, self-sufficient, perpetual-motion construction technology. By combining fungal mycelia with varying types of organic substrates and carefully controlling their expansion within prefabricated molds, we will create the literal growth of structural materials. The Mycoform is grown from biological materials. The process is pollution free, and has the potential to contain a low embodied energy as part of a local ecosystem. The polypore fugal species Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), possesses enzymes that readily digest a wide variety of cellulose based organic byproducts. The rapid growth of branching mycelia results in a dense matrix capable of structural support.
Soft Infrastructure Workshop
Natural ecologies are resilient, within the range of phenomena for which they have evolved; forests grow back after
fires and wetlands return to equilibrium after severe storms. This ability to recover from accidents and catastrophes overtime is a direct consequence and distinct characteristic of complex ecologies. This workshop will explore soft infrastructure for mitigating natural hazards based on the sophisticated understanding and mimicry of such natural systems. We will test the possibility of creating a porous boundary where water meets to dampen powerful storm currents as well as encourage the development of new estuarial habitats. This water infrastructure consists of estuarine canal outlets to tidal strait and water filtration sponges enabling hydrology of wetlands for plant and organism growth.
The seminar week consists of daily lectures and seminars lead by Planetary ONE and the ONE LAB Team and their collaborators based on new projects they are developing in biotechnology, computation, ecology, design, landscape, and urban growth. Lectures with leading artists, scholars, scientists, and authors enhance the program. The Seminar Week is designed to stand alone and participants may enroll in Seminar Week only.