The first entry in our collaboration with students from Victoria Univeristy, Wellington, NZ as they exlopre and design in New York City.
New York is Rusting
|Choidog Street, Mongolia|
Our third invited panelist to Happy Afternoon is Michael Cluer, founder of the design office Materialab.
Materialab engages the material world within all of its contemporary issues to create compelling urban planning, public open spaces and design solutions where none existed before. Crossing multiple disciplines and collaborating with corporations, government agencies, learning institutions, artist and community-based organizations to develop strategies, momentum and designs for an eloquently interpreted and sustainable human environment is the basis of our work.
Future Green Studio is a design-build firm in Brooklyn, New York specializing in landscape urbanism and green roof design. At the forefront of a national design movement focusing on establishing place and identity through ecological design, Future Green Studio offers a strong design vision, and a commitment to the union of beautiful spaces and green solutions.
Our work focuses on reclaiming post-industrial landscapes, on planning future visions for cities, on greening New York City’s rooftops. We use a patchwork of productive and performative landscape typologies to help transform neighborhoods and communities and facilitate developers and clients to “go green”.
|Living Wall in Ft.Greene Brooklyn|
VERT: vertical. green.
VertNY, inc. is a landscape design firm specializing in the integration of innovative, sustainable techniques with attractive, inviting designs for the urban landscape. Our knowledge of horticulture and green design has well prepared us to serve this emerging market. We handle each project carefully, emphasizing collaboration with the client to match their individual situation and style.
|Planting Plans for Patch Test, Roof Garden, and Union Square, Ace McNamara|
Victoria Marshall, founder of Till Design and an assistant professor in Urban Design at Parsons, is exploring a new approach to landscape architecture in a seminar course, Urban Dyeing, a part of the new Integrated Design Curriculum (IDC). The course “aims to educate [students] about plants, gardening, garden design, public space and participatory models of engagement.” The course is unique in that it takes landscape design, community action and cross-disciplinary thinking into the classroom and then back out onto the streets.
Urban Dyeing grew out of a seminar Professor Marshall taught last year in which IDP fashion and IDP urban students proposed growing plants that could be used for dyeing fabrics. The fabric would then be used to make clothing that would be sold at the Union Square market. This idea developed at the end of the semester and so this spring a new group of students is testing the idea. The class this spring is teamed up with the Unions Square Partnership, a business improvement district, and has several real sites to design and in which they will grow plants with a purpose.