In 2030, the world’s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe.
To engage this international debate, Uneven Growth brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises.Find out more »
Mapping Brooklyn juxtaposes the work of contemporary artists working with historic maps, with examples of maps themselves, suggesting the myriad ways that maps can represent, on the one hand, such practical matters as way finding, property ownership, population shifts, and war strategy, and on other, the terrain of the metaphorical, psychological, and personal.Find out more »
Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65.
Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs.
Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.Find out more »
Imagine being able to spend one amazing day immersed in learning about sustainable design—and meeting the people who have pioneered new thinking and practices.
On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Pratt’s CSDS will present the fifth annual Sustainability Crash Course, a day-long series of workshops with a host of experts from Pratt’s sustainable design faculty and elsewhere.Find out more »
E2C is a unique science/math/technology resource for K-12 teachers, students, the general public, and geoscientists. It is a collaboration among researchers and an Earth Science educator at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; technology integration specialists from Colégio Bandeirantes, São Paulo, Brasil; and classroom teachers from New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. It centers around Saturday Workshops for Educators held at Columbia’s Lamont Campus in Palisades N.Y.Find out more »
Join the Student Conservation Association as they team up with New York State Parks for a day of service at Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens!Find out more »
Composting can seem too hard for the average citizen, but in this class, you’ll learn how easy it can be. We’ll talk through the basics of indoor vermicomposting (composting with worms) and how you can do your part to reduce your food waste.
Each participant will construct a bin, fill it with bedding, add some red wiggler worms, and watch them go to work!Find out more »
“The Bicycle Diaries“ Book talk and slideshow of cycling three continents and 30,000 miles Former Stanford climate change researcher David Kroodsma has bicycled from California to the southern tip of South America, from Turkey to the east coast of China, and across the U.S. twice. Along the way he has talked to hundreds of people — both laypeople and experts — about climate change, gathering personal stories about its impacts across three continents. Join David for a slideshow of his best photos…Find out more »
A panel on how food supply can adapt to growing global demand and environmental pressures featuring panelists from Whole Foods, Chipotle, and more. Keynote speech on “Beyond Meat.” Food and drink reception afterward.Find out more »
Former Stanford climate change researcher David Kroodsma has bicycled from California to the southern tip of South America, from Turkey to the east coast of China, and across the U.S. twice.
Join David for a slideshow of his best photos and videos!Find out more »