An experiment in public thinking about future design gave participants a chance to develop ideas and voice one’s own opinion, through making the kinds of objects that might be found in a 99c store of the future.
Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica offers a stirring reminder that happiness will soon become impossible unless we, all of us, make drastic lifestyle changes today, hearkening back to one of our founding forefathers and their shared Epicurean mindset.
“For every student who comes to P-TECH, they’re going to be a great leader in the city, in another ten years–and we’re so proud of them. But it’s also about the whole economic development of New York City… ”
Eric Sanderson, ecologist and creator of the Welikia Project, is now leading a team to create a new version of Mannahatta: an interactive tool that will let visitors experiment with the design of the city of the future.