In case you missed it, ExpoTENtial, a multi-dimensional, collaborative design platform inaugurated its first lab at the Festival of Ideas for the New City. ExpoTENtial's Hug A Worm Lab addressed sustainability by educating audiences of all ages about the virtues of composting. Two more labs—Urban Alchemy and Par Corps—launched during ICFF, each addressing a challenge endemic to the urban environment. Curated by futureflair's Laetitia Wolff, ExpoTENtial will host ten multidisciplinary labs that engage the design community in improving their urban experience by investigating ideas for a smarter, livelier, slower and healthier New York. Each lab attempts to address a specific challenge, from inefficient transportation, energy and food systems to climate change and information overload. Over the next year, ExpoTENtial plans to continue to collaborate with designers, non-profits and city agencies in order to stage installations, interventions, events and educational programs that inspire New Yorkers to re-envision their city.
Come and visit the Par Corps lab, concocted by the amazing team of Shonquis Moreno, Tucker Viemeister and Urban Movement, at the Center for Architecture, on view until May 28, 2011.
Help fund ExpoTENtial's fall projects by supporting their work on Kickstarter! Check their video after the jump.