Waste World and School of the Earth: Two Design Exhibitions
On May 15 and 16, 2017, Global Design NYU will present two design exhibitions, Waste_World and School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined in 2061. Waste_World is the work of students from Louise Harpman’s “Architecture and Urban Design LAB;” School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined in 2061 is the work of students from Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim’s “Designing for New Climates: Histories of Adaptation.” These shows are offered as a part of NYCxDESIGN 2017, New York City’s annual, official city-wide celebration of design.
As a coffee-loving city that drinks seven times more coffee than any other, NYC is at the epicenter of a non-compostable coffee cup eco-dilemma. Students from Louise Harpman’s "Architecture and Urban Design LAB" class have created Waste_World, a green-frasture installation made up of compostable Think Coffee cups. The installation is a response to the waste journey of non-compostable cups, an overwhelming number of which live in our trash streams, and seeks to shed light on the ways compostable and life-sustaining materials can help change NYC’s green footprint. Through dialogue, action, and education about our participation in the trash stream and the need for a more robust composting infrastructure in NYC, Gallatin students show ways we can work collectively to make smart environmental decisions.
School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined in 2061
Students from Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim’s “Designing for New Climates: Histories of Adaptation” have created School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined in 2061, a model of a future for Gallatin that adapts to the new climate ahead of us. A sustainable way of life and understanding of the human impact on the environment is incorporated into a university curriculum that is accessible and focused on creative and innovative learning. This exhibition shows a Gallatin community that is aware of, interacts ethically with, and learns from the communities that surround it. Gallatin’s building is redesigned as a space that promotes these ideas and actively encourages environmental awareness and sustainable living.
Stop by and join students and faculty for a reception on Monday, May 15, from 4-6 pm.