Last week, the Uni made several appearances at the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY.
First, architect J. Meejin Yoon talked about the Uni design at “Ad Hoc Strategies.” Then, Sam and I attended the Audi Urban Future Initiative luncheon and heard Columbia University’s five hypotheses for cities in 2050. (Think Uni: “transgenerational capacity,” “mobility,” and “generosity.”) We then presented the Uni at a panel curated by Kickstarter and miLES (Made in the Lower East Side).
Finally, we deployed the Uni on a closed-off street as part of IDEAS CITY StreetFest with help from volunteers Leigh, Emily, Angela, Pascale, and 9-yr old Miles. We tested some wonderful new cubes. Columbia University gradate student and educator Andrew Collins showed us ants. Seattle-based science writer and museum exhibit developer Winifred Kehl explained geologic time scale. Artist Lisa Bateman showed us some of the oldest books in public circulation in the New York area, drawing our attention to physical books that are disappearing. Special thanks to Andrew for guiding patrons on the scope and to Lisa for stopping by.
Here are the photos (captions by Sam):