ONE LAB 2011
Summer Lab for students, architects, scientists, artists, and individuals of all backgrounds to explore design with
various living matter including live tissues, bacteria, tree grafting, fungi growth control and parametric scripting.
ONE Lab is designed for students who wish to engage with the crossover of design and science. The lab
concentrates on recent advances in the biotechnology and computation, both in theory and practice. ( See BLOG)
ONE Lab offers a new means of design inquiry where students will actively use the tools and technologies of live
sciences . The participants will learn the processes of biotechnology (including technologies such as genetic
engineering, tissue culture, and cloning), growing materials, grafting trees and plants, scripting and computational
modeling for controlled growth. Students will have access to bio laboratories, techniques and expertise.
ONE Lab will explore how formations pertaining to biotechnology can enable us to address the significant problems of
our time and open us up to the possibilities of self-sustenance, organic growth, and perpetual change.
This summer approximately 40 researchers will gather in New York City for 3 weeks of intense creative and scientific
exploration. TerreLab provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from internationally recognized scientists:
Dr. Oliver Medvedik; Dr. Ellen Jorgensen; Dr. Dickson D. Despommier and renown designers and artists: Vito
Acconnci, Natalie Jeremijenko, Marc Forens and many more.(see ONE Lab Team)
A diverse and wide spectrum of expertise is provided by the organizer Terreform ONE in a number of facilities in the
intense environment of The Metropolitan Exchange (MEx), located in downtown Brooklyn.
The Lab consists of a Seminar Week (guest lectures from international scholars and designers) and
Workshop Weeks where the participant will chose a series of day-long workshops. All classes are beginner level and
no previous knowledge or experience is required.(see Program Details)
ONE Lab will take place inside the Metropolitan Exchange Building. Each person will be responsible for their own
housing, food and local transportation. In addition, we will sponsor an opening and closing reception/exhibition and
Questions: Please contact Maria Aiolova, LEED AP firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecological Design Group for Urban Infrastructure, Building, Planning, and Art.