expoTENtial included in EmpathiCITY

“EmpathiCITY, Making our City Together” was curated by Laetitia Wolff and Josyane Franc to activate the UNESCO creative cities of design network, which Saint-Etienne joined in 2010. EmpathiCITY explores the general International Design Saint-Etienne biennale 2013 whose theme was “empathy or the experience of the other”. EmpathiCITY aimed to reveal the transformative power of design as a tool for social cohesion in the urban context. EmpathiCITY is an invitation to the 11 cities of design, members of the network including Buenos Aires, Berlin, Montreal, Nagoya, Kobe, Shenzhen, Seoul, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Graz and Beijing–to create a special project or to present results of actions developed in a collaborative framework. In partnership with non-profit organizations, community associations, municipal agencies, designers conceive interventions to improve the quality of urban life while fostering social bonds.

The exhibition EmpathiCITY also included a section dedicated to expoTENtial, as one of the main collaborative models of inspiration.
















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expoTENtial, the NYChair Lab Charrette

expoTENtial in collaboration with desigNYC and First Street Green presents
The NYChairrette, a lab exploring the next NY public space chair
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 2:00-4:00 pm
Where: First Park, 33 East First Street, a public cultural park, located at last year’s location of BMW Guggenheim Lab, between 2nd Avenue & Houston Street
What: An afternoon of talks, presentations and charette to rethink the ubiquitous Paris bistro foldable chair.
Featuring presentations of inspiring, place-making street furniture solutions by DUB-studios and VAMOS Architects
Our fantastic jury includes Celia Petersen, Parks & Recreation capital projects division
Emily Weidenhof, Public Spaces, DOT Division of Traffic & Planning
Gail Wittwer-Laird, Capital Projects Division for New York City Parks
For more information on program (free and open to all public, age 5-99)please RSVP here!
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Composting Workshop at Hug A Worm!

Image courtesy of the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

The Hug A Worm Lab will have a very special feature today, courtesy of the Lower East Side Ecology Center: a composting demo session from 12-2pm!

Visit us at the Festival of Ideas’ booth #99 on Sarah D. Roosevelt Park, Next to Chrystie and Stanton Streets (exact location here.) Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Pecha Kucha’s ExpoTENtial Line-up!

Image courtesy of Pecha Kucha NY.

We’re excited to present at Pecha Kucha New York on May 7th –and here is the schedule of all expoTENtial-related presentations!

12:41AM Laetitia Wolff – ExpoTential chief engineer
12:49 AM Paul Carlos & Urshula Barbour – Pure & Applied - ExpoTential’s identity and exhibit design
12:57 AM Amelia Black – PolluTourism Board lab – ExpoTential’ curator
1:05 AM Laurie Shoeman – NY Sunworks – ExpoTential’s non for profitpartner for the Hug a Worm lab
1:13 AM Jordan Pender, Partnerhip for Parks – ExpoTential’s city partner
1:45 AM Kimberlie Birks, expoTENtial’s project assistant

Come by The Old School Gym on 268 Mulberry St., and stay for the amazing roster of speakers throughout the night!

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Pecha Kucha New York #7: “The Dimensions of the New City”

Pecha Kucha New York. Image courtesy of Pecha Kucha NY.

Laetitia Wolff, Pure and Applied, Amelia Black (co-curator of the Pollutourism Lab,) Laurie Shoeman (of NY SunWorks, part of the team at Hug a Worm Lab,) and a member of NYC Parks and Recreation will all talk about ExpoTENtial at the upcoming Pecha Kucha NY on May 7th! Titled “The Dimensions of the New City,” Pecha Kucha NY#7 will take place from 8pm-3am at The Old School Gym on 268 Mulberry Street, between Prince and Houston streets.

Part of the Festival of Ideas NYC, this event will take place right after our Hug A Worm Lab. Visit our booth and stick around for the Pecha Kucha event!



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