PAR CORPS LAB

Through a video collage this lab will examine ways in which design can promote activity and social interaction into the fabric of the urban landscape. How might public space encourage incidental exercise? Could civic elements such as bike racks become multi-purpose?
This exhibit will be supplemented with an overview of the ExpoTENtial initiative, along with an idea box for the 10th lab yet TBD. The curators and an international advisory jury will then select the winning proposal.

Date: Opening night event, May 16, 6-8pm. On view May 7-31.
Location:
Center for Architecture’s Helfand Gallery @ LaGuardia Place

 

CURATOR
Brooklyn-based journalist Shonquis Moreno has served as an editor for Frame, Surface, and Dwell magazines. She also writes on a freelance basis for publications such as T The New York Times Style Magazine, Metropolis, Wallpaper, and American Craft, among others. The lead author of Marcel Wanders: Behind The Ceiling and Forefront, a book surveying international window display design, she has also contributed to a number of books published by Gestalten, Onomatopee, and Frame Publishers/Birkhauser about architecture, restaurant interiors, furniture, packaging and trade fair stand design.

TEAM
Tucker Viemeister / Rockwell Lab
http://www.urbanmovementdesign.com
Tucker Viemeister is the Lab Chief, heading research and development at Rockwell Group. The Lab encompasses digital interaction design, the material and image library, modeling and prototyping resources. Tucker also founded the collaborative Studio Red with David Rockwell that was dedicated to innovation for Coca-Cola. He was a founder of Smart Design, where he helped design the widely acclaimed OXO GoodGrips kitchen tools. He also was president of Springtime-USA, a partnership with the Dutch industrial design company, and helped to found Razorfishs physical design capability and Frog designs New York office.

Robynne Kassen and Sarah Gluck, co-founders of Urban Movement, are trained in, and passionate about movement/health and architecture/design. Their collaboration works under the premise that true health occurs when it is integrated into our daily lives and patterns, and that innovative and meaningful design happens when driven by human needs, what they call ‘Human Sustainability’.
Robyne Kassen is the Design Director of Pedestrian Studio. She has a Masters of Architecture from Pratt Institute, and has been educated in Canada, Denmark and the U.S. Robyne received a grant in 2006 from the Boston Society of Architects and NYU Motion Capture Studio, for architectural research, investigating design and movement, using the range of motion on an individual with T-6 spinal cord injury as a starting point for design.
Sarah Gluck is the founder of Inform Design (ID), a New York City based company dedicated to helping individuals achieve health and balance through movement. ID combines the intelligence of the west, namely, principles of anatomy and biomechanics, together with architectural concepts of space and structures, mixed with technologies of the east, namely energetic concepts of humanology, movement and healing, to create a truly holistic approach to health.
http://www.urbanmovementdesign.com

 

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

Center for Architecture