Studio Director for Josh Sarantitis, a Brooklyn based artist and Research Associate with The Media Lab at MIT, Social Computing Research Group. The group creates loosely coupled, decentralized social systems that foster healthier real-world environments. In addition to managing the daily operations of the studio, I had the pleasure of working with the Lab on 3 additional opportunities.
Software Design, Civic Engagement, and Prototyping around Microculture Urban Gardens.
Grant research and writing for a public works project pitched to the city of Washington, DC.
Participation in the Metzger experiment run through the Art Culture and Technology (ACT) program as a visitor providing a guest critique.
Considerations on systems for learning, agriculture, and transportation.
A series of container-based micro-gardens produced from up-cycled materials were used in the installation of a mobile park.
Using urban farming principles, and permaculture - the use of sustainable and self-sufficient agricultural ecosystems.
The micro-garden units were designed through collaborative open sessions, materials exploration, mapping, and creation of the modular structures.
This was part of a larger project for the research group that explored structure, human scale mobility, and the relationship between the built environment and the natural world.