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Aerial Mapping as Civic Science

The following is a recap of Aerial Mapping in Washington Square Park during the Parsons Art Environment Action! Workshop with Liz Barry and Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science. Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) is an open-source hardware research and development community focused on DIY participatory research models, tools and techniques. … Continue reading

Open Source QGIS Workshop

Our next Open Source QGIS Workshop will be Thursday 10/4, from 1.30-3p on the 12th Floor of 6 East 16th with Liz Barry. Please ensure QGIS is installed on your computers. Shout if you have any installation questions!

Urban Law Workshop: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded and Beyond Zuccotti Park

Our next Urban Law Workshop will take place on the following two Wednesday’s, 10/3 and 10/10 from 1-5p with Paula Segal from 596 Acres. The workshop will be expositive and theoretical, and will include a site visit on 10/10 (site to be discussed with Paula on 10/3).  Plan to meet 10/3 on the 12th Floor … Continue reading

Studio Presentations for Monday 10/1

Monday 10/1 will have the following structure for your studio presentations (15min in length, followed by 10min collective discussion). Please note the emphasis of your presentations should be on your research findings, rather than your methodologies. 9 – 11a:  Discussion and lecture 11 – 11.15a:  Break 11.15a:  Presentation #1 + 10min discussion 11.40a:  Presentation #2 + … Continue reading

Public Laboratory Update (Saturday)

If you plan to participate in the Public Laboratory tomorrow (9/29), Liz expects to begin around 10a and finish around noon. See you then!

Photographing Work & Upcoming Exhibition

As mentioned on Monday, there will be an exhibition of your studio work at Parson’s Kellen Gallery at the end of October. For now, and just as a reminder, what this means is that each team should photograph their work and prepare their photographs to be presentation ready (i.e. high resolution, editing as you see … Continue reading

Update on Saturday’s Public Laboratory (GIS) Workshop

For those attending the Public Laboratory workshop this Friday and/or Saturday, Liz Barry will provide us with further details regarding the agenda.  In the meantime, Liz has provided us with the following regarding the lab’s aerial mapping and imaging. As mentioned, this weekend is part of  Art Environment Action!: Public Laboratory’s Workshop on DIY Aerial … Continue reading

Studio for Monday 9/24

All teams are making great progress! The structure for tomorrow’s studio will be the same as last Thursday – with the exception that we will keep time! We will set a timer, and plus, we can all keep each other in check. As a reminder: 9a – 11a: Collective discussion and lecture 11.00a- 11.15a: Break … Continue reading

GIS and Urban Law: A Follow-up

For those able to attend yesterday’s OpenStreetMap or “MY BROOKYLN” event, we hope both activities were useful and thought-provoking.  Now, we look forward to sharing the new details with everyone as a follow-up to both events! If you were unable to attend, not to worry!  The notes and resources from OpenStreetMap are forthcoming.  We will also be … Continue reading

Reminder: Program Meeting on Tuesday 9/25 @ 10a

This is a reminder that we will have a student meeting for the Design & Urban Ecologies Program with Miguel and Jesseka Metts on Tuesday 9/25. Time:  10.00a Location:  Studio Room 1200 at 6 East 16th Street Points of discussion will include forthcoming GIS Workshops; next semester’s studios; international exchange opportunities; student council formation, and … Continue reading


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