Times Square

Eletronic Garden

An interactive garden meant to initiate a conversation about climate change, energy use, and green urban spaces.

My roles: Ideation, 3D Modelling, Assembling

Date: Spring 2016

Designed and constructed by New York University students, this earth lodge featured speakers and live sensors hidden among the plants that reacted to the visitors' touch. The idea was to “re-nature” Times Square so that the public could contemplate new aspects of nature within our cities.

 

We invited people to explore soothing living vegetative surfaces and recognize the stark contrast of their hyper-electrified surroundings. The students designed and built an open central sphere for visitors to circulate through so that they could encounter a microcosm of hanging gardens.
 
Around the sphere there was a greenscape of serpentine living benches for rest, gathering, and contemplation. The whole project, start-to-finish, had to be erected and removed in a 24-hour period. It was a place to re-imagine Times Square’s consumer culture into a truly sumptuous environmental future.

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Credits

LEADERS: Mitchell Joachim, Louise Harpman, Peder Anker, Keith Miller. 

COLABORATORS: Namira Abdulgani, Kylin Chen, Ella Dagan, Jordan Frand, Michelle Hessel, Renata Kuba, Gal Nissim, Isabel Paez, Tigran Paravyan, Lutfiadi Rahmanto, Leslie Ruckman, Abhishek Singh, Edson Soares, Katie Temrowski, Jed Watson, Yang Zhao, Theo Mandin-Lee, Jordan Marks, Max Mezzomo, Valerie Mu, Shel Orock, Alex Selz, Henry Wang. 

STAFF: Karim Ahmed, Jenny Kijowski, Nicholas P Likos, Lillian J Warner, Matthew Tarpley, Shandor Hassan.

Selected Works

Lua 2.0Fostering Entrepreneurship Through a Humanized Shopping Experience and Increased Efficiency of Social Commerce

Lua 4.0Helping Independent Sellers to Start and Boost Their Online Business

WePulseImproving Health and Wellbeing Through Multidisciplinary Professional Collaboration

CrosswordsFlooding a Room with Words to Celebrate Portuguese Language 

MixgogoHelping Music Lovers to Discover New Sounds and Attend Events, based on Location and Date.

Breaking InShort movie | Graduate School Project

Don't Call This UsMusic video | Client: Aaron Pfeiffer

Solar Power ManPerformance | Graduate School Project

Communion360º video | Graduate School Project

DiscontrolInstallation | Graduate School Project

VogameInstallation | Graduate school project

MixerThis production house website is a content agregator and network of creatives

EtcWeb app | Client: Mixer Produtora

WeeshhWeb app | Self-funded venture

Flickr NightsContent & Community

Sneakers - Stepping into the urban cultureDocumentary | Self-funded Project

Blue Man BrasileiroContent & Community

#VaiGrandeRioContent & Community

Edson Soares

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