Berlin Lab

How Would You Transform Your City? Share Your Ideas

City Forward

Last Friday, the first day of the Lab’s stay in Berlin, crowds of visitors stopped by and actively did something: they made things. With the help of Berlin-based maker groups and MIT students, among others, people made everything from upcycled paper to wooden furniture and laser cut designs.

These enthusiastic creators were, with every action, also making the Lab itself. During the coming weeks, as participants enjoy lectures, pedal along with bike tours, and learn by doing, they will be embodying the Lab’s goals through their own works and actions in dialogue with Berlin’s urban environment.

Now we’re inviting people everywhere to join the process of making your own city. Working with GOOD, the Lab is looking for inspired visualizations of reimagined urban spaces. How would you transform a public space near you? What ingenious, surprising action, structure, or design improvements for the everyday would you introduce to your city? Share your urban interventions by creating an image of your idea and submitting it by July 17. A few ideas will be selected by Lab curator Maria Nicanor, and will be featured on the GOOD and BMW Guggenheim Lab websites, social media, and in e-news.

We look forward to seeing how readers of GOOD and the Lab | Log will reinvent urban spaces around the world. Show us how you would transform your city.