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Guggenheim City Laboratory Arrives in NYC

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a traveling exhibition that will visit nine cities in the next six years, providing a public space to explore the challenges of today's cities.

From The Architect's Newspaper:

"Located at First Park, on Houston at 2nd Ave., the New York segment of Confronting Comfort will run from August 3 to October 16. Housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber pavilion designed by Atelier Bow-Wow, the Lab seeks to explore how urban environments can be made more responsive to people's needs through a diverse array of programs that run the gamut from workshops to discussions, screenings, and off-site tours. These real-world happenings will be backed up and supported by the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and blog, which will offer global audiences a means to get involved."

Public programming will also include talks from both academics and professionals whose work concerns a myriad of urban issues.

Below is a time-lapsed video of the (temporary) construction of the Lab:

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