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Shaping the Lowline with the Young Designers Program
Mar 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
What: An 8-Day Free Interactive Exhibition to Present 3-D Student Work, Interactive Design Workshops, and Free Family Programming to Engage Local Community on the Next Phase of the First Underground Park
Where: Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street, New York, NY
When: Workshop & Exhibition Opening on Sunday, March 22 from 12-6pm
Exhibition is open daily from 12-6pm through March 29
What: The Lowline—the community-centered organization planning the world’s first underground park in New York City’s Lower East Side—will host a free public design workshop and exhibition at the Mark Miller Gallery. Opening March 22, the exhibition is on display until March 29.
The Lowline Young Designers Program (YDP) is a an immersive, after-school initiative designed to meet a rising local need for inspiring hands-on youth education in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). At the same time, the Lowline YDP engages hundreds of local kids and their parents in helping design their vision for a future park in their neighborhood
Led by an experienced teaching artist, the Young Designers explore the technical and creative dimensions of the Lowline and learn to think creatively about multi-stakeholder public design. The students then collaborate to translate their findings and design concepts into physical 3-D models that will be exhibited at the workshop, alongside photos and written narratives.
The opening day of the workshop and exhibition, Sunday, March 22, 2015, will be free and open to the public from 12-6pm.
More Information: http://www.thelowline.org/get-involved/young-designers/
About the Lowline:
The Lowline is an effort to build the world’s first underground park in New York City’s Lower East Side. The project aims to draw natural sunlight into a disused historic trolley station, enabling plants and trees to grow. With support from every single elected official representing the neighborhood, alongside official endorsements from local community organizations and businesses, the Lowline is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization.
The Lowline is proud and grateful for support from OpenBox, Nickelodeon and Time Warner Cable