04 Aug '11, 4pm

Pop-up urban experiment: The BMW Guggenheim Lab

Pop-up urban experiment: The BMW Guggenheim Lab

Brainstorming at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Photo: Sarah Goodyear Yesterday, I headed over to Houston Street in Lower Manhattan to check out the opening of the BMW Guggenheim Lab , a temporary mobile structure on a vacant lot that is billed as "part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space." The lab will be in New York until October before traveling to Berlin and Mumbai. The pop-up space, designed by Atelier Bow-Wow, was airy and inviting, with the feeling of an open-air theater. It will be the site of workshops, screenings, experiments, performances, and more over the next several weeks, bringing together architects, designers, academics -- and regular people. And as soon as it opened, it was drawing a decent crowd, even in a light rain (the space, while open at the ends, is protected from the elements). When I showed up, I walked into the middle of...

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grist.org 04 Aug '11, 8pm

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paultan.org 03 Aug '11, 5am

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straitstimes.com 04 Aug '11, 5am

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switchboard.nrdc.org 05 Aug '11, 7pm

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skepticalscience.com 30 Jul '11, 10am

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grist.org 02 Aug '11, 4pm

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sgcarmart.com 06 Aug '11, 2am

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greencarcongress.com 05 Aug '11, 9am

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