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A Multi-day, multi-site, multi-disciplinary Futurefarmers Workshop on Ethnobotanical Architecture with artists Amy Franceschini and Myriel Milisevic as well as architect Janette Kim. Spaces are filling up fast!

Futurefarmers Workshop: Ethnobotanical Architecture with Studio-X NYC, Nicola Twilley and Janette Kim

Start: October 10, 2012 9:00 pm
End: October 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Free, with limited spaces; RSVP required to

* Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn, NY
* Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th Street, NY, NY
* Studio-X NYC, 180 Varick St. Suite 1610, New York, NY

Wednesday, October 10:
Visit Brooklyn Botanical Garden Herbarium; 9 am – 4 pm

Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13
Building workshop at Studio-X NYC; Time TBC

Imagine small, intricate structures hanging outside your window that efficiently harvest enough night moisture to water your herb garden, or an array of tiny limbs attached to a tall building that capture moisture from the night sky and distribute it to a potable water reservoir. Through close examination of how plants photosynthesize, capture moisture, and pollinate, a new wave of architectural structures will emerge. This workshop will look closely at plants collected from within New York City and will use the physiologic systems of the plants to inform the form, material, and behavior of architecture.

Through this workshop, participants will learn:
—to identify native, non-native plants;
—understand the mechanics of individual plants and how they relate to other plants, fauna, weather, and human impact;
—scientific field research methods;
—basic observational drawing skills;
—plant naming systems/taxonomy; and
—medicinal uses of collected plants throughout history

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