Our 2019 Summer Institute is off and running, bursting at the seams with 22 participants! Week one was busy with biomimicry, book-binding, Octavia Butler, and lots of community building.

Team building outside

Our first guest teacher, artist Miatta Kawinzi, led us in a day of speculative design.

Speculative designs

In week two, we extracted DNA with scientist and writer Ekaterina Sedia.

Science experiments

We embodied urban planning with guest teacher Daphne Lundi, planning for climate risks in NYC hundreds and thousands of years in the future. 

Building a city

Then we created emergent maps of future imaginary cities.

Emergent cities

The rest of week two was filled with Curanderismo and healing, book club, branching narratives, and collaborative story-building.

Collaborative story-telling

There’s still so much more to come this summer–look out for our next update in two weeks!