San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an illustrated conversation about power and New York City's energy supply chain. Valeria Mogilevich will speak about a recent "Urban Investigation" titled Power Trip. The investigation produced an educational poster (available in six different languages) and a booklet explaining the project's research with various power and energy stakeholders. The project was a collaboration of CUP, teaching artist Samantha Contis, and NYC public high school students. To get to the source of New York City’s electricity infrastructure, the team interviewed energy experts and peered down manholes. They visited a local utility company headquarters, an upstate transmission monitoring center, and plenty of power plants – from Astoria to Co-op City.
About the speaker: Valeria is the Deputy Director at CUP. She has been with CUP since 2006 creating design projects that break down the city’s complex systems to help people better participate in shaping the city. In partnership with high school teachers and teaching artists, Valeria has produced over a dozen experiential youth education projects. These projects have been featured in such venues as the Netherlands Architecture Institute and MoMA and such publications as City Limits, the New York Times, and Design Observer. She has presented on project-based learning and community-engaged youth education at the New Museum, NYU’s Steinhardt School, The Cooper-Hewitt, Pratt Institute, plenty of NYC public high schools, and educational institutions from Philly to Toronto. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media. Valeria is also an independent film programmer and has worked with the Margaret Mead Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and Cinema Tropical.
About the Center for Urban Pedagogy: The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.
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Urban Future Lab
THE URBAN FUTURE LAB (UFL) is New York City’s hub for smart cities, smart grid and clean energy and hosts several programs focused on educational, policy and market solutions to the issues of sustainability. NYC ACRE is the City's premier cleantech business incubator, housed at UFL. ACRE supports innovative startups that provide solutions for our most pressing climate and energy challenges, all while creating green jobs in NYC. ACRE is dedicated to growing an ecosystem of mission-driven start ups that advance the city as a role model for a low-carbon future. ACRE is supported by NYSERDA, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and generous corporate partners.
In addition to ACRE, the Urban Future Lab also hosts PowerBridgeNY, a clean energy proof-of-concept center, and Clean Start, a cleantech professional training program, also supported by NYSERDA. In partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), UFL hosts exhibitions and events centered on sustainability policy, innovation and education. UFL is part of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle.