Proteus Gowanus » dickson despommier An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Living Utopia: Attainable Sustainable Cities Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:01:38 +0000 Thursday, June 30 at 7pm

Please join Dickson Despommier of The Vertical Farm and Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE to discuss the radical assertion that the city of the future should provide all necessities for living within its physical borders.

Terreform One, located on Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, is a non-profit design group of scientists, artists, architects and others that promotes green design in cities. Dickson Despommier, author of The Vertical Farm, advocates the development of urban skyscraper farms that can feed an entire city.

Together, our presenters argue for an urban future in which all the vital needs of a city’s residents are provided for within the boundaries of that city. Food, water, air, energy, waste, mobility, and shelter are radically restructured to support life. The strategy includes replacing dilapidated structures with vertical farms and transforming streets into snaking arteries of livable spaces using renewable energy sources, soft cushion vehicles, and productive green rooms.

As Terreform One explains, these operations are not just about a comprehensive model of tomorrow’s city, but an initial platform for discourse. “We think the future will necessitate marvelous dwellings coupled with a massive cyclical resource net. The future will happen, how we get there is dependent upon our planned preparation and egalitarian feedback.”


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Benefit 2011: Paradise Bizarre Sat, 11 Jun 2011 02:17:55 +0000 Saturday, June 11 at 7-10pm

Please join us for our 2011 Benefit Party and Performance. This year we present Paradise Bizarre, a Fairground of Acts, Exhortations and Seductions, a carnival-bazaar designed to save your soul or make you forget you ever wanted to. Free booze and food thanks to our friends at Aliseo on Vanderbilt Ave, Cotta Bene on 3rd Ave, Joya Thai on Court St, Marquet Patisserie on Court St, Stinky Brooklyn on Smith St. and Brooklyn Fare on Schermerhorn.Tickets are available online now through Paypal. You can also pay by sending a check to us at 543 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Or you can pay at the door.

Ticket Prices:
$60 for one
$100 for two
$120 for a family of four
$200 for four
$500 for four includes the opportunity to return for a private curator-led history tour of the Gowanus Canal for up to 16

True believers, heathens, skeptics, pagans, atheists and heretics all welcome!

Paradise Bizarre is the culmination of our yearlong exploration of Paradise through art, artifacts, books, performances and events, bringing together old and new Protean collaborators. For details of the many performances, special guests, and collaborating angels, click here.

Proteus Gowanus is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3. Your donation is tax deductible.

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