Over the course of two weeks, students will design a city block for a part of the city that will struggle when facing the mounting climate crisis. Each year a different area will be chosen. In the summer of 2020, we will focus on the Brooklyn Navy Yard – emphasizing the intersectionality of water, energy, and food systems.
Week One: Students will engage in projects and inquiry-based learning activities, eventually moving to design basic schematics and blueprints for different types of buildings.
Week Two: Students will be trained to use tools such as laser cutters, 3D scanners, and 3D printers to make their buildings come to life, and will present their buildings and sustainable city block.
Guests, including working engineers, Spence Eco-Fellows and community members, will join the students throughout the two-week camp.