11.18 RETI CENTER BLUE CITIES CONGRESS
thread is working with the RETI Center and a consortium of partners, to help envision a future of adaptation for living along our coast-lines. We participated in a two-day exhibit and congress to explore these issues in more depth, and bring the local Red Hook community into the conversation. This project is about possibilities, and about creating a plan. Water will become an increasingly determinate factor in the future: too much of it, too little of it; where it is, where it isn’t. This self-sustaining, floating industrial development will be off grid, built in the community, by the community, and our international team of collaborators. The project, which will be hosted on the water of the GBX Grain Terminal and be inaugurated with a Lab that will serve as the home of RETI Center, is intended as a model for other vulnerable communities, across the country and beyond. Blue City encourages us to move toward the rising oceans, but with a different approach, a different understanding, and hopefully a different outcome.
The project is in collaboration with Oasis Design Lab, One Architecture, Space & Matter, GBX