Fast Forward >> Urban Air Mobility
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Fast Forward >> Urban Air Mobility

Sky Tower, Image courtesy of Pickard Chilton, ARUP, Uber

Sky Tower, Image courtesy of Pickard Chilton, ARUP, Uber

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Urban Air Mobility is poised to lift urban transportation into the third dimension in the very near future. Learn more about Uber's Elevate initiative, how aerial ridesharing will complement existing infrastructure, and how the Skyport architecture of the future may look and function.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Presenter

Andrew Swartzell LEED AP, Associate at Pickard Chilton

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Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Evolving Practice
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Evolving Practice

Gallery Opening, Image courtesy of Evan Bradley

Gallery Opening, Image courtesy of Evan Bradley

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New technologies are not only transforming the built environment but also practice models. Come and hear about how leading practitioners from three different design practices are addressing and responding to various forces shaping the global economy.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Speakers

Elizabeth Christoforetti, Principal at Supernormal

Jacob Reidell, Assistant Professor in Practice at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Senior Director at WeWork

Kishore Varanasi, Principal and Director of Urban Design at CBT

Moderator

Paul Nakazawa, Associate Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Data And/In Our Cities
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Data And/In Our Cities

Current Forces, Image courtesy of Certain Measures and CBT

Current Forces, Image courtesy of Certain Measures and CBT

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Data has been around for centuries. But the process of collecting, accessing, and processing data has gone through a facelift in the last several years and the result presents an array of unexplored opportunities and challenges. What does data mean now and how does it impact the way we understand and shape our cities?


Join us for a short presentation by leaders in the fields of data, design, and real estate followed by a panel discussion.

2 LU AIA credits are available.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Speakers

Daniel Fink, Researcher at the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab

Sarah Williams, Director of the Civic Data Design Lab, Associate Professor at MIT
Andrew Witt, Co-founder of Certain Measures, Associate Professor at Harvard University

Moderator

Sae Kim AIA, Associate Principal at CBT

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Autonomous Future
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Autonomous Future

Future of Streets, Image Courtesy of City Form Lab

Future of Streets, Image Courtesy of City Form Lab

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We are moving toward a future powered by autonomous vehicles, unleashing both new opportunities and challenges about public spaces, safety, jobs, and infrastructure. What does this mean and what do we need to consider as we integrate autonomous vehicles into our cities? Are autonomous vehicles really the answer?

Join us for a short presentation by leaders in the field of mobility followed by a panel discussion

This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Speakers

Jack Robbins, Partner and Director of Urban Design at FXCollaborative, Adjunct Professor at New York University

Andres Sevtsuk, Principal Investigator at City Form Lab, Assistant Professor at Harvard University

Vineet Gupta, Director of Planning Boston Transportation Department

Moderator

Kishore Varanasi, Principal and Director of Urban Design at CBT

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Balancing Act
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Balancing Act

Urban Technology Timeline, Image Courtesy of CBT

Urban Technology Timeline, Image Courtesy of CBT

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Image courtesy of CBT

With the surge of new technological innovations, we are witnessing a drastic shift in how we interact with each other and with the built environment. At the brink of a new era, it’s easy to focus on the opportunities: how to make something faster, more efficient, more personalized, more automated, more data-driven, etc. However, because we are at a critical point where the decisions we make now will fundamentally change what our future cities look like, it is essential for us to pause and ask ourselves what problems we are trying to solve—and to what end.

Join us for a conversation with three leaders in the field of data science, mobility, and civic technology.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Speakers

Eric Gordon, Executive Director at the Engagement Lab, Professor at Emerson College
Ben Green, Author of The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future, PhD Candidate at Harvard University

Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research at Uber, Loeb Fellow at Harvard University

Speakers

Sae Kim AIA, Associate Principal at CBT

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Three Cities, Three Imaginations
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Three Cities, Three Imaginations

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Image courtesy of CBT

If our urban environments can be viewed as the evolving product of our social values merged with technology over time, could we then imagine blending today’s values and technologies as a way to envision the future? Join us for an evening of fast-paced presentations where three firms will present their Urbanistic Imaginations for the city of Boston, Seoul, and Tokyo. These projects—currently on display at BSA Space as part of the exhibition Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies—are geared toward sparking new ideas and discourse about the types of futures our cities might be facing.

Projects and Presenters

Augmented Reality City, Simplex Architecture
Greg Chung Whan Park RA, Principal

Autonomous Block, CBT
Sae Kim AIA, Associate Principal

Fuel Cell Futurisms, op.AL & Bureau 0-1
Jennifer Birkeland RLA FAAR, Principal
Jonathan Scelsa AIA FAAR, Principal

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Curator Tour: Balancing Act
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Curator Tour: Balancing Act

Get an in-depth look at the current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies, through this 45 minute exhibition tour with the curator Sae Kim AIA. After the tour, please ask questions, continue to explore the exhibition, and enjoy the opening reception!

As technology innovation and urban population continue to increase, the symbiotic relationship between cities and technology has become imperative to not only achieve efficiency in economy and convenience, but also to provide higher quality of life. Whether by autonomous automobiles, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), smart buildings, or Hyperloop tunnels, the urban experience is undergoing remarkable transformations and there is a growing urgency to find balance between technology and urban life.

Designed and curated by Boston-based design firm CBT, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies poses a series of questions exploring ways to focus technology on the human experience so that our cities may become more livable, equitable, and sustainable. Components include a timeline that contextualizes technology advancements, a video expressing different perspectives, an interactive projection of current technological forces, and graphic exploration of ongoing initiatives that are driving the integration of emerging technologies in our cities.

Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies examines the current conditions of our urban environments and the possibility of a more human-centered future for emerging technologies in the design and development of cities around the world.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

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Family Design Day: Balancing Act
Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Family Design Day: Balancing Act

How does technology influence our urban experience? If technology is a means to fulfill a human purpose, what happens when the rate of technological change moves faster than our ability to adapt our cities for the human experience? Whether by autonomous automobiles, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), smart buildings, or hyperloop tunnels, the urban landscape will undergo remarkable change. This month families will tour the exhibition Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies to see how new technologies are changing the city and get a window into what the future might hold, then design and build our own designs to address the future city.

This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13 years old. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children will be required. Please register both children and adults.

Family Design Day programs encourage children and adults to observe, explore, and design together. In these two-hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibition tours, walking tours, or slide shows and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and design educators lead the activities focused on the built environment of Boston and the world.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase. The program begins promptly at start time.

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

Lead supporters of youth design education through Provoking Change Legacy Circle membership:

Boston Properties

HMFH Architects

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