We examine the implications for big data, mass adoption and exponential growth for the ways we construct the physical and mental environment. We create and promote applications for design engineering. We promote new methods of interaction and expression within our environment.
Director: Stacey Sutton
The Community & Capital Action Research Lab (C2ARL) provides an infrastructure for cutting-edge research, critical discourse, and empirically informed practice on fundamental questions related to the incessant tension between the needs of community and the imperatives of capital.
Director: George Wheeler
Working from the pedagogical context of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the Lab challenges prevailing notions about urban improvement, searching for innovative methods to optimize the energy of the vernacular and the informal. It works to expand the role of the politically engaged architect and planner, while also breaking down rigid definitions and valuations of urban typologies.