The Future Is Urban—But What Does It Look Like?
Project explores when the boundaries of reality, imagination and a city's potential are broken
The Laboratorio para la Ciudad and the MIT Media Lab joined forces for a week in Mexico City to come up with answers to pressing questions about the future of urban living, and explore new ways of approaching subjects relevant to such a big and heavily populated place.
College students were asked to join in on the search for ideas that could solve some of Mexico City’s issues, guided by a team of specialists from both institutions as well as the design and consulting firm IDEO. The objectives were to share, propose and create prototype experiences and urban solutions. The project was structured around three main themes: Ludic City (learning), Open City (civic technology), and Shared City (mobility).