Inflatable Pavilion Hosts Democracy Lab in Brooklyn

Courtesy Kevin McElvaney/Übermut Project

On display at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, from June 11–17, an inflatable pavilion will host a weeklong collection of community events and workshops aimed at promoting civic engagement. Entitled Democracy Lab, the program was organized by the Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and visitBerlin.

Courtesy raumlaborberlin

The mobile dome—dubbed Spacebuster—was designed by the Berlin-based architecture firm raumlaborberlin to hold more than 100 people. Hatched from the back of a van, Spacebuster’s translucent form functions as a blurred borderline between the host of events that it houses, which comprise 50 free programs such as daily readings, chair-making workshops, artist-led walks, concerts, debates, and presentations on green architecture.

Courtesy Kevin McElvaney

Programming takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily from Monday, June 11 to Sunday, June 17. View the full schedule of events here.


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