The iLAB Residency Program facilitates opportunities for movement-based artists, biologists, architects, geographers, acoustic ecologists, urban planners, visual artists, and other natural and social scientists to conceive, design, and explore a working collaboration that engages the built environment of New York City and the habitats, phenomena, and systems it shares.
The goals of iLAB are
- to invigorate and re-imagine relationships between the public and the urban environment through kinetic experience,
- to engage artists and practitioners across the disciplines of dance, art, and the ecology of physical interrelationships such that we create and investigate innovative approaches to science, infrastructure, urbanisms, and architecture within a performative context, and
- to support the development of process in engagement over product such that process is itself a product for artistic and public action.
iLAB collaborator teams are provided with support including a stipend, resources to document the residency, mechanisms for disseminating their research in the science and art communities, and mentoring throughout the process. In recent years we've turned to supporting the archive and development of iLANDing, through workshops and the creation of A Field Guide to iLANDing.