Amplify: Creative & Sustainable Lifestyles In The Lower East Side

Creative communities like those on the Lower East Side can change how cities operate, modeling grassroots action that spurs sustainable, community-based exchange. AMPLIFY: Creative and Sustainable Lifestyles in the Lower East Side is an exhibition of sustainable community design — including neighborhood gardening initiatives, healthy food systems, and collaborative services for senior citizens — in downtown Manhattan. The exhibition is the culmination of the first year of Amplifying Creative Communities, an ongoing project spearheaded by the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Research Lab (DESIS Lab) at Parsons the New School for Design. AMPLIFY proposes a dialogue within the LES community about creating a sustainable future while catalyzing the dissemination of these local initiatives across the city and the world.