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Amazing Fungi

  • Chinatown Soup 16 Orchard Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

In this workshop, participants will get to know the fungi life cycle, their roles in supporting the wood wide web, their ability in remediating polluted soil and water, and their potential to replace all plastics and chemical filled pesticides. At the end, participants will learn to cultivate mushrooms with everyday materials to gain a better understanding of the potential of this organism.

This workshop is part of Civic Art Lab 2018 is the fourth iteration of our design and sustainability lab, held in the gallery and workshop space Chinatown Soup between October 5th and 7th, 2018. This year's lab brings together artists, designers, and educators from Columbia University, Queens College, Pratt, OCAD University (Toronto), Perez Architecture, Studio Basis, and other independent design and fine art studio. Workshops, events, and exhibitions lead investigations into diverse themes such as: climate change and climate resilience, creative re-use, urban agriculture, sustainable architecture, environmental justice, and more.

Civic Art Lab is open to everybody. Tickets are free. Small donations help to fund the lab.

Civic Art Lab is hosted by GreenspaceNYC (, a non-profit collaborative that develops and curates free educational programming, hands-on workshops, and public design projects that encourage dialogue, enliven public spaces, and promote the future of more equitable and sustainable cities.

Co-Directors & Founders / GREENSPACENYC + Civic Art Lab: Laura Scherling, Jeff Kasper 
Organizers: Dan Horn, Marcus Wilford, Leonel Ponce 
Sponsors/ Affiliations: Material for the Arts (NYC Office of Cultural Affairs), ORLI+, Chinatown Soup

Later Event: October 12
Intelligent Mushrooms