December 9 2015

— From Brooklyn to Berlin: David Belt Dishes on His International Ventures

David talks with Danielle Balbi of the Commercial Observer about the history and evolution of Macro Sea, from the dumpster pool project to New Lab and beyond.

2015

— Interview with David Belt + Nicko Elliott at G.27 Global Campus

Archipreneur met with Macro Sea Founder David Belt and Design Director Nicko Elliott at the site of the G.27 Global Campus in Berlin for a tour and to get their thoughts on Macro Sea’s history, development approach, current projects, and advice to others interested in developing their own projects.

Last year, the Museum of Modern Art launched an ongoing online curatorial experiment titled Design and Violence, pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging and controversial design work. MoMA invited Macro Sea to include GLASSPHEMY!, our visceral recycling center, in the exhibition, and we are honored to be part of such a groundbreaking and thought-provoking virtual installation.

December 4 2013

— GLASSPHEMY! Featured in MoMA’s Design and Violence Exhibition

Last year, the Museum of Modern Art launched an ongoing online curatorial experiment titled Design and Violence, pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging and controversial design work. MoMA invited Macro Sea to include GLASSPHEMY!, our visceral recycling center, in the exhibition, and we are honored to be part of such a groundbreaking and thought-provoking virtual installation.

July 9 2014

— ‘If You Can Think It, We Can Make It’: A Look Inside Brooklyn’s New Lab

A new video posted on Entrepreneur.com gives a us quick look around the New Lab Beta space as well as the opportunity to hear several New Lab Beta tenants talk about the exciting projects they are currently working on and New Lab co-founder Scott Cohen explain his vision for the project.

April 1 2014

— Paparazzi Finds Macro Sea in Spain!

Members of the Macro Sea team and partner organization First Global Campus were spotted and covered by the local press last week in Vitoria, Spain, where they met with government officials and bank leaders to help reposition distressed properties in the Basque region.

March 3 2014

— From Relic to Beacon: Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets New Life as Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub

Entrepreneur.com writer Catherine Clifford examines the 200+ year history of the Navy Yard and talks with New Lab founders David Belt and Scott Cohen about New Lab’s vision for its future.

 

— David Belt: Viable Manufacturing

In his presentation on Viable Manufacturing at PechaKucha NYC’s October 3rd event, “Makers & Shakers: New Manufacturing for the Small Business and the Big Picture,”  David talks about the history of manufacturing in the last 10 years, the future of new digital trends and the role of creative company structures like that of New Lab, which breed  new ways of thinking about design, manufacturing, and innovation in the US.

2014

— New Lab Beta Tenant’s Work Selected for Venice Biennale

More exciting news!

New Lab Beta tenant, Terreform ONE, has been selected to exhibit at the upcoming 2014 International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, directed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhass.

The Global Art Affairs Foundation, under the guidance of the Biennale’s Director, has nominated Terreform ONE’s BioMap City, a forecast of the world population distribution in the next 100 years modeled by combining all the world cities together as one continuous growth system, as part of the official selection for the exhibitions of the Venice Biennale that will run from Saturday 7th June to Sunday 23rd November 2014 where they expect over 100,000 visitors.

 

June 5 2014

— New Lab Beta Tenant The Living Selected as YAP Winner

Macro Sea is proud to announce that current New Lab Beta tenant The Living (David Benjamin) has recently been selected as the winner of MoMA 1014 Young Architects Program. The proposed project, entitled “Hy-Fi”, is an example of innovative bio-design, utilizing new building materials to create a 100% organic, compostable, and near-zero carbon emission structure that will temporarily transform MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard this summer.

December 17 2013

— New Lab featured as Centerpiece of Brooklyn’s Collaborative Movement

Design Brooklyn by Anne Hellman, a visual exploration of the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, design, and collaborative environment of Brooklyn today, featured New Lab as an important cornerstone of the small-scale urban manufacturing movement. It’s a huge thrill to be included in such a timely and gorgeous book!

November 18 2013

— Macro Sea’s New Lab Featured in NYWorks Video

New Lab was recently featured in a fantastic progress report video on Governor Cuomo’s NYWorks initiative. New Lab, with its projected 300 new jobs, was celebrated along with our Navy Yard neighbors, Steiner Studios.

May 8 2013

— Amid Navy Yard’s Ruins, Space for a Comeback in Manufacturing

The New York Times covers the activities of New Lab’s current and growing community in the Navy Yard.

November 2 2011

— Bright idea: New-school urban playgrounds

Outside Magazine writer, James Nestor, celebrates Macro Sea’s vision for Manhattan’s high-rise landscape.

April 3 2013

— America’s New Sustainable Manufacturing Hubs Will Breed Creativity And Jobs

Sarah Krasley of Fast Company writes about New Lab, asking: Will this be the way we revitalize the economy? Across the country, new multidisciplinary spaces for people to learn, experiment, and make are popping up, creating a new surge of jobs with them.

May 11 2010

— A Smashing Idea: Eco-Friendly Aggression

Recycling With a Vengeance: Melena Ryzik reports from “Glassphemy,” an interactive installation in Brooklyn that turns recycling into an experiment in therapy.