Innovation & Engineering Weekend

Building the City of the Future

What will it be like to live in Miami 10, 25, or even 100 years in the future? How can we as a community and a city overcome the challenges and maximize the resilience and opportunities of a continually changing urban environment? Explore these questions and more by joining us for Innovation & Engineering Weekend where we will uncover visions for “Building the City of the Future,” through the lenses of architecture and design, energy, the environment, and transportation.

Throughout the four-day event, you will have the unique opportunity to share your thoughts and visions on how we collectively improve Miami’s urban landscape and use of public spaces with leaders from Gehl Studio, a global urban design firm. Gehl Studio will be collecting input on how the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science building (opening in downtown Miami in 2016) can best support innovation and technological advances in the South Florida community.

Come out to the Museum with your family for Innovation & Engineering Weekend, two days of clean tech, green solutions and lots of hands-on activities themed towards building the city of the future. Help artists and designers build furniture out of recycled materials and participate in other Maker’s activities. Explore the world of tomorrow with new research on immersive 3D environments. See the future of fashion with a special fashion show in the Planetarium, which includes wearable technologies and recycled materials. Meet engineers from around the community and compete in building challenges. Program your own robot, learn about urban gardening and hydroponics, plant your own seedling to take home to your community, participate in tech workshops, explore transportation options of the future from better bicycles (and bike paths) to electric cars, and much more.

Thursday, February 19, 6:30PM: Science Up Close

Friday, February 20, 7PM: PechaKucha Night: The City of the Future


Art Exhibits On View Thursday, February 19 – Sunday, February 22

Internationally recognized artist Matthew Schreiber will unveil a planetarium light installation that engages visitors with artificial fog in a blacked-out enclosed room. The resulting work is an immersive environment enveloping the viewer in a wash of immaterial geometric forms. Constrained only by the building’s architecture, the laser form challenges visitors understanding of space and perception. Visitors will find themselves navigating a sculptural structure as well as the contradictory material properties of light, which are here rendered in every manifestation: visible and invisible, material and immaterial, enduring and ephemeral.

Miami Cityscapes is an exhibit of 10 Miami-based artists, each of whom has been asked to reinterpret the four themes of our Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Architecture and Design, Energy, Environment, and Transportation. Each artist will create a panel that presents their own interpretations, which will then be placed into a panorama that together will present a vision of Miami’s future. The artist will be working independently without any coordinated effort to create continuity so it will be interesting to view the outcome of this experiment in looking forward.

The 10 artists are:

Jenny Brillhart
Pablo Cano
Edouard Duval Carrie
Felice Grodin
Maritza Molina
Emmett Moore
Leyden Casanova Rodriguez
Cesar Santos
Monica of TM Sisters
Agustina Woodgate

Exhibit times may vary.For More Information, Visit:

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

3280 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL, 33133

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