100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas from the BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin offers important resources and insights on urban life. Developed by BMW Guggenheim Lab curator Maria Nicanor and curatorial assistant Amara Antilla through contributions from participants at the Berlin Lab, the glossary features graphic design by award-winning designers Sulki & Min.
The BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin, a mobile laboratory open from June 15 to July 29, 2012, attracted more than 27,000 visitors on site and 120,000 visitors online. Following its physical departure from the city, the Berlin Lab continues to advance public dialogue about and understanding of urban life.
"We are grateful to the residents, community groups, and urban thinkers who taught us so much during our 33 days of programs in Berlin," commented Lab curator Maria Nicanor. "With our new glossary and the projects we started in Berlin, we aim not only to document and reflect the urban temperature of a particular time and place-Berlin in the summer of 2012-but also to better understand what cities were, are and can be."
The Berlin Lab-inspired glossary emerged from the experiences and lessons of the Lab's run, detailing the 100 most talked-about trends, terms, and ideas in urban thinking today. The glossary will be further expanded with terms from the New York Lab and the Mumbai Lab. The compilation of these terms creates a new resource for understanding the way people relate to and live in cities and is intended to advance the concept of the city as a catalyst for ideas.