Terraformed Rooftops

From the New Urbanism video series: "Terreform, a nonprofit architecture collective transforms the rooftop of a building in downtown Brooklyn into a shelter and farm for urban refugees--people displaced by the mortgage crisis. Their two-week project, called Terrefarm, used only materials found in the building, and involved students and teachers from around the world."

Experiments like Terrafarm might not be solutions to the mortgage crisis, but they they do ask us to raise our gaze and imagine creative alternatives to the way we live now.