Autonomy Lab is located at The Cooper Union in New York City.

Interdisciplinarity is at the core of Autonomy Lab. The lab combines efforts from the university’s three schools: Architecture, Art, and Engineering. The collective focus of the lab is on solving problems involving the autonomy of cities and communities by searching for design breakthroughs in related fields that concern an autonomous and sustainable structure.

Autonomy in this case involves autonomous systems of varying scales: the site of the smart city, the site of the body, and methods of sustainable agriculture. The lab is not limited to these three examples, efforts include exploring other autonomous and connected systems through various digital, physical, and natural methods of communication and study.