Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned

423_5358_151253_xlPeder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Munich: Prestel, 2014).

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This book examines the possibilities for scaling design solutions to address global warming.

Global warming poses new challenges to the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design communities. The immediate response has been a turn toward a host of energy-saving technologies. What has rarely been addressed, however, is the problem of scale. How can designers make sure that global solutions do not come at the expense of local cultures and environments? By placing human rational, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, this book proposes a new global design initiative. The aim is to develop a language of design that can create proximity between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis. These featured projects showcase leading-edge design innovations at multiple scales. Global Design directors Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim discuss various ways in which design can reformat the unfortunate separation between humans and the natural world.

 

December 3, 2014 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

My review of The Silwood Circle

silwoodHannay Gay, The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain (London: Imperial College Press, 2013).

Annals of Science, 71, Oct. 3. 2014.

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October 7, 2014 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Seeing the Display: Environmentalism’s Ideological Habitat

“Thoreau’ s Walden” at Seeing the Display: Environmentalism’s Ideological Habitat, The Natural History Museum at the Queens Museum, Sept 28.

See the lecture here.

September 29, 2014 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

My review of Shaping Ecology: The Life of Arthur Tansley

ayresPeter G. Ayres, Shaping Ecology: The Life of Arthur Tansley (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Isis, 105:2 (June 2014), 446-447.

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September 1, 2014 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture

green door“Comments” in Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects by Rotor, (Oslo: Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2014), 27, 169, 178, 203, 210, 214.

Behind the Green Door: A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects portrays the prevailing green wave in architecture and the many controversies that surround it. The book is enriched with comments from over 100 international experts.

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May 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

Cities and Citizenship: Notes from the Conference

photo(1)Carly Krakow, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Jocahim, “Cities and Citizenship: Notes from the Conference,” Weltstadt Zeitung, no. 5, April 30, 2014, p. 3.

Link to the conference here.

May 1, 2014 at 9:25 am 1 comment

Quoted in Washington Square News

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee” by Carly Krakow, posted April 4, 2014.

NYU to take proactive approach to emission reduction,” by Su Sie Park, posted April 25, 2013.

GLOBAL Design NYU presents environmental architecture,” by Tatiana Baez, posted September 24, 2012.

 

April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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