Envision: Nature and Design

Envision

ENVISION: Nature and Design, sponsored by Global Design NYU, creates an exciting dialogue with many disparate and active researchers within the Gallatin community, as we look to broaden the horizons on the meanings of Nature and Design.

The event is a structured presentation format where presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically to coordinate with the speaker, creating a fast-paced and lively environment for showcasing current work. Powered by PechaKucha.

With Jack Richards, Jack Tchen, Katherine O’Kelly, Carly A Krakow, Matt Stanley, Marie Cruz Soto, Lauren M Walsh, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Fran White, Leila Buck, Judith Sloan, Piper Anderson, Frederic Clark, Carter Bird, and Karen Holmberg. Organized by Peder Anker, Mitchell Joachim and Louise Harpman.

 

February 9, 2016 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

There is no Planet B

A Call for Architects to Be Agents of Social Change
Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim
Climate change effects pose drastic challenges to the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design communities. The immediate response has been a turn toward a host of energy-saving technologies or behavior modifications. What has rarely been addressed, however, is the problem of scale. How can the designer ensure that global solutions do not come at the expense of local traditions, cultures, and environments? By placing human coherent, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, we propose a new Global Design initiative.
Read the blog here:
Part 1 @EnviroSociety
Part 2 @EnviroSociety

December 21, 2015 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

NYU Supports Climate Deal Now!

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With NYU Gallatin faculty members and students I wrote massive letters with ice in Washington Square Park in support of the Paris Climate Conference for a Climate Deal Now!

 

Watch the video here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBOvMHc8-Mo
Producers: Peder Anker, Stephen Duncombe, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, and Keith Miller. Director: Keith Miller. Camera & Editor: Maria Juranic. Still photos: Em Watson. Students:  Emily Bellor, Carter Bird, Taylor Brock, Sophie Epstein, Dylan Fauss, Jonathan Friedman, Carly Krakow, Sara Ludwick, Jake Madoff, Rachel Stern, Maxwell Thoeny, Em Watson

December 8, 2015 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

An Environmental History of Ancient Trees

An Environmental History of Ancient Trees, Wood at Work, Bronx Zoo, October 30 2015.

November 3, 2015 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

A History of Environmental Designs

A History of Environmental Designs

Dumbarton Oaks, Garden and Landscape Studies, Sept 29., 2015.

September 23, 2015 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

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.

Review

Shaunacy Ferro, “7 Ways Architecture Can Tackle Global Warming” at FastCompany, Feb. 2015.

 

December 3, 2014 at 10:08 am 2 comments

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 3 comments

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