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

My review of The Gaia Hypothesis

GaiaMichael Ruse, The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet (Chicago: Chicago University Press 2013).

Centaurus, April 2014.

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April 14, 2014 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

A Global History of Ecology in Norway

“A Global History of Ecology in Norway,” Department of History of Science Seminar, Harvard University, April 29 2014.

Tuesday April 29 at noon, Science Center 469. 

 

April 9, 2014 at 9:26 am Leave a comment

Cities and Citizenship Symposium

NewYorkCityCitizen

Architects, sociologists and environmentalists explore the intersection between design and the social sciences at large by explicating the concept of “city” and “citizen” in parallel. Cities and Citizenship is a three-day symposium, consisting of a conference series and workshops, that explores how the design of cities can promote a more engaged citizenry. The event will engage leading designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, urbanists, historians, and scientists.

Cities and Citizenship is co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut New York, Parsons The New School for Design, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Global Design NYU. The symposium is organized by Alissa Burmeister from the Goethe-Institut New York, Ioanna Theocharopoulou from Parsons The New School for Design, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim, from Global Design NYU at Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, and is part of the Goethe-Institut’s international Weltstadt: Who Creates the City? initiative.

MARCH 13-15, 2014. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM. All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please register with wyomingbuilding@newyork.goethe.org by March 12th.

Participants include: Peder Anker, [History of Science, Gallatin School, NYU], Gianpaolo Baiocchi [Sociology, Director of Civic Engagement, Gallatin School, NYU], Matthias Böttger [Architect + Curator, Raumtaktik, Berlin], Susannah Drake [Landscape Architect, dlandstudio], Stephen Duncombe [Sociology, Gallatin School, NYU], Louise Harpman [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Matthias Hollwich [Architect + Co-founder, HWKN], Natalie Jeremijenko [Fine Art + Environmental Studies, NYU], Colin Jerolmack [Environmental Studies + Sociology, NYU], Mitchell Joachim [Architecture, Gallatin School, NYU], Eric Klinenberg [Sociology, NYU], Victoria Marshall [Landscape + Urban Designer, Parsons], Brian McGrath [Architecture, Dean, School of Constructed Environments Parsons], Miodrag Mitrasinovic [Architecture + Urbanism, New School], Mariana Mogilevich [Architecture + Metropolitan Studies, NYU], Vyjayanthi Rao [Anthropology, New School], Eric Sanderson [Senior Conservation Ecologist at WCS], Saskia Sassen [Sociology, Columbia University], Susanne Schindler [Architecture, New School, Candide Journal], Ioanna Theocharopoulou [Architectural History, Parsons], Tyler Volk [Biology + Environmental Studies, NYU], Lynnette Widder [Earth Institute, Columbia University].

VISIT www.gdnyu.com

February 25, 2014 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A Short History of Ecological Design

From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A Short History of EFront triennalecological Design,” in Behind the Green Door: Architecture and the Desire for Sustainability, Helle Benedicte Berg (ed.), (Oslo: Oslo Architecture Triennale, 2013), 129-139.

Order the catalogue here.

October 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

The Call for a New Ecotheology in Norway

The Call for a New Ecotheology in Norway,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 7:2 (2013), 187-207.

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The call for a new ecotheology in Norway began in the early 1970s with environmentally concerned deep ecologists and continued within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway and the university system. Church officials and intellectuals saw ecotheology as an effective way of engaging the young in caring for the Creation. Alongside the eco-philosophical projects of redefining the natural, the deep ecologists also sought to renew religious faith. Norwegian theologians found their questioning of economic growth, technocracy, and industrialism appealing, and they sympathized with their call to save wilderness and their endorsement of outdoor life, rural communities, and modest lifestyles. Deep ecology represented for theologians an opportunity to revive the Church, mobilize a new and younger audience, and address the question of how to behave towards God’s Creation.

September 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm 1 comment

The Parable of the Cats

Many years ago I published a translation of the Norwegian philosopher Peter Wessel Zapffe’s famous “The Parable of the Cats” (from his book On the Tragic, 1941), with a short introduction by David Rotheberg and myself. I still find Zapffe’s parable thought provoking.

Peter Wessel Zapffe, “The Parable of the Cats,” Terra Nova 2:1 (1997), 151-153.

May 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

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