School of the Earth: Presentation

GallatinClimageChangeSocialInviteSchool of the Earth” book launch and presentation at the Gallatin Climate Change Initiative’s Conference, Sept. 15, 2-3:15, at NYU Gallatin. RSVP needed.

More about the School of the Earth project and book here.

In the news: WSN

August 28, 2017 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

A History of Norwegian Climate Politics

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“A History of Norwegian Climate Politics,” Letters Sent from Heaven, Ultima Academy Seminar, Mellomstasjonen, Oslo, 2pm, Sept. 9. 2017.

August 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

Computing Environmental Design

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“Computing Environmental Design”

Design History Society Annual Conference, key-note lecture, Saturday September 9. 2017, University of Oslo.

Infrastructure and Materiality: Biota, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, September 25, 12pm.

June 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Why Slow Architecture Is Quickly Catching On

Slow architecture will incorporate all the available technologies of sustainable design, such as solar cells, geothermal heat exchange systems, and energy efficient materials. Why not be good to the environment and cut down the electric bill at the same time?

Why Slow Architecture Is Quickly Catching On, The Purist, April 30, 2017.

June 9, 2017 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

School of the Earth

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School of the Earth is a vision for what the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University should be like in 2061 at Albert Gallatin’s 300th birthday. The envisioned new school is designed with our planet in mind. It is a school designed to fit the local ecosystem. This book was born from a dedicated class of students lead by professors Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim. Humans have done enough taking, the students argue, and it is time to start giving back. Giving back to our planet and each other. The world is more connected than ever before and it is only going to become increasingly more intertwined and complicated. School of the Earth is about the necessity of connection, not only from human to human but between nature and people as well. The new vision for the Gallatin School is complete with visionary images and a model created to educate students and the public that not only is it possible for humans to exist while giving back, but that we can help make the planet a better, healthier place for the future as well.

The book, the exhibition, the model, a published manifesto in Confluence, and the web site were the final results made by students of the class “Designing for New Climates: Histories of Adaptation” co-taught with Mitchell Joachim. The students also made a film:

 

May 24, 2017 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

Furious! When I hear the word “Sustainable”

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“Why do I draw my gun and get furious when I hear the word “Sustainable”?” The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, Apr 24, 2017, 10:30 AM-1:45 PM

‘FURIOUS!—Gallatin’s second PechaKucha event—aims to create an exciting dialogue among the many disparate and active researchers within the Gallatin community. Our hope is to broaden the intellectual exchange within our school and discover new links to each other’s work. The theme this year is FURIOUS!, a word we chose because it captures the passion, fervor, immediacy, and emotional investment we all bring to our work. PechaKucha is a structured presentation format where every participant shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically to coordinate with the speaker, creating a fast-pace for showcasing all types of work. It’s fast, furious—and fun!

April 24, 2017 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

The Closed World of Biosphere 2

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The Closed World of Biosphere 2: Why an Eccentric Ecological Experiment Still Matters 25 Years Later, Edge effects, Dec. 15, 2016.

Including an exchange with Mark Nelson, May 2017.

December 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm Leave a comment

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