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School of the Earth: Presentation

GallatinClimageChangeSocialInviteSchool of the Earth” book launch and presentation at the Gallatin Climate Change Initiative’s Conference, Sept. 15, at NYU.

“Designing for New Climates: Histories of Adaptation” at Gallatin Teaching-With-Technology Symposium, Sept. 27, at NYU.

 

Watch the presentation (2:24-20:37)

 

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.

June 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm 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”?” Gallatin School, NYU, Apr 24, 2017.

‘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

DLD: Creative Hubs Around the Globe

Creative Hubs Around the Globe, DLD moderator for panel discussion  with Stefan Franzke, John Battelle, and Maryanne Gilmartin. May 4th 2016.

What is a “creative hub”? And what are the necessary factors to make them happen? Certainly, they don’t come out of nowhere, or do they? If not, what factors are of key importance? One or several of these factors play a role: business opportunities, real estate, cultural life, security, access to capital, know-how and universities, and, perhaps, politics. Why do some cities succeed? And why do some creative hubs fade away? And which role does the digital economy play, if any?

 

May 13, 2016 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Times Square Electronic Garden

Presenting “Times Square Electronic Garden” at the Stories of the Anthropocene Festival, October 26, 4:30pm, at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

The “Times Square Electronic Garden” project initiated a conversation about climate change, energy use and green urban spaces. Designed and fabricated by New York University students, this earth bomb featured speakers and live sensors among the plants that connected to our URL. The idea was to “re-nature” Times Square so that the public can contemplate new natures within our cities. We invited people to explore soothing living vegetative surfaces and recognize the stark contrast of their hyper-electrified surroundings. The students designed and built an open central sphere for visitors to circulate through so that they could encounter a microcosm of hanging gardens. Around the sphere we created a greenscape of serpentine living benches for rest, gathering, and contemplation. The whole project, start-to-finish, was erected and removed in a 24 hour period on May 10th, 2016. It was a place to reimagine Times Square’s consumer culture into a truly sumptuous environmental future.

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Co-Principal Investigators: Mitchell Joachim, Louise Harpman, Peder Anker. Film Media: Keith Miller. NYU ITP: Namira Abdulgani, Kylin Chen, Ella Dagan, Jordan Frand, Michelle Hessel, Renata Kuba, Gal Nissim, Isabel Paez, Tigran Paravyan, Lutfiadi Rahmanto, Leslie Ruckman, Abhishek Singh, Edson Soares, Katie Temrowski, Jed Watson, Yan Zhao, Yang Zhao. NYU Gallatin: Theo Mandin-Lee, Jordan Marks, Max Mezzomo, Valerie Mu, Shel Orock, Alex Selz, Henry Wang. NYU Staff: Karim Ahmed, Jenny Kijowski, Nicholas P Likos, Lillian J Warner, Matthew Tarpley, Shandor Hassan, Shai Pelled.

Sponsored by: GDNYU, NYU Gallatin School, Times Square Alliance, NYCxDESIGN, NYU Tisch.

May 12, 2016 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Closed Worlds: Encounters That Never Happened

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Closed Worlds: Encounters That Never Happened

The image of Earth from outer space was highly anticipated throughout the 1960s, and inspired a great deal of wonder in the general population. This iconic image reached the apex of its symbolism in 1968, through the famous Earthrise series taken by Apollo 8. Portraying mankind entrapped in the finite space of a sphere, the image of Earth as perceived from space may be accountable, in part, for a feeling of anxiety in our collective cultural imagination. It resulted in the development of broad literature that projected plans for our future survival within what Buckminster Fuller famously called our ‘spaceship earth’. Reyner Banham, with an environmental bubble; Hans Hollein, with a pill illustrating that “all is architecture”; Jacques Cousteau, with the Conshelf project that explored the inner space of the ocean; and Walt Disney, with EPCOT as a reconstruction of a miniaturized and idealized world, among others, have contributed substantially and in various ways to the discourse of closed worlds.

Feb 27th 12-6 pm, The Cooper Union. Encounters That Never Happened is presented in conjunction with Closed Worlds, an exhibition on view at Storefront for Art and Architecture.

 

February 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

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