4.27.2016

Awarded Fulbright

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State (the Department), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), has selected Mitchell Joachim for a Fulbright grant for urban planning in Turkey.

4.23.2016

Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint with Terreform ONE

Two-Part Digital Exhibition Invites Viewers to Examine the Relationship Between Human Consumption and Earth’s Finite Resources

Striking gallery adds urgency to addressing natural resource depletion and allows visitors to pledge immediate action

Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint” is a two-part exhibition addressing the urgent need to live sustainably within the Earth’s finite resources. Part II of the exhibition launches on Earth Day 2016 (April 22), and features works from 35 artists by invitation only, including the work of Mitchell Joachim and Terreform ONE. Joachim is an architect and co-founder of Terreform ONE, an interdisciplinary think tank that combines visionary designs with biology and engineering. In the work of Terraform ONE we see a hopeful vision for the cities and suburbs of the future.
The exhibition offers the opportunity for active engagement on issues of sustainability.  Each artwork in the online exhibition is paired with a series of “pledges,” actions that individuals can take in their own lives to reduce their environmental impact. Visitors who adopt one or more pledges will be able to share those pledges, along with an image of the artwork that inspired them, with their social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr.  The exhibition will be promoted with the hashtags, #EndOvershoot and #OneEarth. 

“The ultimate objective of this exhibition is to create dialogue and inspire action. The interactivity and digital nature of this project makes it accessible to all audiences, which is vital because while this issue affects us all, we also all have equal opportunity to act,” says Executive Director Randy Rosenberg.

For more information, please visit http://www.artworksforchange.org/footing-the-bill/.
Feel free to tweet @ArtWorks4Change, share on Facebook, post on Tumblir and Instagram (@artworksforchange), and check out AWFC on YouTube.

4.07.2016

NYU Sustainability Summit Keynote w/ Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

Mitchell Joachim spoke about environmental threats to our planet and what he and his company, Terreform ONE, are doing to mitigate these problems. He presented images and blue prints for sustainable urban green space and, not to forget, futuristic cars made of soy-based pillows.

https://wp.nyu.edu/sustainability-nyusustainablog/2016/04/01/a-look-at-nyus-second-annual-sustainability-summit/#more-229

3.29.2016

Future of Suburbia talk with Mitchell Joachim at MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism

The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism believes it is time to explore how the suburbs may be improved through better design and planning. What new land tenure models are needed to ensure that suburbs will become the frontier of innovation, tapping into flexible land-use to enable experimental economies, programs, and building? What technological innovations and productive systems will be embedded within suburban development to allow for self-sufficiency, or even perhaps to become a net producer of food, water, and energy? How do new forms of suburbs in these contexts evolve over time? The Future of Suburbia conference will outline four design frameworks that project a future that is heterogeneous, experimental, autonomous and productive. Each of these themes will be explored by panelists from a broad array of fields including: design, architecture, urban planning, history and demographics, policy, energy, mobility, health, environment, economics, and applied and future technologies. https://issuu.com/sienascarff/docs/caufosprogramfinalissuu http://cau.mit.edu/conference/future-suburbia

3.27.2016

Cricket Shelter - Modular Edible Insect Farm and Survival Habitat



The continuous impact of climate dynamics, armed conflicts, non-stop urbanization and economic upheavals present a distinct need for a hybrid architectural topology to deliver parallel solutions for food and shelter in each distressed region. This is a dual-purpose shelter and modular insect farm bounded into one structure. It’s intended for the impending food crisis, where people will need access to good sources of alternative protein, as raising livestock is not possible at our current rate of consumption and resource extraction. The United Nations has mandated insect sourced protein is a major component to solving global food distribution problems.  This arguably impacts the diets of all peoples across the globe.

In an advanced economic setting, this farm can introduce a sophisticated and ultra-sanitary method of locally harvesting insects for the production of cricket flour in fine cuisine recipes. It can also serve to be a new topology for a specialty restaurant, eatery, storehouse or similar architectural program. Introducing crickets into the modern American/ European diet is not a simple task, but there is precedent. For example, a few decades ago American’s did not wish to eat raw fish. Yet positive change materialized after sushi was introduced on a culturally refined and hygienic level. The same kind of approach needs to be embedded in the cultivation of crickets to achieve the cleanliness, quality, and purity of the farm-to-table system.  Over two billion people eat insects every day; it’s time to reintroduce them into the diets of the remaining population.

Raising cattle, pigs, and chicken for meat products all require immense amounts of fresh water. Harvesting insects for food typical takes three hundred times less water for the same amount of protein. Our project aims to maximize access to nutrient resources and to deal with and support local communities in anticipation of post-disaster scenarios. This also targets societal upgrading strategies in both
developed and developing countries as the temporary shelter easily coverts to a permanent farming system/ eatery after the crisis has dissipated.
 
Structurally, the shelter can be minimized into easily manufactured and replicable elements such as a simple CNC plywood archway with linked off-the-shelf plastic containers as infill surface. The current version of the structure is more customized to account for solar orientation, airflow and varied spatial programs internally. A computational model was used to parametrically align all of the individual containers to match the archway splines. Each pre-ordered container was modified to add ventilation screens, flexible insect sacks, locally controlled louvers, and permeable feeder ports with rotating locking mechanisms. The wind quill ventilation component magnifies the sound of cricket chirping in columns of vibrating air.     

The scheme has a multipronged focus on international hunger solutions, sustainable food distribution methods and modular compact architecture. A project of this type is built for areas in calamitous need both present and future. We understand that our role in the complex system of global cooperation is to seek holistic solutions that integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and citizen participation for shelter and subsistence farming. It is essential to understand the physical, social and cultural substrate of developing territories in which food and refuge is simultaneously critical. 

Credits: Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim (PI), Maria Aiolova, Felipe Molina, Matthew Tarpley, Melanie Fessel, Jiachen Xu, Lissette Olivares, Cheto Castellano, Shandor Hassan, Christian Hamrick, Ivan Fuentealba, Sung Moon, Kamila Varela, Yucel Guven, Chloe Byrne, Miguel Lantigua-Inoa
Sponsor: Art Works for Change.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/4g44p39nuk14hcc/TerreformONE_CricketShelter.pdf

2.23.2016

Storefront + The Cooper Union: Closed Worlds Event w/ Mitchell Joachim

http://storefrontnews.org/programming/closed-worlds-encounters-that-never-happened/?utm_source=Public+Conference%3A+Closed+Worlds%3A+Encounters+That+Never+Happened&utm_campaign=Sunday+email+Nov+2015&utm_medium=email
Storefront for Art and Architecture and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, EVENT: Closed Worlds: Encounters That Never Happened. Participants will engage in debate and discussion about the history and future of closed systems in architecture and design. 
Hans Hollein / Christina Ciardullo
Victor Olgyay / Daniel Barber
John McHale / Anthony Vidler
Walt Disney / Lydia Kallipoliti
Charles and Ray Eames / Andrés Jaque
General Dynamics / Bess Krietemeyer
Neil Armstrong / Peder Anker
NASA / Michelle Addington
Jacques Cousteau / Janette Kim
Buckminster Fuller / Mark Wigley
Howard T. Odum / Anna Dyson
Peter Van Dresser / Mitchell Joachim
Reyner Banham / Eva Franch i Gilabert
http://storefrontnews.org/programming/closed-worlds-encounters-that-never-happened/

2.20.2016

Rensselaer Lecture w/ Mitchell Joachim

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute lecture at the School of Architecture with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE.

2.15.2016

Will the Next Alexander McQueen Be a Biologist? Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Pratt Institute | BF+DA
How is science challenging the apparel industry and who are the bio-tech superstars leading the charge? With life science technologies becoming more integrated with the apparel industry, we explore what’s next and how biology has become the new muse for fashion design.
Biological designer/researcher Amy Congdon, architect, co-founder of Terreform ONE Mitchell Joachim and Suzanne Lee, New York based Chief Creative Officer at Modern Meadow. Moderated by Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Executive Director, Debera Johnson.
http://bkaccelerator.com/engagesingle/the-future-of-fashion-will-the-next-alexander-mcqueen-have-a-biology-degree/

2.11.2016

New Book: Scenography in Exhibitions and Museums VII with Terreform ONE

 http://www.klartext-verlag.de/bookdetail.aspx?ISBN=978-3-8375-1582-4&EAN=9783837515824&affil=&Titel=Szenografie+in+Ausstellungen+und+Museen+VII&Autor=+DASA+%28Hrsg.%29&Subtitel=%0D%0A%09%09%09%09Zur+Topologie+des+Immateriellen.+Formen+der+Wahrnehmung%0D%0A%09%09%09&Serie=
Isenbort, Gregor (ed). "Bio City Map of 11 Billion," Szenografie in Ausstellungen und Museen VII. Klartext Verlag, 2016. pp. 126-133.

2.02.2016

White Box Art Center Exhibition, Terreform ONE

White Box Group Exhibit: #makeamericagreatagain
Artists include: Mac Premo + Duke Riley | Louise Fishman | Regina Jose Galindo

Kyle Goen | Federico Solmi | Ivan Navarro | Cris Gianakos | James Hyde
Jaishri Abichandani | Conrad Atkinson | Isaac Aden
ANVIL Collective | Luis Alonzo Barkigia | Majeed Benteeha
Terry Berkowitz | Hans Breder | Blue Noses | Alberto Borea
Robert Boyd | Juanli Carrion | Paolo Cirio | Tony Conway | Joseph DeLappe
 Dread Scott | Eduardo Gil | Mathew Grenier | Glenn Goldberg
Pablo Helguera | Richard Humann | Samuel Jablon
Juan Lazaro + Jevijoe Vitug | Alexander Kosolapov | Teresa Margolles
Ferran Martin | Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo | Mary Mattingly
Yusef Merhi  | Igor Molochevski | Ivan Navarro
Robert Priseman | Fariden Sakhaeifar | PS3 | Joaquin Segura
Vitaly Komar | Edgar Serrano | Elliott Sharp | Wolodymyr Starosolsky
Quintin Rivera Toro | Terreform ONE | Wojtek Ulrich
 Ruben Verdu | Roberto Visani | Johan Wahlstrom | Jordan Weber | Roger Welch
Hans Winkler and more

#makeamericagreatagain is a group exhibition of diverse media that will run during February and coincide with the initial Democratic and Republican primaries.  The exhibition’s title is culled verbatim from Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. Appropriation does not stop there, however, for #makeamericagreatagain thematically rubs up against the demagoguery prevalent in the current American social and political landscape and rhetoric espoused by primary candidates to engender fear in the American public. Curated by Raul Zamudio and Juan Puntes / Co-curated by Blanca De La Torre.
A group show in response to the 2016 presidential election charade

1.19.2016

Institute for the Future at the Ford Foundation with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

THE FUTURES EDGE FOR CITIES: A 20-YEAR VIEW A CURATED ENCOUNTER
FORD FOUNDATION, NYC.
The cities of the next decade will be the testing ground for the grandest human experiments—in biology, in social physics, and in public imagination. There are stories lurking just below the surface of our cities that can help us sense our future directions - Biofutures in Cities:
 

Eri Gentry, Research Manager, Institute for the Future
Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture, University of Newcastle
Nicola Twilley, Edible Geography, Gastropod, The New Yorker
Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE

Isabel Behncke Izquierdo, Primatologist
Rachel Hatch, Research Director, Institute for the Future
Paola Antonelli, Curator MoMA

1.15.2016

Greening Cities Outside the Central City: Green Urbanism in the Global Suburb

Presented by the Urban Democracy Lab with funding from NYU’s Global Initiative for Advanced Studies. Co-sponsored by Global Design NYU.
All day event with moderators: Mitchell Joachim and Louise Harpman.
Our future lies in cities, and everyone agrees that our cities need to be greener and more sustainable. Most examinations of green urbanism focus on projects in urban centers, but another key aspect of urbanization is suburban development occurring outside the central city areas. In this public conversation, Roger Keil, professor of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto, and Julie Sze, professor and Director of American Studies at University of California, Davis, discuss where global suburbanism and urban environmentalism intersect and help us imagine how a democratic political space can emerge from this moment of possibility.

1.07.2016

Green Sense Radio with Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

http://greensensefarms.com/green-sense-radio/
Robert Colangelo is founder and host of the nationally syndicated Green Sense Radio show. Recorded live on the Farm, Green Sense Radio features entrepreneurs, innovators, academics, and policy makers who are making the world a better place.
Guest appearance by Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE.
http://greensensefarms.com/green-sense-radio/ 

The furniture of the future could be grown instead of built, saving on resources. This is a fascinating design concept from Dr. Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor at NYU and co-founder of the non-profit Terreform ONE.

1.04.2016

Frame Magazine - Mycoform by Terreform ONE

http://store.frameweb.com/frame-publishers-frame-107.html
Tracey Ingram, Material Futures, Terreform ONE Mycoform Surface, Frame Publishers,  #107 Nov/Dec 2015, pp. 168-69.
http://store.frameweb.com/frame-publishers-frame-107.html

12.29.2015

TECH TIMES Biohacking The Future Of New York City With Terreform ONE

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/119968/20151229/biohacking-the-future-of-new-york-city-with-terraform-one.htm
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/119968/20151229/biohacking-the-future-of-new-york-city-with-terraform-one.htm
Biohacking The Future Of New York City With Terreform ONE : FUTURE TECH : Tech Times
By Stacey Szewczyk, Tech Times | December 29, 2015
Workplace directives to "think outside of the box" have become as commonplace as telecommuting and space sharing, but true innovation remains rare. What if your company's mandate was to reinvent the wheel? Terreform ONE is a Brooklyn-based design studio that uses design-thinking, biological engineering and a mixed bag of uncategorizable disciplines to do just that.
"A lot of what we're doing is in the realm of science and also in the realm of policy regulation," says co-founder Mitchell Joachim from his Brooklyn Navy Yard workshop, where projects resembling grass-sprouting lunar modules wait beside seats shaped like dinosaur vertebrae for their runs on the world's production lines. They're baffling at first glance but, once explained, they make enough design sense to have a decent shot at market attention in the next decade.

12.15.2015

Global Design NYU Ice Action COP21

NYU Faculty and Students Stage Climate Deal Now Action


Nodes & Networks: The city as Superorganism

Nodes and Networks is a series of collective art and science experiments exploring biological systems as a model and metaphor for social intervention. Taking inspiration from slime mold navigation, bacterial communication, and insect cooperation, a group of artists, designers, and scientists are collaborating on a series of public experiments and interventions across New York City.
Adrian Fessel, biophysicist, University of Bremen
Alison Irvine, theater artist, Cut Paste Grow
Mitchell Joachim, architect, Terraform ONE
Oliver Kellhammer, artist and urban ecologist, Parsons School of Design
Sarah Kornbluth, bee ecologist, Rutgers University
Jonghyun Lee, biophysicist, University of Bremen
Colleen Macklin, games designer, Parsons School of Design
Christine Marizzi, geneticist, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Christina Oettmeier, biochemist, University of Bremen
Pia O’Neill, neuroscientist, Columbia University
Jennifer Sta. Ines, geospatial analyst, NYC Department of Transportation
Lior Zalmanson, internet researcher, NYU School of Business
Organizers
Heather Barnett, artist and educator, University of the Arts London; founder, The Slime Mould Collective
Nurit Bar Shai, arts and culture director, GenSpace
Daniel Grushkin, program director, Biodesign Challenge
Julia Buntaine, director, SciArt Center
Hans-Günther Döbereiner, biophysicist, University of Bremen

Rubin Museum of Art Talk on The Fountainhead

On the surface, The Fountainhead is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the film, with a screenplay by Ayn Rand from her own novel, addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, and the threat of fascism.
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/the-fountainhead-12-11-2015

AIA New York Lecture: The Edge of Practice

AIA NY The Edge of Practice - Speakers:
William D. Browning, Partner, Terrapin Bright Green LLC
Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE; Associate Professor of Practice, NYU
Amanda Lehman, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, COOKFOX Architects. 
Pat Sapinsley, AIA, Managing Director, Cleantech Initiatives, Urban Future Lab/ NYC ACRE/ Powerbridge, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Moderator: Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record

Spark Award Terreform ONE Finalist



http://www.sparkawards.com/galleries/index.cfm?entry=4ADF15CC-E656-4860-B77D88B06852AD2C


12.02.2015

Terreform One: Designing for Climate Change | #BHeard



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BRIC TV Terreform ONE Mitchell Joachim

This video is from BRIC TV— the first 24/7 television channel created by, for, and about Brooklyn. It is the borough's source for local news, Brooklyn culture, civic affairs, music, arts, sports, and technology. BRIC TV features programming produced and curated by BRIC, an arts and media nonprofit located in Downtown Brooklyn, NYC.

11.24.2015

Storefront for Art and Architecture Closed Worlds Competition Jury



Storefront for Art and Architecture will open Closed Worlds, an exhibition of 41 living prototypes built over the last century that present an unexplored genealogy of closed resource regeneration systems. JURY members include: 
Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at Yale University.
Eva Franch, Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor at NYU and Co-Founder of Terreform ONE.
Lydia Kallipoliti, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Curator of Closed Worlds exhibition.
Michael Young, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union and Principal of Young/Ayata Architects.
Supported by the Graham Foundation and the New York State Council for the Arts.

11.17.2015

UN Headquarters Presentation by Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

http://webtv.un.org/watch/innovative-practices-in-disaster-risk-reduction-and-response/4618819248001
UN Headquarters Event by moderator, Dutch Ambassador to the UN H.E. Karel van Oosterom. Innovative practices in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response.
Speakers:
• Dr. Han Seung-soo, Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction & Water
• H.E. Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and the Environment
• H.E. Mr. Francisco Tenya, Deputy Representative, Permanent Mission of Peru to the UN
• Mr. Edgar Westerhof, National Director for Flood Risk and Resiliency Arcadis
• Mr. Bert Diphoorn, AKVO USA
Dr. Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor NYU / ONE ARCHITECTURE
• Mr. Daniel Pittman, business manager Strategy / Innovation at OMA Architects

http://webtv.un.org/watch/innovative-practices-in-disaster-risk-reduction-and-response/4618819248001 

11.15.2015

MIT Media Lab Disrupting Mobility lecture Mitchell Joachim

The Disruptive Mobility Summit brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of disruptive innovations within the mobility networks. Media Lab Disrupting Mobility lecture Mitchell Joachim.