Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future at New Lab, Terreform ONE

Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017

Imminent Commons: The Debates 
Within the scope of the Seoul Biennale of architecture and urbanism 2017, co-directed by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Hyungmin Pai, Actar publishers and urbanNext are going to promote the publication "Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future”, three months before the international conferences and exhibitions. 

Seoul Biennale proposes a set of basic commons—an evolving network of agencies, resources, and technologies—as the critical issue in the move towards a sustainable and just urbanism. As an alternative to the modern city, the Seoul Biennale proposes 9 commons—four resources of air, water, energy, and earth, and five commonalities of connecting, making, moving, recycling, sensing—as the foundation of a new urban cosmopolitan. The Seoul Biennale presents these intertwined commons as technologies, practices, and spaces that traverse institutional and market mechanisms. 

Wednesday, June 28th, 6:30-8:30 PM @ New Lab Event Space

Join Terreform ONE and urbanNext for the launch of the book “Imminent Commons: Urban Questions for the Near Future” in NY. There will be a roundtable discussion led by Alejandro Zaera-Polo, with speakers such as Mitchell Joachim, Maider Llaguno and Keller Easterling. The roundtable discussion will be followed by Q+A and a reception. 
Please RSVP to press@actar-d.com.


Lecture at NextGen with Mitchell Joachim in Washington, D.C.

HD NextGen Forum is presented by Hospitality Design is an invitation-only conference that blends education, inspiration, business, and networking for the next generation of hospitality design leaders. From inspirational keynotes to the influential leaders of the Owners’ Roundtable, our speakers lineup is sure to motivate and educate.


There Is No Planet B

This post is part of a series on the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris, France.
Anker, Peder, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim. 2015. “There Is No Planet B: A Message from NYU’s Gallatin Global Design Professors – Part 1.” 
See more at: http://www.envirosociety.org/2015/12/there-is-no-planet-b-part-1/#sthash.PLnNAogO.dpuf


International Interior Design Association with Mitchell Joachim

International Interior Design Association, (IIDA) at Four Seasons Atlanta, Georgia.
Speaker: Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, co-founder of Terreform ONE and associate professor of Practice at New York University.
Honoree: Liset Robinson, IIDA, AIA, IDEC, LEED AP, SEED, associate chair of interior design, Savannah College of Art and Design.

Cities of the future on Planete+

Directed by Marc Aderghal
"Cities of the future" (Les villes du futur) aired on Planete+ on March 3rd 2017.

This 52 minutes documentary explores possible futures for our cities and how we may live in them by 2050. From Singapore to New York via Kayelitsha, South Africa's second largest township, architecture, transports and the part people will play in cities are investigated. This documentary is part of a series called "Dream the future", broadcast on Planete+ in France.


Pagina99 with Terreform ONE

Article: "rifugi post-apocalittici, Terreform ONE" (post-apocalyptic shelters, Terreform ONE) published in the italian weekly magazine "pagina99". April 2017 pp. 17.


Symposium on Climate Change at NYU Paris

NYU Paris 
A symposium on climate change brings together faculty from NYU Global sites as well as faculty from Washington Square, to explore questions that emerge surrounding climate change and the humanities (very broadly construed).

Participants address climate change under different points of view, with a research in history, literary and theatre studies, cultural studies, the fine arts, anthropology, ethnology, architecture, urban planning, and design.

The goal of this meeting is two-fold: first, to create a conversation about these issues that is high level, small-scale, comparative and interdisciplinary; and second, to build intellectual networks among NYU affiliated faculty in many different locations.

Thanks To: Gallatin Dean Susanne Wofford, the NYU Global Research Initiative, and to NYU Global Programs for their support. Special thanks to our hosts at NYU Paris: Benoit Bolduc Morwena L’Henoret Armand Erba And thanks to Peder Anker, our Faculty Convenor, and to Melissa Daniel and Allison Jungkurth for making arrangements from New York.


The Future of Food hosted by Paul D. Miller

1Future, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky, and the Alchemist's Kitchen; A discussion with leading creative voices engaging with the issue of climate change. As we amplify the connection between creativity and science, we will create a path towards solutions. Visionaries from the world of food and entomophagy discuss the next frontier in food: nutritious and sustainably farmed, insects. 

Robyn Shapiro - Creator of Seek
Joseph Yoon - Chef & Owner of Yummy Eats and Dinner Echo
Mitchell Joachim - Co-Founder of Terreform ONE
Tilo Fola - the Alchemist's Kitchen's master chef



Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series: At Extremes with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE

Each iteration of Storefront’s Manifesto Series invites participants to denounce a present or past condition, proclaim an alternative present, past or future situation, and indicate a strategy or method of action.

Jordan Carver, Mitchell JoachimJanette Kim, Lola SheppardAndy Vann, and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

About the Book:
Bracket is an almanac that highlights emerging critical issues at the juncture of architecture, environment, and digital culture. The series looks at thematics in our age of globalization that are shaping the built environment in unexpected yet radically significant ways.


Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks Urban Transformation

University of Virginia Press released "Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks Urban Transformation" by Therese Tierney with an essay and cover by Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE. 
This book argues that knowledge of both the visible and invisible components--information, energy, sustainability, transportation, housing, and social practices--are critical to understanding the urban environment. The dynamic and diverse cast of contributors includes Mitchell Schwarzer, Frederic Stout, Anthony Townsend, Carlo Ratti of the MIT SENSEable City Lab, Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE, and many other innovators who are changing the urban landscape.

ORDER HERE: http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4831


XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design by Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver, ACTAR

Mitchell Joachim and Michael Silver. XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design, ACTAR Publishers.

Architecture must not only be functionally green, but its formal, conceptual and physical properties also need to constitute a novel and integrated living material system, one that can flourish within the larger world around it. 

XXL-XS represents the emerging discipline of ecological design by assembling a wide range of innovators with diverse interests. Geo-engineering, synthetic biology, construction site co-robotics, low-energy fabrication, up-cycling waste, minimally invasive design, living materials, and molecular self-assembly are just a few of the important advances explored in the book. At one extreme are massive public works, at the other, micro to nano-sized interventions that can have equally profound impacts on our world. From terraforming to bio-manufacturing, a whole new generation of designers is proposing unique ways of confronting the difficult challenges ahead. In this way design becomes a totality of relationships that affects all disciplines, which can no-longer be thought of as self-contained fields, each handled separately by narrowly focused specialists. Globalization demands a restructuring of the profession, as we know it. This requires a new breed of generalists who can work across fields and engage research on multiple sites around the globe. Today we need planetary designers versed in the craft of integral design.

Our thesis is therefore both global and performative in scope. We need an architecture that is more than just a constellation of bio-picturesque images, digitally generated surface effects, and conventional materials. We seek a holistic architecture that uses the best techniques to connect directly with existing natural systems while creating a renewed ecology that can sustain itself well into the future. Along these lines, many of the projects featured in this book simply abandon the old tropes and construction processes of the past by creating numerous green alternatives that proliferate along unexpected pathways.

Foreword by Michelle Addington and contributions by Lateral Office, BIG, Rachel Armstrong, Clouds AO, Terreform ONE, Andrew Maynard, Magnus Larsson, Vincent Callebaut, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Melanie Fessel, Höweler + Yoon, B+U, Hugh Broughton, Bittertang, Pneumastudio, Pablo Garcia, Split Studio, Doug Jackson, Mark Neveu, Kokkugia, Future Cities Lab, Ferdinand Ludwig, François Roche, Studio KCA, Marcin Jakubowski, The Living, Chris Woebken, Zbigniew Oksiuta, ecoLogicStudio, Philip Beesley, Jenny E. Sabin, Phil Ross, Oliver Medvedik, Greg Lynn, Aurora Robson, Carlo Ratti, Rhett Russo, Ginger Dosier, Rust Belt Robotics, Evan Douglis, Markus Kayser, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Skylar Tibbits, Zuloark, Martina Decker, Peter Yeadon and Genspace.



AIA Connection Interview w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

AIA YAF Connection 14.06  
Published on Dec 20, 2016  
The architecture and design journal of the Young Architects Forum
Phillip Anzalone, AIA
Jeff Pastva, AIA LEED AP 
Terreform ONE'S Cricket Shelter and Farm



Museum of Design Atlanta with Terreform ONE

MODA Food by Design: Sustaining the Future

A look at cutting-edge developments on how the farm of the future might operate. The exhibit also highlights ways in which worldwide food distribution could be made more equitable, and how we could design systems that encourage people to make healthier choices. 



Financial Times on New Lab w/ Terreform ONE

Inside New Lab: the heart of Brooklyn’s tech revolution, The Financial Times
JANUARY 17, 2017 by: Jonathan Margolis
"Who works at New Lab? Terreform One: A non-profit architecture group that promotes smart design in cities and works to advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design, from apocalypse survival insect shelters to future cities."


Strategies for Landscape Representation with Terreform ONE

Paul Cureton. Strategies for Landscape Representation Digital and Analogue Techniques, Routledge, 2017. pp. 176-7, 234. Urbaneering and Future North, Terreform ONE.

ArtEZ Press with Terreform ONE

Annouk Post, "Ontdekkingsreis naar een duurzame wereld" (Discovery for a sustainable world), Fab Tree Hab, Terreform ONE. ArtEZ Press, 2016, pp. 195-6, 209.


Detail Prize Show with Terreform ONE

Exhibition DETAIL Prize 2016

Institut für internationale Architekturdokumentation GmbH & Co.KG – Redaktion DETAIL
Speech:German, English
Terreform ONE09:30-18:00 h  |  Gallery Entrance East Subjects: Living and Building 2020 | Digital Design, Construction and Management | Intelligent Facades | Smart Buildings
Gallery East on the BAU 2017 in Munich from January 16 to January 21, 2017.http://bau-muenchen.com/trade-fair/supporting-program/event-calendar/index.php/mmg/eventdatabase/en/detail/3127/BAU2017A?type=eventdatabase

Design Futures Council with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology at Design Futures Council in La Jolla, California.

TED with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE at Detroit Auto Show

TED, The New York Times, Ford, and VICE for the inaugural Ford City of Tomorrow Symposium:


Business Insider on Terreform ONE

This bizarre building in Brooklyn is a home for more than 20,000 crickets — here’s why by Gene Kim and Rob Ludacer.


Terreform ONE Cricket Shelter and Farm in WIRED Magazine

This emergency shelter will house and feed you thanks to 50,000 breeding crickets
Terreform ONE Cricket Shelter and Farm in WIRED Magazine 
 Snack Shack, p.93 Nov. 2016.

Terreform ONE wants to combine the new food trend of edible insects, whilst offering protection with the new Cricket Shelter.

Terreform ONE in SURFACE magazine

Surface, OCT: Renaissance Plan: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has long been on the radar of developers, and now its reinvention is underway. Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim.

Terreform ONE in DETAIL magazine

Jakob Schoof, Nahrhaftes Stacheltier: Insektenfarm in New York


Architecture & Culture magazine Terreform ONE

Mi-Ho Choi. "Cricket House Terreform ONE," Architecture & Culture, No. 425, Oct. 2016, pp.34-43

New Book: Le Livre des Merveilles Technologiques

Igor Bogdanov, Grichka Bogdanov. "Terreform ONE Urban Farm Pod," Le livre des merveilles technologiques, Flammarion 2016, pp. 148-9.


Urban Tangle Map, Terreform ONE Installed at NYU

New York University, StudentLink and Global Services Center 383 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. 
Media: Bamboo 7'x 7'x 9'.


The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture by Charissa Terranova and Meredith Tromble 

Part 1: Biologies and Architectural Histories 1. The Biocentric Bauhaus Oliver Botar 2. Biology in Architecture Anna P. Sokolina 3. Birds of a Feather Hadas Steiner 4. The Dwelling-Garden Dyad in Twentieth-Century Affordable Housing Sarah Bonnemaison 5. Ourboros Architecture Peder Anker 6. Architectures of Aliveness Marie-Pier Boucher 7. Gene in Context Christina Cogdell 

Part 2: Biologies and Architectural Theories and Practices 8. Bio City Map and Plug-In Ecology Mitchell Joachim 9. Hylozoic Series Philip Beesley 10. Architecture and Living Matter(s) Zenovia Toloudi 11. Morphogenesis and Design Sara Franceschelli 12 Microecologies of the Built Environment Ted Krueger 13. Your Rotten Future Will Be Great Philip Ross 

Part 3: Biologies and Art Histories 14. The Epigenetic Landscape of Art and Science c. 1950 Charissa Terranova 15. Mind Matrix Dawna Schuld16. Fantastic Voyage and Other Scales of Wonder Patricia Olynyk 17. Animal Art (1987) and the Split Origins of Bioart Arnaud Gerspacher 18. 'An Eccentric Kind of Teaching Machine' Margo Handwerker19. Underwater Music Stefan Helmreich 20. Racial Technologies in the Time of Black Cyborgnetic Consciousness Poe Johnson 

Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices 21. Evolutionary Yarns in Seahorse Valley Sophia Roosth 22. Vital Tissue Constructs Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr 23. Demonstratable Plasticity Jennifer Johung 24. Investigating the Ethical and Practical Limits of BioartAnna Dumitriu 25. From Materiality to Machines Dorothy Santos 26. The Sixth Element Brittany Ransom 27. A Longing in Our Hearts Meredith Tromble 28. Self-Portrait of the Artist Meditating on Death Jane Prophet 29. Piper in the Woods Kathy High 30. Axioms on Art and Gene Action Adam Zaretsky.


Urban Tangle: 2,000 City Grid Fragments Connected by the Public with Terreform ONE

Urban Tangle: Make It Together Network City Map. 2,000 City Grid Fragments Connected by the Public - Terreform ONE
Our project consists of hundreds of machine-milled components made from fragments of city maps. All the physical map elements correspond to variable grid patterns and street patterns of NYU's Global Network sites and three main campuses. Each participating person is asked to build his or her own map of NYU from the randomized city-grid fragments. No answer is wrong, instead it’s a three dimensional artifact of collective memories made of multiple recollections while exploring NYU sites. From Shanghai to New York every student and faculty has a different experience of his or her time at NYU.  This combinatorial sculpture serves as a spatial expression of our multi-cultural and diverse locales. Based on Situationist theory, this mapping concept is a primary method of stabilizing what was referred to as the “spectacle.” It is a compositional assembly of pre-made situations, meant to be collectively composed. These physical moments of life are deliberately fabricated for the purpose of rekindling and shadowing authentic desires, feeling the sensation of life and adventure, and the liberation of routine activities in cities. Our map project is a three dimensional version of a specific Situationist product otherwise called, Psychogeography. Here, psychogeography invented by Guy Debord in 1955 is the, “study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” We have moved beyond their original works to celebrate NYU in a similar experiential manner. Yet we still give homage to the achievements of the Situationist International arts group.