A CYPHYLAB LECTURE SERIES
hallo biologie focuses on
− computational biology - in silico - the utilization of biological principles
and materials in and for architecture and urban design
− ecology - natural, infrastructural, socio-cultural ecology, artificial
ecology, conversational, networked
− an increasing usage of computer sciences, AI as novel tools for the
discipline in architecture and urban design
Prof. Dr. Martyn Dade-Robertson
Co-Director Hub for Biotechnology in the
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor of Practice
NY University, Co-Founder Terreform ONE
Prof. Dr. Karola Dierichs
Professor of Matters of Activity
ICD Universität Stuttgart
Ana Zatezalo Schenk
Architect, Founder Sinestezia
Co-Founder Lobe Management
Director Animalesque AA Visiting School
Designing Against Extinction with Mitchell Joachim on Advance Copy, Natalia Corre.
Abalos + Sentkiewicz, Appareil, asensio_mah, b+w+ (baracco+wright+), c+ Arquitectas, Design Earth, Ecologicstudio, Ecosistema Urbano, Fadi Masoud, Harvard Office for Urbanization, Iredale Pederson hook, llds architects, Lydia Kallipoliti with Youngbin Shin, Melbourne School of Design, op/al, center for civilization, Studio Edwards, Terreform ONE Mitchell Joachim, Wowowa, 4of7,
curators: Leire Asensio Villoria & David Mah
design: Michele Burder & Tim Powell Wright
German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia
Editor, Lukas Kubina, Sorry Press, 2021.
Imminent Communication With Nature by Mitchell Joachim, pp. 169-174.https://www.sorry-press.com/2038-the-new-serenity
Daniella Ohad, Daniella on Design: Five visionaries, extraordinary talents, who stand at the forefront of the world of design and architecture share their insights on designing, envisioning, and thinking the 21st century: Kai Bergman, partner at Bjarke Ingels Group; Craig Robins, the Miami-based renowned real estate developer, and collector; Mitchell Joachim, founder of Terrefoem ONE, a nonprofit group that seeks to stop the extinction of planetary species; architect Dan Kaplan who creates high-performance urban buildings that respond to their environments; and Serban Ionescu, who makes the most amazing furniture where form, bright happy colors, and narratives are combined into unique personal creations.
Joachim, Mitchell and Nicholas Gervasi. "Effected Butterflies: Informal Urban Migration of Monarchs and Humans Across the US-Mexico Border," Informality through Sustainability Urban Informality Now, Antonino Di Raimo, Steffen Lehmann, Alessandro Melis (Eds.) Routledge, 2021. pp. 103-112.
By Melissa Klein, Melanie Gray and Isabel Vincent
New York Post, March 6, 2021
"Architect Mitchell Joachim, who teaches at NYU and co-founded Terreform ONE, an architecture group that focuses on urban design and art, said there ""will definitely be challenges"" to creating a tribute to the latest tragedy. Many people must be involved and many voices must be heard because so many people are being touched by this. They will feel invested and they will need to feel invested to get a memorial right,"" Joachim said."
BBC WORLD SERVICE: Can we build houses from living trees?
by Marnie Chesterton MON 22 FEB 2021
It’s the stuff of fairy tales – a beautiful cottage, with windows, chimney and floorboards … and supported by a living growing tree. CrowdScience listener Jack wants to know why living houses aren’t a common sight when they could contribute to leafier cities with cleaner air. The UK has an impressive collection of treehouses, but they remain in the realm of novelty, for good reasons. Architects are used to materials like concrete and steel changing over time, but a house built around a living tree needs another level of flexibility in its design.
Professor Mitchell Joachim from Terreform ONE explains the wild potential of living architecture, a movement that looks at organic ways of building. He’s currently building a prototype living house, by shaping willow saplings onto a scaffold that will become a home, built of live trees.
Kennesaw State University Architecture Symposium: Is Doing Architecture, Doing Research?
Andrew and Jodi Batay-Csorba (BC-A/Toronto)
Thursday Jan 21 Time: 1PM EST Join us for The Brooklyn Rail event, "A New Philosophy of Museums". Previous speakers include Olafur Elliason, Julian Schnabel, Robert Wilson, Willem Defoe, Hank Willis Thomas, Sanford Biggers, Brad Kahlmer, Xaviera Simmons, and many more. The discussions have been with museum curators, artists, creatives and scientists about the evolving situation we are all facing. The next event is with Yoram Roth, a major figure in the art world who is an investor in spaces like The Jewish Museum in Berlin, Neuhouse and who invests in museums like Fotografiska in NYC, Stockholm and beyond. He will be speaking alongside Mitchell Joachim, Co-founder of a really dynamic architecture firm that focuses on urban design and sustainable development, Terreform ONE. Join Paul D. Miller AKA DJ Spooky and us for a great discussion on art, architecture, sustainability, climate change and resilience - and the future of museums.
DigitalFUTURES world Dec. 19th, 9:00 AM EST on Bio-Design Keynotes with Claudia Pasquero, EcoLogicStudio, Elif Eridine, AA, and Mitchell Joachim, NYU/ Terreform ONE
On December 4th, the symposium grow.build.repeat. takes place online. Discussion on research and projects for the development of alternative materials based on fungal mycelium, lignin, and bacteria or about the application of clay, wood, or bamboo materials. Speakers include Dean Prof. Dirk E. Hebel, Martin Rauch, Prof. Dr. Marie-Pierre Laborie, Dr. Henk Jonkers, Dr. Alireza Javadian, Werner Schmidt, Prof. Eike Roswag-Klinge, Andrea Klinge, Prof. Dr. Hanaa Dahy, Diana Drewes, Dr. Michael Sailer, and Prof. Dr. Mitchell Joachim.
will be held in digital form via the ZOOM platform, throughout 4 days with 8 different panels -
Keynote: Mitchell Joachim
Panelists will explore how future challenges for living, working, moving, and playing, along with the logistics of water, energy, food, and waste removal will be met, and in the most imaginative ways possible.
Anti-Extinction Library Community Archive of Genetic Material for Species Preservation East River, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY USA, 2020.
Bringing back various animals at the brink of extinction is vital. Designed to delight and educate local citizens, the egg-shaped Anti-Extinction Library we are building for the TED Countdown event contains frozen embryos of threatened local species. Cryogenic vaults will be contained within a symbolic “egg” form that deconstructs over time. These vaults are encased within fertile soil embedded with seeds that are designed to disintegrate onsite to create a flourishing habitat for the future embryos. Each species admitted to the library is imprinted with a genetic marker containing the "Nature Bill of Rights" modified from the UN documents on human rights. These encoded markers support a narrative that all species are equal and all are necessary to a healthy planet.
The Anti-Extinction Library – a permanent shelter for the embryonic cells and DNA of rare lifeforms The work is part of a global art action: ten public artworks, аll launching today around the world, in support of Countdown – TED’s global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis NYC, 10.10.2020
Three TED Fellows have teamed up to create The Anti-Extinction Library, an installation that permanently shelters the embryonic cells and DNA of rare lifeforms, designed to delight and educate local citizens. Mitchell Joachim, Chris Woebken, and Oliver Medvedik at New Lab, with Terreform ONE, note that species biodiversity is vanishing at an alarming rate. Much of this devastation is because of adverse activities linked to climate change and habitat loss. The artists reverse this problem by creating a space that safeguards these organisms at their earliest and most fundamental state. The local bank has the added benefit of community engagement. The Anti-Extinction Library allows anyone to submit suggestions of local species to save. Curated by institutional members nearby, a consensus can be reached on all new additions.
“Besides being cryogenically preserved, each strand of DNA has an embedded genetic maker that contains the entire "Nature Bill of Rights" modified from the UN documents on human rights. These encoded markers support a narrative that all species are equal and all are necessary to a healthy planet”.
The work is part of a global art action: a group of prominent artists created ten public artworks on the topic of climate change, аll launching today, in ten cities around the world – from Cairo to Cape Town, and from Vancouver to Dallas. The global art activation is part of Countdown – TED’s global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The initiative’s goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world. All participating artists are part of the TED Fellows program that celebrates and uplifts exceptional talent in various fields. The artists have been specifically selected to participate in this global creative activation to raise awareness for Countdown while translating key climate issues in ways that spur imaginations and trigger participation. “Art has the opportunity to bring this important conversation to new audiences and to make people think about the issue in new ways. We can change climate change...each of these public artworks invites people to learn more about climate change and participate in building a better future”, says Logan McClure Davda, TED’s Director of Impact. Today, Countdown launches globally with a virtual event, to serve as an inspiration and a call to action to the world’s leaders — and to people everywhere — to step up and participate in building a better future. The global art activation is a collaboration between Countdown and Fine Acts, a global nonprofit creative studio for social change, that curated and coordinated the collection.
Credits: Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Chirs Chris Woebken, Vivian Kuan, Nina Anker, Lisa Wood Richardson, Sky Achitoff, Mamoun Nukumanu, Iyad Abou Gaida, Connor Lambrecht, Vivian Jiang, Oliver Medvedik, Robin Stiefel, Sam Anderson, Dylan Pero, Adam Jonah, Adam Fried...