New TED2011 Senior Fellows; Mitchell Joachim

TED is proud to introduce the 2011 TED Senior Fellows! Selected from among past TED Fellows, the 12 individuals listed below comprise the 2011 TED Senior Fellows; Jessica Green (US) Professor at the University of Oregon's Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology whose research focuses on microbial diversity. Robert Gupta (US) Indian American violinist and musical activist, youngest member of Los Angeles Philharmonic. Cesar Harada (France | Japan | US) Coordinator of the Open_Sailing project, developing open-source technologies for the International_Ocean_Station and oil spill remediation robotics. Mitchell Joachim (US) Professor at NYU and co-founder of Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, non-profit design groups that promotes ecological design in cities. Manu Prakash (India | US) Junior Fellow at Harvard Society of Fellows, physicist and inventor pursuing research in the field of physical biology. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Pakistan | Canada) Documentary filmmaker and founder of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, an educational institution and heritage center established to preserve Pakistan's history. Awab Alvi (Pakistan) Pakistani dentist, orthodontist and author of Teeth Maestro, a prominent Pakistani political blog. Alanna Shaikh (US | Tajikistan) Global health and development specialist and author of the international development focused-blog, Blood and Milk. Aparna Rao (India) A part of the Bangalore-based artist duo Pors & Rao who works with electro-mechanical systems and interactive installations. Saeed Taji Farouky (Palestine | UK) Documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer focusing on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Candy Chang (US) Public installation artist, designer, urban planner, and co-founder of Civic Center, an urban design studio in New Orleans. Esra'a Al Shafei (Bahrain) Bahraini human rights activist + founder of MideastYouth.com, a grassroots digital network facilitating the struggle against oppression in the Middle East & North Africa.


BlackBook Magazine: TEDx Brooklyn, Dr. Mitchell Joachim

An Exploration of TedxBrooklyn, by Rozalia Jovanovic; "If TEDx Brooklyn is any example of what TEDx events are like, it’s a less-polished version that takes itself less seriously, and offers a chance for people to see talks on subjects that others are passionate about. At worst it’s failed storytelling, and at best, like with Dr. Mitchell Joachim’s presentation, it exposes the audience to what some people are doing that might affect how we live, like designing stackable cars and jetpacks. Yet, TEDxBrooklyn seemed to have stronger ties than most TEDx conferences to TED. There were celebrities in the mix of presenters—like Barbara Bush (younger), Ben Bronfman, the artist Callie Curry (aka Swoon) and DJ Spooky—which added some cache. A couple of the speakers had presented at actual TED conferences, like Dr. Mitchell Joachim and Dr. Haresh Lalvani. And the founder of TED himself—Richard Saul Wurman—was there in conversation with Kurt Anderson." "The co-founder of Terreform ONE—a leading firm in ecological design, Dr. Mitchell Joachim, gave maybe the most fascinating presentation on designing a lexicon of “smart mobility,” which included edible cars, stackable cars, and intelligent streets. His firm had also created a jet pack. “There’s a parachute in the crotch in case all hell breaks loose.”" see http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/tedxbrooklyn-elitism-worth-spreading/23504



NYTimes Blog: TEDxBrooklyn

The New York Times Blog, by COLIN WEATHERBY "Other compelling works were presented by transportation guru Dr. Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE design. In a rapid-fire slide show of psychedelic imagery, Dr. Joachim discussed living homes made from trained plants, jet packs for commuters and inflatable cars.

“We want cars that are so soft you can say hello to your neighbor by bumping into them,” Dr. Joachim said, “If these vehicles ran into your grandma they would tickle."”


Material Design book with MATscape, Terreform ONE

Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality, Birkhauser Verlag AG, 2010. Thomas Schröpfer (Author), Erwin Viray, James Carpenter, Sheila Kennedy, Liat Margolis, Toshiko Mori, Nader Tehrani, Peter Yeadon Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, MATscape, pp.180.


Terreform ONE at Biodivercity Exhibition, Wash. DC

BiodiverCity exhibition at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC with Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim & Maria Aiolova. Curated by Natalie Jeremijenko Special Thanks: Brendan Wall, Kathrine Kramer, Sabine Finnern, Zenon Tech-Czarny.

Lecture at IIDA Forum NY

International Interior Design Association Forum in NY hosted Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE. Special thanks; Suzette Subance, Casey Baxter, Abigail French


Mitchell Joachim in EcoRedux AD

"Rapid Re(f)use: 3-D Fabricated Positive Waste Ecologies," Eco-Redux, special issue of Architectural Design (AD) ed. Lydia Kallipolliti, Wiley, London. Vol. 80, Issue 6, pp. 122–129, Nov/Dec 2010. Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, Rapid Re(f)use: Waste to Resource City 2120, New York City, 2008 and Homeway: The Great Suburban Exodus, 2009. Mitchell Joachim calls for a radical revision of our approach to waste management. Rather than the low-level recycling that goes on through municipal authorities, he advocates the proactive use of waste to regenerate our cities.

Terreform ONE in Topos

Zumtobel Prize winners; Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Topos, p.8, vol 72, 2010.

Dr. Joachim in aU Arquitetura & Urbanismo

"Cidades 2010 + 25", Carlos Leite, aU Arquitetura & Urbanismo, MIT Car, NYC River Gym, Mitchell Joachim, ANO 25, N. 197 AUG 2010.

Terreform ONE in Bauwelt

Bauwelt 37.10, "Zumtobel Group Award", Friedeike Meyer, Oct. 2010, pp. 16-17. Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova.

Terreform ONE in Portfolio

Portfolio in DAMDI Architectural Publishing, Terreform ONE and Mitchell Joachim, PhD.

Terreform in Wallpaper

Our fabulous Terreform dot "ORG" in Wallpaper! quick reminder click here

Kerb18 PlastiCity FantastiCity

Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, "Pre-Source: Design as a Resource for all Resources", Kerb Journal, Ed. Ben Kazacos, pp. 88-91, RMIT, BPA Books, 2010. Other contributors include; Alain de Botton, Ma Yansong of M.A.D Architects, NIP Paysage, Stelarc, Clark Thenhaus, Tristan Sterk.


Huffington Post: Mitchell and Douglas Joachim

Spinning The Pedal-Powered Gym,

by Dar Williams; "When I started this blog in 2010, I went straight to Google with "human powered gym new york." Uh oh. Architectural renderings of a human-powered gym. Mitchell and Douglas Joachim designed River Gym, a fleet of buoyant, transparent, human-powered gym pods on the Hudson River. Don't get me wrong. I loved it."



Mitchell Joachim at The Feast Conference

The Feast Conference gathers the world's greatest innovators from across industries and society to empower, inspire and engage each other in creating world-shaking change. Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE, lectured at Feast, Times Center, NY. Thank You; Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Jerri Chou. http://www.feastongood.com/Conference/speakers


Storefront for Art and Architecture book launch

Storefront for Art and Architecture presents the inaugural event of our new Cabaret Series in a performative and multi-media book launch for The Studio-X NY Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation (GSAPP Books, 2010), edited by Gavin Browning.

In this cabaret:

DAVID BENJAMIN will telecommunicate, GAVIN BROWNING will tell a story, CRAIG BUCKLEY will surprise, MTWTF will publish, MICHELLE FORNABAI will paint, EVA FRANCH will emcee, LARISSA HARRIS & DAMON RICH will conspire, MITCHELL JOACHIM & IOANNA THEOCHAROPOULOU will narrate, JANETTE KIM will count, MITCH MCEWEN will rap, DANIEL PERLIN will make noise, SARAH WILLIAMS will visualize, MIMI ZEIGER will formulate, and MARK WIGLEY will wrap things up.

About the book: Studio-X New York is one node of a global network that includes like-minded event/work spaces in Beijing, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. But that wasn't always the case. In the beginning, this lone "pilot" Studio-X-unadvertised and largely invisible to the public, tucked away behind an unmarked door on the 16th floor of a nondescript office building in Lower Manhattan-needed an infrastructure, identity, audience, and a set of tools to make it work. These are the instructions.

Featuring: Moshe Adler, Bathroom Keys, Barry Bergdoll, David Cay Johnston, Chairs, Charette, Jean-Louis Cohen, Design Glut, Yevgeniy Fiks, File Cabinets, Karen Finley, Lars Fischer, Laura Flanders, Folding Wall, Michelle Fornabai, Free Speech Zone, Cristina Goberna, Group Therapy, Interboro, Mitchell Joachim, Olympia Kazi, Vitaly Komar, Reinhold Martin, Michael Mandiberg, Jürgen Mayer H., Mitch McEwen, Jonas Mekas, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Neighborhood Watch, Network Architecture Lab, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Daniel Perlin, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Rapid Response, Reading Group, David Reinfurt, Damon Rich, Sukhdev Sandhu, Raja Shehadeh, Mark Shepard, Simulcast, Brooke Singer, Sink, Spatial Information Design Lab, Situ Studio, Tables, Astra Taylor, Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Suzanne Tick, Track Lighting, Town Hall Meeting, Urban Landscape Lab, Warm Engine, Cathy Wilkerson, Mabel Wilson, Mimi Zeiger, and more.

The Studio-X NY Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation Edited by Gavin Browning Afterword by Mark Wigley Designed by MTWTF GSAPP Books


Speaking at PICNIC

Mitchell Joachim and Oliver Medvedik have performed a BioDesign workshop and presented a lecture at Picnic, Amsterdam 2010.

The PICNIC name represents everything we strive to be. People from diverse backgrounds come to exchange ideas and insight in an informal, social atmosphere. PICNIC is about innovative ideas for business and society. It is an annual three-day festival that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co-creation. Curious minds eager to exchange their knowledge, ideas and skills gather at PICNIC, making it the place to create the future – together.


Contemporary Digital Architecture: Terreform ONE

Contemporary Digital Architecture: Design and Techniques, Dimitris Kottas

This book presents the latest developments in the field of architecture as it has been reshaped by the use of digital technologies. The last few years, technological developments in both hardware and software have enabled the realization of ideas that until now were only presented as theories, and have also opened new and unexpected areas of experimentation. The new digital technologies are influencing every stage of the creative process from the initial exploration of ideas to the construction of the final work and its interaction with the user. These developments are presented in four chapters, each one including detailed presentation of the most important relevant projects and general theoretical-technical information.

Czech Center launches new public art

The Czech Center will prepare a series of exhibitions by contemporary Czech and international artists that will be presented on the windows of the building at 1109-1111 on Madison Avenue where the permanent mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York is located. The aim of the project is to address the broad public that walks by on this luxurious avenue and to use this space for a dialogue of artists with the public.

We hope that the WINDOWS ON MADISON will offer a space for contacts and exchanges between Czech and American art communities and become another attraction on the Museum Mile.

Terreform ONE

The first project poses the question “What is the future of the future? ” and confronts passersby with the statement “Yesterday we dreamt about the future, today the future dreams about us”.

The project originated in collaboration between the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, which recently organized the exhibition The Future of the Future, and the New York group of architects, designers and scientists called Terreform One. Two windows on Madison Ave. display Terreform’s designs for future means of transportation in New York City and other big cities, such as the SOFT Jetpack and the SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus.


American Society of Landscape Architects 2010 Expo in DC

Lecture - Mowing to Growing: Rethinking the American Lawn Featured Speakers: Maria Aiolova, LEED AP, and Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE http://www.asla.org/2010meeting/edSessionsSun1.html


Science is Culture

Seed Media Group has announced that the Seed Salon with Thomas E. Lovejoy and Mitchell Joachim has just been printed as part of Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Culture. Harper Perennial, 2010. I'm very glad to be a part of this important book, and extend my warmest regards to Adam Bly and Seed.

The Prague Post: Viewing the present through the future

Prague Post, by Caroline Korsawe

DOX exhibition is part of an international art trend that is looking ahead.

"Joachim embraces the future by specializing in dreaming up environmentally sustainable cities. He is part of Terreform ONE, a nonprofit group specializing in such themes.

With the majority of the world's population now living in cities, Joachim believes it is important to understand the consequences human civilization has on the world's ecosystems. He designed a future model of Brooklyn for the DOX exhibition."


Imaginarium exhibition in Berlin w/ Terreform 1

Studio Lukas Feireiss and Tomorrow's Thoughts Today with Luis Berríos-Negrón cordially invite you to the Imaginarium – Thursday, 02. September 2010, 19:00 – 2 A+P/A, AMID (Cero9), Rachel Armstrong, Tuur van Balen, Christoph DM Barlieb, Philip Beesley, Friedrich von Borries, Vincent Callebaut, Revital Cohen Oliver Croy and Oliver Elser, Justine Cooper, Ecosistema urbano, Eric Ellingsen, Love Enqvist, finsterwalderarchitekten, Vincent Fournier, Lynn Fox, Terunobu Fujimori, Thomas Grünfeld, Ilkka Halso, Husos with Francisco Amaro, Theo Jansen, Christian Kerrigan, Greg Lynn, Ton Matton, Jürgen Mayer H., Lucy McRae, Achim Menges, Nomadisch Grün, Anton Markus Pasing, Phillipe Rahm, Francois Roche, Christiane Sauer, Terreform 1, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, The Why Factory, Triptyque, Mas Yendo, Liam Young. The Imaginarium is part of the exhibition 'Examples to Follow! Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability' curated by Adrienne Goehler. September 3 - October 10, 2010; Tue - Sun 12 -8 pm, Thu 12 -10 pm, closed on Mondays Uferhallen, Uferstrasse 8-11, 13357 Berlin-Wedding, www.z-n-e.info


Digital Art opening at Google Inc. Mitchell Joachim

Exhibit: Digital Art @ Google: We Write This To You From The Distant Future Google and The Project Room for New Media at Chelsea Art Museum (CAM) in New York launched an exhibition program, Digital Art @Google NYC to engage Googlers with the art world and promote creativity with digital technology. This is a multi-media exhibition of work by visionary creators in the arts and sciences that focuses on a future world imagined and possible to build. Included in the exhibition are Mark Amerika, Rachel Armstrong, Marc Barasch, Ed Bilous, etoy, Mitchell Joachim, Eduardo Kac, StudioIMC-Tunick/Elston/Schiller, Jack Toolin/C5, Marina Zurkow, Google UK, Clean Energy 2030, Andrew Senior, Cordero/Senior/Weston. Thank You: Nina Colosi Opening: August 20, 6 – 8pm RSVP required Location:Google, Inc. 75 Ninth Avenue, NYC http://www.chelseaartmuseum.org/digitalartatgoogle/


Dr. Joachim on Greener Living wtih Dr. G.

Dr. J. was a guest on the radio with Greener Living with Dr. G. A Healthy Home/Healthy Planet Radio Show, WTIC 1080.


Mitchell Joachim in book on biological innovation

How to Catch a Robot Rat: When Biology Inspires Innovation by Agnès Guillo, Jean-Arcady Meyer, Susan Emanuel (Translator), The MIT Press, pp. 18, 20, plate 2.


Aspen Environment Forum; Mitchell Joachim

Panel Presentation - Making a U Turn: Steering Away from Planetary Limits at the 2010 Aspen Environment Forum Sponsored by National Geographic and The Aspen Institute. Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor, NYU Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor for the Environment, National Geographic Magazine Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center Jon Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment (IonE), University of Minnesota Eric Sundquist, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey A recent Stockholm University study on biophysical “planetary boundaries” by 28 scientists posits that the planet’s capacity to recover from human-induced shocks already has been pushed into dangerous territory in several key areas, including biodiversity loss and nitrogen pollution. What does this study tell us about sustainably managing our demands on earth, and how effectively can its insights guide us away from danger zones? Even with the knowledge in hand do we have the will to avoid calamity? http://www.aspenenvironment.org/speakers/bio/83/294/mitchell-joachim


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim: The future is not what it used to be. While this saying has already entered popular culture, its implications began to dawn on us only recently. The notion of "future" was central to Modernism, but in the late 20th century it ceased to be the driver of the Western world. In recent decades, questions of the past, of memory and identity, instead emerged as dominant in our society. http://www.doxprague.org/en/exhibition?38/about


Surface Magazine: Transport Issue

"Road Map To Tomorrow," cover story with Yves Behar - fuseproject, Mike Simonian - Mike & Maaike, and Mitchell Joachim - Terreform ONE, interview by Tim McKeough, Surface Magazine, #83, July/Aug. 2010, pp. 40-45. Special Thank You: Dan Rubinstein.


Popular Science: Mitchell Joachim

Popular Science magazine cover story: Future of The Environment, Mitchell Joachim, The Urban Remodeler, by John Bradley, pp. cover, 7, 46-47, July 2010.
Mitchell Joachim's Eco-City by Nick Kaloterakis


MIT Car at Cooper-Hewitt

National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum, MIT City Car MIT CityCar, prototype. William J. Mitchell, Ryan Chin, William Lark Jr., Raul-David Poblano, Peter Schmitt and Philip Angus Liang, Smart Cities, MIT Media Laboratory, with Mitchell Joachim and Franco Vairani, MIT Department of Architecture, and Andres Sevtsuk, MIT Planning.


Next City Symposium

NEXT CITY: The LMN Symposium on Design and Urbanization, "Speculative Urbanism: Research and Visualization". Keynote – Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE, Friday, May 14, 20106:30 p.m., Kane Hall 120, UW Seattle Panel Presentations and Discussion: Nancy Levinson (Editor, Places), Richard M. Sommer (University of Toronto), Adam Yarinsky, FAIA (Architecture Research Office), and moderator Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington). Special Thank You: Dean Daniel S. Friedman


Ecological Urbanism book published

"Envisioning Ecological Cities," Mitchell Joachim, Ecological Urbanism, Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lars Müller Publishers, 2010.


Harper's Meat House

Harper's Magazine; Squeal Estate by Heather Smith Interview with Mitchell Joachim and Oliver Medvedik on the In Vitro Meat House.
pp. front cover & 21-23, May 2010. http://harpers.org/subjects/HeatherSmith