New Scientist magazine; Mitchell Joachim

"Grow your own home with ancient and modern tech"
By Tiffany O'Callaghan, CultureLab editor.
"An architect and designer with a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mitchell Joachim is the founder of the non-profit green design group Terreform ONE and a leader in the "urbaneering" movement, which invites communities to participate in urban design projects. His latest project is a collaboration between architects and biologists to construct a biosynthetic seat. New Scientist talked to him about experimenting with synthetic biology, his controversial "meat house" project and whether one day we'll be able to grow our own homes - and villages."



I-Park Foundation with Mitchell Joachim

I-Park symposium on ephemeral art and architecture. This discussion is the culmination of a 2-week residency involving architects, poets, artists and graphic designers from Open City and the I-Park Foundation, CT.
Maya Cochrane  (Visual Artist/Architect, United Kingdom) 
Carlos Covarrubias Fernandez (Poet, Chile)
Ralph Crispino, Jr. (I-Park Founder, U.S.) 
Jose Balcells Eyquem (Sculptor, Chile)Mitchell Joachim (Architect, Terreform 1, U.S.)
Noemie Lafaurie-Debany (Landscape Architect, Balmori Associates, France/U.S.)

David Jolly Monge (Architect, Chile)
Isabel Reyes Nettle (Architect, Chile)

Tim Tsang (Composer/Musician/Performer/Producer/Remix Artist/Video Artist, Hong Kong/U.S.)

Jose Balcells Eyquem (Ciudad Abierta Founding Member/Sculptor, Chile)
        Reading the Poetic Conditions of a Place
Noemie Lafaurie-Debany (Landscape Architect, Balmori Associates, France/U.S.)
        Making Temporary Landscapes
Magnus Larsson (Architect/Journalist, Sweden/United Kingdom)
        Beyond Biomimicry: Three Ephemeral Cities
Roger Tomalty (Architect/Senior Assistant to Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti, U.S.)
       Earth Casting: Forming Thin Shell Concrete onto the Arizona Desert Surface
Mark West (Architect/Product Designer, Canada)
        Holding Time.


Making Space panel with Mitchell Joachim

University of Pennsylvania School of Design Fall 2012 Lecture Series
Featuring John McMorrough, David Fano, Jared Della Valle, Inga Saffron, Jamer Hunt, David Belt, Mitchell Joachim, Aaron Levy, Bill Adair, John Peterson, Daniel D'Oca, Sierra Bainbridge, Christine Gaspar, Toni Griffin, Maurice Cox, Ray Gastil, Ryan Gravel, Lloyd Alter, Tim Love, Matthew Passmore, Jonathan Jackson, Rory Hyde, Cliff Pearson, Diana Lind, & invited guests.


Wired Magazine: The cities of the future will be grown, not built

"The cities of the future will be grown, not built"
Written by Ian Steadman
Edited by Liat Clark
"...cities of the future will have waste-to-energy plants, not shopping malls or churches, at their centre, according to urban designer Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE."
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Gen2Seat: Genetic Generation Seat

At Terreform ONE and Genspace the emergence of citizen biotech must be seen within the broader context of advanced technologies becoming ever more readily available to individuals and groups. With that availability, comes enhanced opportunities to develop new ideas. We have produced the first full-scale synthetic biological chair entitled; Genetic Generation Seat or Gen2Seat. At IGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) competition, we have genetically engineered the naturally occurring bacterium Acetobacter xylinum. This bacterium secretes copious amounts of cellulose, which can then be harvested and used directly as a building material. Alternatively, our goal is to create a novel strain that can also secrete the biopolymer chitin, which is normally produced by arthropods, such as insects and crustaceans. In addition, we fused mycelium blocks with the modified acetobactor to create a new biopolymer.  Applying the tools of synthetic biology, alongside other biological disciplines, such as microbiology and tissue engineering, will allow us to create products more organically, with minimal waste and energy expenditure.
Authors: Terreform ONE + Genspace, Mitchell Joachim, Oliver Medvedik, Melanie Fessel, Maria Aiolova, Ellen Jorgenson, Shruti Grover, James Schwartz, Josue Ledema, Tania Doles, Philip Weller, Greg Pucillo, Shivina Harjani, Jesse Hull.
Media: biopolymer of acetobacter, chitin, mycelium.
20"x 21"x 14".

Support/ Consultation: Ecovative Design LLC, Suzanne Lee and BioCouture.
Sponsor: NYU Gallatin.   


DLD London, Mitchell Joachim

DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital media,  science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration.  
DLDcities: 21st September 2012, London
The conference tackles the topic of sustainable urbanization and tries to discover how to build "smarter" cities for a better future. www.dld-cities.com

Governors Hook Urbaneering

Future City of Governors Island + Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel. Hubert Studio, Christian Hubert. ONE Lab 2012.


Forum For Urban Design Fellow; Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE is a Nonprofit Fellow of the FFUD.  The Forum, based in New York City, engages its fellows through programs and publications that promote awareness of contemporary urban design’s best practices and greatest challenges.