Bio City Map on POSTmatter and The Creators Project

POSTmatter; "The lurid bacterial visuals are created by using genetically modified, colour tagged E.coli, taking fluorescent genes normally found in jellyfish and sea anemones and inserting them into the bacterial DNA. It sounds menacing, and certainly plays to our collective fears of an impending bio-hacked Armageddon, but it’s precisely these complex ideas surrounding technological progress and its potential threat that the Terreform ONE team is bringing to the surface." -- Jonathan Openshaw http://postmatter.com/#/currents/bio-city-map/ 

New Bio City Map of a Renewable Energy Power Grid for a Planet with Open Geopolitical Boarders - Free Power for All People for Life from Sun, Wind, Geothermal, Biomass, and Hydro sources.
See also: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/world-map-installation-uses-e-coli-and-jellyfish-proteins-to-illuminate-our-population-in-2100


Mitchell Joachim Exhibition with Terreform ONE in Toronto

Exhibit - Biological Urbanism: An Opera of Disciplines from Architecture, Landscape, Urban Design, Biology, Engineering and Art. 
Lisa Deanne Smith, Curator, Onsite [at] OCAD U is engaged in a cultural practice that moves between multiple mediums — art, curating, writing and arts administration — exploring issues of voice, experience and power. Recent curatorial projects at Onsite [at] OCAD University include No Dull Affairs: Karen Lofgren, Vanessa Maltese, Jillian McDonald; Ads for People: Selling Ethics in the Digital Age; and I Wonder: Marian Bantjes. She received an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Terreform ONE: Mitchell Joachim, Nurhan Gokturk, Melanie Fessel, Maria Aiolova, and Oliver Medvedik. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Free and Open to the General Public. see: http://archinode.com/terreform-brochure.pdf


Mitchell Joachim and Terreform in We Demain, France

Christelle GĂ©rand, "Et si l'on faisait pousser les maisons comme des plantes ?" We Demain, No. 5, pp. 136-141. http://www.wedemain.fr/


Terreform ONE at Navy Yard PechaKucha

BROOKLYN – New York City is at the front end of a technological manufacturing revolution that starts in Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Duggal Greenhouse hosts PechaKucha 14, an evening that brings together the thinkers and backers of the NYC ManRev (manufacturing revolution) to explain the near future. PechaKucha features plenty of familiar, successful faces: 3rd Ward, Northside Film Festival, MakerBot, Shapeways, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, New Lab. Plus a dozen entrepreneurs and scholars who are generating change, studying and improving on the plan.

NYU Environmental Studies Lecture - Future of Ecological Cities

Global warming effects pose new challenges to the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design communities. The immediate response has been a turn toward a host of energy-saving technologies. What has rarely been addressed, however, is the problem of scale. How can designers make sure that global solutions do not come at the expense of local traditions, cultures, and environments? By placing human rational, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, this seminar proposes a new global design initiative for the future of our cities. The aim is to develop a language of design that can create proximity between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis. The featured projects showcase leading-edge innovations at multiple scales. NYU Environmental Studies Department Lecture - Louise Harpman & Mitchell Joachim on the Future of Ecological Cities. Mitchell Joachim and Louise Harpman will present various ways in which their designs reformat the unfortunate separation between humans and the natural world, followed by a discussion led by Peder Anker.
Global Design NYU is the research and design laboratory founded by Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim.  Their forthcoming book, Global Design (to be published in the spring of 2014) is based on the Global Design New York University GDNYU exhibitions and symposia hosted in New York (2011) and London (2012).  


NRC Next, Made by Bacteria, Terreform ONE

Tamar Stelling, "Made by Bacteria," NRC Next, Rotterdam. Oct. 1st, 2013.
Translation (DRAFT) from Dutch printed publication;
"How do we get the eleven billion people who inhabit the earth by 2100 happy, but also sustainable? It is a question that plagues many designers. But, walking through the exhibition in The New Institute in Rotterdam on Biodesign, it seems a possible in the realm of microbes." Overpopulation: "First let's chart how large the population problem is exactly, the curator of Biodesign and author of the book of the same, William Myers had thought. The exhibition opens with the unprecedented work Bio City Map of American art -collective Terreform ONE. A projection of the world map on an expanded, regular icosahedron grid hangs from the ceiling. Each triangular face is a kind of mountain in 3D that a future population density of that area displays. On the back of the system is hanging twenty five petri dishes with two layers of fully-grown, red and green bio-fluorescent E. coli bacteria.""We want to study the population growth in twenty-five big cities with mathematical models, but by looking at how bacteria would breed within the limits of the city," explains Mitchell Joachim, co-founder of Terreform ONE."" The analog study of the growth of bacteria produces potentially more unexpected behavior results in a simulation of growth than in a computer - model." The bacterial growth projections are projected on the wall. Green E.coli indicates the current population of an area, red E.coli is future excesses. How do all those polluting people live later?" 
Living home: "But why stop at a living facade? Terraform ONE opens up a whole house for living, the Fab Tree Hab, with load - bearing walls of living trees."