LIVE: Framing the Future: Art, Tech and What We'll Become.
Fred Dust, Partner IDEO
Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder
Derek Thompson, Senior Editor The Atlantic
program will feature immersive content and large-scale art
installations that bring to life transformative tech in fields like
health, urban design, energy and the environment.
Terreform ONE has WON 1st Place for the International Architecture Awards (IAA) 2015 in Urban Design.
Jury included: Jing Liu (SO-IL), Preston Scott Cohen (USA), Keith Griffiths (Chairman, Aedas), Weichi Chen (Perkins Eastman), Gurjit Singh Matharoo (India).
Russell, Beverly, Maddox Eva, and Farooq Ameen (eds). “Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE,” Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century, Images Publishing, 2015. pp. 220-225.http://imagespublishing.com/products/fifty-under-fifty-innovators-of-the-21st-century
"A Century of Ecological Innovation," Mitchell Joachim, 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow, Chris Luebkeman (ed.), AD (Architectural Design), Wiley, July/Aug. No. 236, pp. 68-73, 135.
The Atlantic, Alana Semuels, July/August 2015 Issue
"How to Stop Humans From Filling the World With Trash"
From the article: Skyscrapers Made of Garbage
We already turn water bottles into fleece, plastic bags into deck material, roofing into pavement. But ideas abound for more-futuristic forms of recycling. Mitchell Joachim, a co-founder of Terreform ONE, a design firm based in New York, proposes crushing trash and molding it into Tetris‑esque blocks that we could use to build islands and skyscrapers. Joachim’s firm has created architectural plans for a 53-story tower made with the waste New Yorkers produce in 24 hours. A group in Guatemala called Pura Vida is already working on a low-tech version of the same idea; it promotes the use of a building material it calls an “eco-block”—just a plastic bottle stuffed with trash—that it says makes for excellent insulation and is safe in earthquakes.
Joachim, of Terreform ONE, says the planned obsolescence of products should be outlawed. So-called extended-producer-responsibility laws could require manufacturers to fund and manage the recycling of their goods so that the private sector, rather than the public, is responsible for products at the end of their life, giving companies an incentive to make their products last longer. The beginning of the cycle, not the end, might be when we can most effectively eliminate trash.