The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture with Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture by Charissa Terranova and Meredith Tromble 

Part 1: Biologies and Architectural Histories 1. The Biocentric Bauhaus Oliver Botar 2. Biology in Architecture Anna P. Sokolina 3. Birds of a Feather Hadas Steiner 4. The Dwelling-Garden Dyad in Twentieth-Century Affordable Housing Sarah Bonnemaison 5. Ourboros Architecture Peder Anker 6. Architectures of Aliveness Marie-Pier Boucher 7. Gene in Context Christina Cogdell 

Part 2: Biologies and Architectural Theories and Practices 8. Bio City Map and Plug-In Ecology Mitchell Joachim 9. Hylozoic Series Philip Beesley 10. Architecture and Living Matter(s) Zenovia Toloudi 11. Morphogenesis and Design Sara Franceschelli 12 Microecologies of the Built Environment Ted Krueger 13. Your Rotten Future Will Be Great Philip Ross 

Part 3: Biologies and Art Histories 14. The Epigenetic Landscape of Art and Science c. 1950 Charissa Terranova 15. Mind Matrix Dawna Schuld16. Fantastic Voyage and Other Scales of Wonder Patricia Olynyk 17. Animal Art (1987) and the Split Origins of Bioart Arnaud Gerspacher 18. 'An Eccentric Kind of Teaching Machine' Margo Handwerker19. Underwater Music Stefan Helmreich 20. Racial Technologies in the Time of Black Cyborgnetic Consciousness Poe Johnson 

Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices 21. Evolutionary Yarns in Seahorse Valley Sophia Roosth 22. Vital Tissue Constructs Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr 23. Demonstratable Plasticity Jennifer Johung 24. Investigating the Ethical and Practical Limits of BioartAnna Dumitriu 25. From Materiality to Machines Dorothy Santos 26. The Sixth Element Brittany Ransom 27. A Longing in Our Hearts Meredith Tromble 28. Self-Portrait of the Artist Meditating on Death Jane Prophet 29. Piper in the Woods Kathy High 30. Axioms on Art and Gene Action Adam Zaretsky.


Urban Tangle: 2,000 City Grid Fragments Connected by the Public with Terreform ONE

Urban Tangle: Make It Together Network City Map. 2,000 City Grid Fragments Connected by the Public - Terreform ONE

Our project consists of hundreds of machine-milled components made from fragments of city maps. All the physical map elements correspond to variable grid patterns and street patterns of NYU's Global Network sites and three main campuses. Each participating person is asked to build his or her own map of NYU from the randomized city-grid fragments. No answer is wrong, instead it’s a three dimensional artifact of collective memories made of multiple recollections while exploring NYU sites. From Shanghai to New York every student and faculty has a different experience of his or her time at NYU.  This combinatorial sculpture serves as a spatial expression of our multi-cultural and diverse locales. Based on Situationist theory, this mapping concept is a primary method of stabilizing what was referred to as the “spectacle.” It is a compositional assembly of pre-made situations, meant to be collectively composed. These physical moments of life are deliberately fabricated for the purpose of rekindling and shadowing authentic desires, feeling the sensation of life and adventure, and the liberation of routine activities in cities. Our map project is a three dimensional version of a specific Situationist product otherwise called, Psychogeography. Here, psychogeography invented by Guy Debord in 1955 is the, “study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” We have moved beyond their original works to celebrate NYU in a similar experiential manner. Yet we still give homage to the achievements of the Situationist International arts group. 

Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Matthew Mitchell, Mat Sokol, Shandor Hassan, Molly Ritmiller, Jasmine Hwang, Janghee Lee, Liana Grobstein.


NYU Public Art Terreform ONE

MAKE IT TOGETHER - Discover the serious art of play, and join others in the NYU community to create a public piece of communal art. Gallatin and Tisch Professor Mitchell Joachim, inventor and designer and co-president of Terreform ONE, has created the opportunity. We need you to make it real and make it together. SEPT. 21-22nd @ NYU Schwartz Plaza West 4th Street


Hydro Event with Mitchell Joachim

Keynote lecture at Norsk Hydro, Oslo

Domus Feature: Insect Farm, Terreform ONE


Cricket Shelter, New York City, US Program: modular edible insect farm Design: Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE Team: Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel, Felipe Molina, Matthew Tarpley, Jiachen Xu, Lissette Olivares, Cheto Castellano, Shandor Hassan, Christian Hamrick, Ivan Fuentealba, Sung Moon, Kamila Varela, Yucel Guven, Chloe Byrne, Miguel Lantigua-Inoa, Alex Colard Sponsor: Art Works for Change Year: 2016