The NYU Gallatin Climate Change Initiative: A Conference

Co-sponsored by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Anthropology, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, and The Climate Working Group
When it comes to climate change, the work of scientists is conclusive: in the past half-century, that work has produced a widely accepted consensus that the planet is warming and that humans are responsible. Though scientists must continue to monitor the amount of warming and to track its effects, climate change is a complex problem whose unfolding will reach beyond such analysis. Recognizing this, scholars in fields other than the natural sciences have recently begun to mobilize their disciplinary expertise to respond to climate change.


Tallinn Architecture Biennale - TAB with Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim

bioTallinn is the theme for TAB 2017 curated by architect, urban designer, and ecologist Claudia Pasquero. Symposium participants include; 

Raul Järg, Chairman or the Estonian Centre of Architecture, and Co-Director of TAB.

Lucy Bullivant PhD, curator, author. Place vision strategist and founder/creative director of Urbanista.org.

Bart Lootsma, historian, theoretician, critic and curator in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts, Dean and Professor for Architectural Theory at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Innsbruck.

Marco Poletto, architect and co-founder, ecoLogicStudio, London.

Marcos Cruz, architect, Professor of Innovative Environments, the Bartlett, UCL (University College London) Faculty of the Built Environment, London, and founding director, biotA Lab, UCL.

Matias del Campo, Taubman College - University of Michigan

Mitchell Joachim PhD, architect, co-founder, Terreform ONE, NYC, and Associate Professor at NYU.

Exhibits and talks by Rachel Armstrong, 
Areti Markopoulou, Alisa Andrasek, Maj Plemenitas, Edouard Cabay, Heather Barnett, Emmanouel Zaroukas, Renee Puusepp, Gilles Retsin and more.



DETAIL Congress: Transformation - Architecture in Change in Frankfurt

Society is changing, and so is urban space. Individualization, hybridization, and fragmentation processes are also increasingly manifest in the physical space: shopping malls, urban entertainment centers, gated communities, urban gardening, community housing and gentrification processes characterize and alter the urban space. Architects, city planners and the municipal administration must, therefore, reflect the status quo critically and shape change. For urban space is only viable if the stock is intelligently transformed and the new is integrated sensitively. Strategic strategies for urban, rural and infrastructure, which are resilient and socially compatible, are necessary.

Birgitte Bundesen Svarre, Gehl Architects, Kopenhagen
Julien Callot, lacaton & vassal, Paris
Martin Haas, haascookzemmrich STUDIO2050, Stuttgart
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, New York
Caroline Nagel, COBE Architects, Kopenhagen
Tobias Nolte, Certain Measures, Berlin/Boston
Alexander Rieck, Fraunhofer-Institut, Stuttgart
Rudi Scheuermann, ARUP, Berlin
Christian Veddeler, UNStudio, Amsterdam; in Kooperation mit MDT-tex


New book: School of the Earth 2061

Anker, Peder and Mitchell Joachim (eds.) School of the Earth: Gallatin Reimagined 2061, CreateSpace.

School of the Earth is a vision for what the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University should be like in 2061 at Albert Gallatin's 300th birthday. The envisioned new school is designed with our planet in mind. It is a building designed to fit the local ecosystem. This book was born from a dedicated class of students lead by professors Peder Anker and Mitchell Joachim. Humans have done enough taking, the students argue, and it is time to start giving back. Giving back to our planet and each other. The world is more connected than ever before and it is only going to become increasingly more intertwined and complicated. School of the Earth is about the necessity of connection, not only from human to human but between nature and people as well. The new vision for the Gallatin School is complete with visionary images and a model created to educate students and the public that not only is it possible for humans to exist while giving back, but that we can help make the planet a better, healthier place for the future as well.