Urban Digital Humanities: Design and Sustainability

The quest to design digital and real solutions to environmental problems will be the theme of three interdisciplinary presentations crossing the boundaries of the humanities, architecture, and engineering.

Micro dwellings: where the Quantified Self meets the Quantified Home
Louise Harpman
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Architecture for Crickets and Butterflies
Mitchell Joachim
Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Digital Pedagogy: School of the Earth, and more
Peder Anker
Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Moderated by Marion Thain, Director of Digital Humanities, NYU

Event Location: NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003.


Productive Green Model Blocks in the Resilient Circular Economy, Terreform ONE

View down SW Broadway as it cuts through the heart of downtown Portland OR, 1960. The parking lot just left of center will become Pioneer Courthouse Square a quarter-century later. Very few blocks have escaped change in the last 50 years.


Forbes Magazine Interview with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Alex Knapp interview with Mitchell Joachim, "Farming The Next Big Food Source: Crickets" Forbes, JAN. 30, 2018 @ 01:04 PM.

Terreform, a non-profit urban architecture and design group, has been working on a project to update a centuries-old technology: the emergency shelter. The organization's design goes beyond merely providing shelter from the elements. It's also a modular habitat for a food source that people can harvest: crickets.  "We didn't think you just needed a shelter," Terreform's Mitchell Joachim said. "You actually needed some level of food, sustenance farming, so that you can help get your family protein, especially after a big calamity."



Vouge UK Art Basel Miami with Terreform ONE

Julia Hobbs, "10 Things We Learned About Art Basel Miami", Vouge, UK, Sat. 9th Dec. 2107.  The Faena hotel on South Beach has a cricket farm for when the world runs out of protein, Terreform ONE.