Motherboard's survey of 100+ experts regarding the future with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Motherboard/ Vice by Becky Ferreira
We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future. 
Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.

Mitchell Joachim, associate professor of practice at New York University and co-founder of Terreform ONE:

Fear: Species extinction, at the rate of one organism per every five minutes. Most of this is because of human activity and overdevelopment. As an architect and urban designer, I feel responsible for this travesty. We need to stop extinction by all means necessary. 

Hope: Humankind created most of this problem and therefore humankind has the power to stop it. 



Evolve Arena lecture in Oslo w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Evolve Arena - Oslo, Norway
Resilient and Regenerative Cities
Keynote: The End of Extinction
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE
Conversation: People vs. Technology:
Liam Young
Camilla Moneta, NAL
Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE
Moderator: Camilla Gramstad



Ambiguous Territory at Pratt Manhattan Gallery with Terreform ONE

Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural:
This exhibition assembles over forty contemporary architects, artists, and landscape architects whose work challenges the division between the built and the natural environment. In the Anthropocene epoch, humans have been fundamentally displaced from a place of privilege, philosophically as well as experientially. Western civilization’s traditional distinctions between nature and culture have eroded. Ambiguous Territory asks, can art and design avail new ways to approach contemporary challenges regarding the environment? What new worlds, and what new concepts of nature and culture can art and design reveal that other modes of inquiry and knowledge cannot?

Including - Ellie Abrons, Paula Gaetano Adi & Gustavo Crembil, amid.cero9, Amy Balkin, Philip Beesley, Ursula Biemann, The Bittertang Farm, Edward Burtynsky, Bradley Cantrell, Brian Davis, Design Earth, Mark Dion, Lindsey French, Formlessfinder, Adam Fure, Future Cities Lab, Michael Geffel, Geoarchitecture @ Westminster, Geofutures @ Rensselaer Architecture, Harrison Atelier, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Lisa Hirmer, Lydia Kallipoliti & Andreas Theodoridis, Perry Kulper, Sean Lally, Landing Studio, Lateral Office & LCLA, LiquidFactory, Meredith Miller & Thom Moran, NaJa & deOstos, NEMESTUDIO, Mark Nystrom, Office for Political Innovation, OMG, The Open Workshop, pneumastudio, Rachele Riley, Alexander Robinson, RVTR, Smout Allen, smudge studio, Neil Spiller, Terreform ONE, Unknown Fields, and Marina Zurkow.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor New York, NY 10011
Gallery hours Monday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM Thursday until 8 PM


Lecture at Florida International University w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Design Against Extinction by Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE
Department of Architecture Lecture Series
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building, Miami, Florida



Brooklyn Tech Week w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Laura Jay, Regional Director, C40 
Allison Dring, CEO, Made of Air
John Lee Dir. Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency 
Mitchel Joachim, Associate Professor NYU and Co-Founder Terreform ONE
Dazza Greenwood, MIT Media Lab
Moderator - Rodrigo Bautista, Principal Change Designer, Forum for the Future



Anti-Extinction Instrument, Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim, Georine Pierre.

Anti-Extinction Instrument
Approximately every seven minutes our world is suffering the loss of an entire species. This far exceeds the natural rate of extinction associated with evolution. Although species loss is a biological phenomenon, it occurs at an organic background frequency of about one to five species in a given year. Scientific researchers think we are now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural background level, with objectively dozens going extinct every day. According to the WWF since the 1970s over 50% of known organisms on this planet have disappeared permanently. Contrasting the mass extinction occurrences of geological time, the present-day extinction difficulty is one for which a singular species - humankind - appears to be almost entirely accountable. Modern causes of extinction are arguably well known and can be reversed. Although reversal of this extinction event requires new leadership, stringent government regulations, global sustainable practices, and equitable businesses models to move society forward. Some of the primary causes of species loss are habitat fragmentation, industrial agriculture, human over-population, rampant deforestation, and poaching. Our Anti-Extinction Instrument is an enormously sized architectural provocation to ward off these festering problems. The sheer scope of the instrument reflects the colossal scale of the problem. The design is roughly similar to ten or more NASA Kennedy Space Center crawler-transporters/ rocket lunch pads. The tracked pads are daisy chained together in sections and move as one composite unit. Each one of these ten pad sections is 130 ft. in length, 114 ft. in width and weighs over 6,000,000 lbs. It gradually moves across landfills (or similar devastated territory) and regenerates the land underneath into productive green elements. Think of it as a kind of goliath self-sufficient iRobot Roomba vacuum. Instead of just extracting waste it upcycles and processes the unearthed resources onboard. After the various material nutrients are successfully filtered and restored the instrument continually replants them in its wake. It leaves behind a complex trail of transformed waste components such as; wind turbines, solar panels, algae farms, geothermal wells, reconstituted wetlands, fresh waterways, forested ribbons, woodland patches, wildlife corridors, permaculture zones and more. On top of the whole deployable device is a literal village of green manufacturing facilities. We imagined the Anti-Extinction Instrument to be an ultra-healthy land printer powered by a matrix of natural resources. The conclusive step of the land printing process is the celebrated finishing/ rewilding phase. After the land is regenerated it is populated with all kinds of locally adapted living creatures. Remote controlled stewards carefully place insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and various mammals and etc. into the freshly primed territory.     


Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

New Book: Davina Jackson, Data Cities: How satellites are transforming architecture and design, Lund Humphries, 2018. pp. 5, 149. Terreform ONE, Cricket Shelter + Farm.


TED Talks at DuPont for TechCon w/ Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE, TED Institute Talk at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware.


Discovery Place Museum - Lecture w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

One Night Wonder: Future Shock Find out what the future holds Join us for Discovery Place’s annual celebration of science and discover what the future may hold! Explore the future of how we live, work and play through a series of one-night-only, hands-on Science Salon experiences throughout the Museum. Dream about what is to come and see innovation in action as you hear from Mitchell Joachim, one of the world’s top innovators and designers.



Center for Architecture - COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES & CULTURE Panel

Center for Architecture - Panel Talk

Global Design NYU (GDNYU) formed COLLAPSE: CLIMATE, CITIES and CULTURE, a traveling international exhibition between New York and Berlin that focuses on the design community’s response to environmental extremes. The participants used architectural models, design prototypes, drawings, and videos to propose future scenarios to improve the health and well-being of our fragile planet and all of its occupants. We will hold a panel discussion in reference to the exhibit with Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Maider Llaguno-Munitxa, Mark Foster Gage, Julia Watson, Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim.




Gallatin Today, Changing the Conversation w/ Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Mitchell Joachim, Changing the Conversation: Gallatin Climate Change Initiative, Gallatin Today, NYU, pp. 2-5

UmweltDialog Magazine with Fab Tree Hab

Lucas Beesten, "Es kommt Leben in die Hutte," UmweltDialog, Aug. p. 78-79, 2018.

Design Intelligence Interview with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Bob Fisher, 2Q edition of DesignIntelligence Quarterly "Design Thinking for a Better World: Interview with Mitchell Joachim" DesignIntelligence LLC 2018, pp. 36-39.


School of the Earth with Terreform ONE

School of the Earth: NYU Gallatin 2061
Terreform ONE: Mitchell Joachim, Peder Anker, 
Karim Ahmed, Gary Chung, Nicholas Gervasi, Kristina Goncharov, Aleksandr Plotkin, Nunnapat “Spencer” Ratanavanh


Collapse: Climate, Cities and Culture an Exhibition with Global Design New York University

Global Design NYU Exhibit: June 12th-29th! Opening Party June 13th, The Gallatin Galleries, New York University at 1 Washington Place, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Participating Architects/ Artists:
AGENCY, Alejandro Zaera Alexander Felson, Anna Dyson, Archi-Tectonics, Axel Kilian, Carl Skelton, DESIGN EARTH, Experimental Architecture Group, Fernanda Canales, Forrest Meggers, Ghiora Aharoni Design St Harrison Atelier, Jenny Sabin Studio, Julia Watson Studio REDE, Louise Harpman__PROJECTS, Ma Llaguno-Munitxa, Mark Foster Gage Architects, Mark Shepard and Moritz Stefaner, MASS Design Group, Mathur/Da Cunha, Mitch McEwen, Mitchell Joachim, NADAAA, nea Studio, Nurhan Goktu Patrick Nash, Peder Anker, pneumastudio/Cathryn Dwyre + Chris Perry, Rhett Russo, SITE @ Prin University, SO-IL, Terreform ONE, WXY, Young & Ayata.




Transforming the DNA of the Built Environment w/ Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

Transforming the DNA of the Built Environment is a two-part meeting held in the Spring and Fall of 2018 to kick off a collaboration between The Center for Ecosystems in Architecture at Yale (CEA) and New Lab. In Spring 2018, we will meet to discuss new strategies for linking systems for energy, water, air, food, and material life cycles through the mission of emergency housing, which will be the subject of a 36-month research, development, and demonstration project. In Fall 2018, we will meet to tackle the innovative ways in which new DNA for materials, devices, and integrated systems could lead to fundamentally different infrastructural models for distributing resources at the urban and district scales.

David Belt, New Lab CEO
Cas Holloway, Bloomberg LP Global Head of Technical Operations

Daniel Gross, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Chris Sharples, Founding Principal at SHoP Architects — HeliOptix
Jason Vollen, VP, High Performance Buildings Leader, AECOM
Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Enviroment, Princeton University
Berardo Matalucci, Co-Founder of MIMiC Systems

Doris Sung, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, DOSU Studio Architecture
Kipp Bradford, Research Scientist at CEA, Yale
Demetrios Comodromos, Founding Principal of METHOD Design
Aletheia Ida, Chair MS Arch EBT at University of Arizona

Susan Szenasy, Founding Editor of Metropolis Magazine
Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of UNC Charlotte, Ellinger DLR
Matt Gindlesparger, Visiting Professor at Philadelphia University
Ranjit Arpels-Josiah, Principal of Entertaining Health
Andrew Rosner, Managing Principal of Entertaining Health

Demetrios Comodromos, Owner and Partner of METHOD Design
Alan Organschi, Principal of Gray Organschi Architecture
Rebecca Lorenz, Senior Designer at SHoP Architects
Francis Bitonti, Founder of Studio Bitonti
Mae-Ling Lokko, CEO of Willow Technologies

Edward Roussel, Chief Innovation Officer at Dow Jones
Anna Dyson, Founding Director of Yale CEA and Hines Professor at Yale
Naomi Keena, Postdoc Associate at Yale CEA
Simone Rothman, CEO of Future Air
Alexandros Tsiamis, Acting Director at the Center for Architecture Science & Ecology at RPI

Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director of the Architectural League
Chris Sharples, Principal at SHoP Architects
Alan Organschi, Principal at Gray Organschi Architecture
Phil Bernstein, Associate Dean of the Yale School of Architecture
Anna Dyson, Founding Director of Yale CEA and Hines Professor at Yale
Leila Kamal, VP of Design and Expertise at EYP Architects
Mitchell Joachim, Co-President at Terreform ONE

Closing Remarks:
Kenneth A. Lewis, Partner at SOM
Deborah Berke, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture



Fast Company, Airports That Architects Want To Redesign, Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE.

Fast Company, "Airports That Architects Want To Redesign The Most", w/ Mitchell JoachimTerreform ONE.
If you could change any airport in the U.S., which would you choose? Co.Design posed the question to architects. By Jesus Diaz.


Collapse: Climate, Cities, & Culture Exhibit at NYU

New NYU Exhibit on "Collapse: Climate, Cities, & Culture" at The Gallatin Galleries for Global Design NYU on June 12th-29th with: AGENCY, Alejandro Zaera-PoloAnya Bokov, Anuradha Mathur/ Da Cunha, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Laura Kurgan, Fernanda Canales, Forrest Meggers, FUTURE GREEN, Ghiora Aharoni, Harrison Atelier, Ariane Lourie HarrisonJenny SabinJulia Nicole Watson, REDE, Kaja Kühl, Karen Holmberg, KieranTimberlake, Louise Harpman PROJECTS, Mark Shepard, MASS Design Group, Mitch Mcewen, Mitchell Joachim, n_Architects, Nader Tehrani, NEA Studio, Nina Edwards AnkerPeder Anker, Pneumastudio, Chris PerryCathryn DwyreRachel ArmstrongRania Ghosn, El Hadi Jazairy, DESIGN EARTH, Rhett Russo, SCAPE, Snarkitecture, Snohetta, SO-IL, Terreform ONE, Timur Dogan, Winka Dubbeldam, WXY. NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Urban Democracy Lab.


AERIAL FUTURES hosted by Terreform ONE at New Lab

AERIAL FUTURES: Urban Constellations explores airport-city interfaces as infrastructure, operating at a metropolitan scale. This think tank uses New York City as a case study to trigger responses across disciplines. Selected participants will reimagine airport constellations as a choreographed urban ecosystem that relies as much on architecture as it does on technology and data-driven design. Form follows information. New technologies – such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, real-time digital experiences, robotics, and autonomous vehicles – will transform the way aerial infrastructures look and feel in the future. This AERIAL FUTURES think tank will challenge our expectations about time in transit, wayfinding, security, and commerce; and exploring how technology will redefine disconnected landscapes into continuous, integrated urban airport systems.