6.02.2020

Material ConneXion with Mitchell Joachim, Terreform ONE

Materials for an Extreme Future: Webinar Series - Design Against Extinction

Microsoft Lecture Series: Mitchell Joachim - Design with Life


As part of Microsoft’s Sustainability Speaker Series, TED Fellow, ecological architect, and mad scientist Dr. Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE brings together a candid crowd of experts to talk about the future of sustainability and his mission to use the power of design to combat planetary extinction. His new book, Design With Life, written with his co-founder Maria Aiolova, looks at acts of ecological design that showcase the potential of designing with nature, not against it. From worm-eating styrofoam incinerators to butterfly sanctuary double-skin facades and cricket sex pods, Terreform One shows us some of their most radical visions for ecology’s role in the survival of our planet. Joachim and Aiolova will be joined by Dr. Peder Anker and author, Charles C. Mann, to discuss how biological processes can create resilient answers to tomorrow’s most pressing urban challenges. This talk is moderated by Paul Miller AKA DJ Spooky and sponsored by The Microsoft Garage.

Check out Actar Publishers or Amazon for your personal copy of Design With Life.

4.23.2020

Dezeen with Terreform ONE Mitchell Joachim

Dezeen Virtual Design Festival and Book Launch for Design with Life, Actar Publications.
VDF has teamed up with Terreform ONE: authors Mitchell Joachim, Julia Watson, Eran Chen and Paul Miller in a live discussion about sustainable design in a post-coronavirus world.
https://www.dezeen.com/vdf/terreform-one/

4.03.2020

IAAC BITS 9 Black Ecologies with Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

Black Ecologies Manuel Gausa, Areti Markopoulou, Jordi Vivaldi. Actar 2020.

The IAAC BITS journal is a collective container of knowledge developed by the Advanced Architecture Group of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. The journal collects material stimulating, promoting and developing research in the diverse areas of Advanced Architecture through a multi-disciplinary approach. With the 9th issue, IAAC BITS is entering a new editorial phase pushing research, generating dialogue and presenting novel ideas and solutions for the current global challenges.

http://actar.com/product/iaac-bits-9/?utm_source=Academic+Programmes+-+GDPR&utm_campaign=5ec49d9539-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_04_04_47_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8a1e590bcc-5ec49d9539-218277817&mc_cid=5ec49d9539&mc_eid=2e4a251743

2.27.2020

Humans of Construction with Mitchell Joachim Terreform ONE

Humans of Construction Exhibition at New York Build, Javits Center. Photography featuring the most influential and inspiring professionals working in New York's built environment. #NewYorkBuild
https://www.newyorkbuildexpo.com/humans-of-construction

2.26.2020

BOOK LAUNCH! Design with Life w/ Terreform ONE at Institute for Public Knowledge

BOOK LAUNCH! Design with Life: #Biotech #Architecture and #Resilient #Cities by Mitchell Joachim & Maria Aiolova / Terreform ONE with Paul D. Miller Actar Publishers
March 11th, at 6-8 PM
Institute for Public KnowledgeNYU
20 Cooper Sq, 2nd Floor 
New York, NY
http://actar.com/product/design-with-life/
https://ipk.nyu.edu/

2.14.2020

A New View, Terreform ONE wins project with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge


Terreform ONE’s entry uses mealworms to devour polystyrene waste.

The Bio-Informatic Digester is a machine in the garden that utilizes mealworms to eat styrofoam packaging from e-waste. At the base, the tesseract showcases mealworms devouring community donated styrofoam and at the top mycelium erodes over time to reveal the biodiversity graph and future projections of Camden, NJ. Tapping into Camden's roots as the first county in the state to mandate recycling, this project demonstrates a new method of biologically-driven recycling that can contribute to urban biodiversity. Furthermore, the project visualizes the often-unseen beneficial insect behavior in cities. Manifesting ecological routines into a visible spectacle is a utilitarian mechanism for building awareness and communicating intentions. Instead of burying or hiding urban metabolic infrastructure, reversing its presence is desirable. Foregrounding nature as an aestheticized and functional event in its myriad of forms is an excellent design objective. Giving citizens the capacity to see waste, energy or water systems in flux highlights their value and immediacy.

The winners are, Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, SLO Architecture; Athena Steen and Josh Sarantitis; Tyler FuQua Creations; The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson & Andy Moerlein; Erik James Montgomery; Tom Marchetty, The Factory Workers; DKLA Design and Terreform ONE: Mitchell Joachim, Vivian Kuan, Zack Saunders, Theo Dimitrasopoulos, Nicholas Gervasi, Connor Lee Lambrecht.

Camden Mayor Frank Moran, the City of Camden, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts on Jan. 31 announced the eight artists who will participate in “A New View,” a winning project selected for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge that has been awarded $1 million. 

The Bio-Informatic Digester is a machine in the garden that utilizes mealworms to eat styrofoam packaging from e-waste. At the base, the tesseract showcases mealworms devouring community-donated styrofoam and at the top, mycelium erodes over time to reveal the biodiversity graph and future projections of Camden, NJ. Tapping into Camden’s roots as the first county in the state to mandate recycling, this project demonstrates a new method of biologically-driven recycling that can contribute to urban biodiversity. Furthermore, the project visualizes the often-unseen beneficial insect behavior in cities. Manifesting ecological routines into a visible spectacle is a utilitarian mechanism for building awareness and communicating intentions. Instead of burying or hiding urban metabolic infrastructure, reversing its presence is desirable. This machine will show nature as an aestheticized and functional event in its myriad of forms. It will offer the community the capacity to see waste, energy or water systems in flux – highlighting their value and immediacy.

http://www.anewviewcamden.com/uploads/6/2/8/5/6285355/a_new_view_artist_guide_final_5.pdf

1.30.2020

Terreform ONE Bio-Informatic Digester at Eyes of the City, Shenzhen Biennale



The Bio-Informatic Digester is a machine in the garden that utilizes mealworms to eat styrofoam packaging from e-waste. At the base, the tesseract shaped white cube showcases mealworms devouring community donated styrofoam refuse. It erodes over time to reveal a pre-made graph of future zero-waste projections. Tapping into a new mandate of recycling, this project demonstrates a method of biologically-driven upcycling that can contribute to urban biodiversity. Furthermore, the project visualizes the often-unseen beneficial live insect behavior in cities. Manifesting ecological routines into a visible spectacle is a utilitarian mechanism for building awareness and communicating intentions. Instead of burying or hiding urban metabolic infrastructure, reversing its presence is desirable - the waste becomes compost. Foregrounding nature as an aestheticized and functional event in its myriad of forms is an excellent design objective. Giving citizens the capacity to see waste, energy or water systems in flux highlights their value and immediacy. - Terreform ONE, 2020, “Eyes of the City” Shenzhen Biennale 2019. 

http://eyesofthecity.net/monarch-sanctuary-bioinformatics/


Chief Curator:
Carlo Ratti
Academic Curator:
Politecnico di Torino – Michele Bonino
South China University of Technology (SCUT) – Sun Yimin
(South China-Torino Lab)
Executive Curators:
Daniele Belleri (CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati)
Edoardo Bruno (Politecnico di Torino)
Xu Haohao (SCUT)
Exhibition Venue Design:
Andrea Cassi
with James Schrader, Alberto Benetti, Niccolò Centrone, Pietro Franceschini, Serena Giardina, Rui Guan, Stephanie Lee, Federico Riches, Ina Sefgjini, Alessandro Servalli, Chenyu Xu
PRODUCTION & CONSTRUCTION
Freddy Curiél (Lapis Bureau)
Venue Project Manager
Liu Si
Special thanks to:
The Embassy of Italy in Beijing
The Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou
The Department of Architecture and Design (DAD) at Politecnico di Torino
INTE – International Affairs Area and China Center, Politecnico di Torino
Foundational Contributors:

Alessandro Armando, Ole Bouman, Yung Ho Chang, Thomas Chung, Giovanni Durbiano, Maurizio Vittorio Ferraris, Jeanne Gang, Dong Gong, Vicente Guallart, Matthias Hank Haeusler, Sarah Mineko Ichioka, Liu Jian, Mitchell Joachim, Kees Kaan, Annette Kim, Brian Zhang Li, Geoff Manaugh, Manfredo Manfredini, Jürgen Mayer H., Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Dietmar Offenhuber, Ingrid Paoletti, François Penz, Antoine Picon, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, Daan Roosegaarde, Deyan Sudjic, Martijn de Waal, Albena Yaneva, Long Ying, J. Meejin Yoon, Liam Young, Philip F. Yuan

1.24.2020

The Ove Arup Foundation Grant Winners: Terreform ONE

Terreform ONE is thankful to all of the magnificent people at The Ove Arup Foundation for their generous support of our research endeavors. 
https://www.ovearupfoundation.org/