Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Green Friendly Products With Mother Nature Are Trending Worldwide - Mitchell Joachim. Ecological Designs and Products :)


http://www.egs.edu/ Mitchell Joachim, architect, talks about ecological, organic, green products and ecological urban designs by focusing on examples such as projects from One Lab, High Line New York, Big Dig Boston, James Patten's The Gravity Harp, Brooklyn Net, organic fashion, Eben Bayer's, Phil Ross's and Paul Stamets's mushroom and mycelium projects against styrofoam and plastics among other growth related problems. Seminar for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe 2012 Mitchell Joachim.

Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., born February 3, 1972, is a professor at the European Graduate School EGS. He was the Frank Gehry Visiting Chair at the University of Toronto and a professor at Syracuse University. Mitchell Joachim was a lecturer at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and Parsons, The New School of Design (2008-2009). Mitchell Joachim is a Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and Terrefuge in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his Phd from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University, BPS SUNY at Buffalo with Honors. He is an international leader and innovator in ecological design and urbanism. He specializes in adapting physical and social ecological principles to architecture, urban design, transport, and environmental planning. His passions include Cities Ecology and Mobility. A former architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed, his work has revolutionized urban architecture.

He has been awarded the Moshe Safdie Research Fellowship, and the Martin Family Society Fellow for Sustainability at MIT. He won the History Channel and Infiniti Excellence Award for the City of the Future. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was selected to be the Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design at the University of Toronto for 2009-2010. Mitchell has also won the TED2010 Fellowship.

Mitchell Joachim is co-founder of Terreform ONE. Terreform is a Brooklyn based non-profit group that re-imagines New York City as an ecological sustainable community. Creating a provocative vision for the future of New York he imagines a completely self-sufficient New York powered by rooftop solar panels and wind turbines. This project is a primordial soup that Joachim hopes leads to many future debates attending to the long reaching visions of blending urban design with natural ecologies. Terreform ONE is a unique laboratory for scientists, artists, architects, students, and individuals of all backgrounds to explore and advance the larger framework of green design. The group develops innovative solutions and technologies for local sustainability in energy, transportation, infrastructure, buildings, waste treatment, food, water, and media spaces. Terreform ONE won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment.


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