Category: Featured

  • ClimateIQ


    ClimateIQ is a dynamic modeling environment leveraging machine learning and high resolution physical climate models to reveal hotspots of climate hazard exposure.  An interactive digital dashboard allows communities to identify areas facing threats from multiple climate-related hazards. ClimateIQ is built especially for users lacking extensive data resources or modeling capacity and empowers communities to make…

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  • Environmental Performance Agency

    Environmental Performance Agency

    The Environmental Performance Agency (EPA) is an artist collective founded in 2017 and named in response to the ongoing rollback of Federal environmental policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appropriating the acronym EPA, the collective’s primary goal is to shift thinking around the terms environment, performance, and agency – using artistic, social, and embodied practices…

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  • Climate Ready Uptown Plan

    Climate Ready Uptown Plan

    The Climate Ready Uptown Plan (CRUP) is a physical pamphlet that helps Northern Manhattan community members understand their individual risk to climate related disasters – specifically extreme heat, coastal and stormwater (pulluvial) flooding – and provides pertinent information to help prepare themselves and their families. Designed by WE ACT for Environmental Justice in partnership with…

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  • Ekos


    Ekos: The Path to Resilience is a multi-player game that challenges a group of 6 community members – a City Council Speaker, City Planner, Community Organizer, Ecologist, Designer, and Modeler — to come together and envision a more equitable and sustainable Ekos in the face of climate change and other challenges. Build a network of…

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  • Is Green Infrastructure a Universal Good?

    Is Green Infrastructure a Universal Good?

    “Is Green Infrastructure a Universal Good?” is a research project housed at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and co-led by the Urban Systems Lab to understand how green infrastructure (GI) urban planning in US cities consider issues of equity and environmental and social justice. This web resource presents findings from an examination of 122 GI…

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  • Ocellus


    Location: New York, NY Collaborator: Urban Systems Lab, The New School Ocellus is an interactive web application that visualizes Social, Ecological, and Technological Systems (SETS) data designed and implemented initially for nine different cities within the Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extremes (UREx) Sustainability Research Network. It was conceived as a tool to produce knowledge, bridging…

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  • Chance Ecologies

    Chance Ecologies

    Location: Queens, NY Collaborator: Amplifier Inc., Catherine Grau, Stephen Zacks, and Nathan Kensinger Chance Ecologies is a framework for artistic gestures and research projects exploring the un-designed landscapes and wilderness found in abandoned spaces, post-industrial sites, and landfills. The main trajectories of the project are to create research and discourse around the value of wild…

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  • Environmental Health Clinic

    Environmental Health Clinic

    As a Research Assistant at NYU, I contributed to the development of The Environmental Health Clinic, a cross-disciplinary lab that develops and prescribes systems that improve human and environmental health. Founded by Natalie Jeremijenko, the Clinic includes a range of projects, actions, and speculative designs exploring issues of biopolitics, environmental health, sustainability and design. In…

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  • Solar Energy Commons

    Solar Energy Commons

    A collaborative project with designer Elliott P. Montgomery to connect a 4.8 kW rooftop solar array on the roof of Elsewhere museum with the streets of downtown Greensboro. The final design is a public charging station called the Solar Energy Commons, which also doubles as and solar karaoke kiosk after dusk. The project also included…

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  • Strataspore


    StrataSpore is a platform for collective knowledge about mushrooms. Initiated by Kate Cahill, Christopher Kennedy, Athena Kokoronis, Caroline Woolard, and mycologist Gary Lincoff, Strataspore uses mushrooms as material and metaphor for latent potential and unseen infrastructure. Right now, mushrooms are eating oil spills, connecting old members of Fluxus, feeding communities, and growing as alternative packaging…

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  • Embodied Scientist Parkour

    Embodied Scientist Parkour

    Embodied Scientist Parkour is a training for interspecies communication and deepened relationships with the in-between landscapes of the Schuylkill River. Reimagining a conventional fitness course, the project invites participants to engage in a series of site-specific movement scores situated along the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail to expand the possibility of how we collect and co-generate…

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