Category Archives: Interviews

Cross-Species Dining: An Interview with Natalie Jeremijenko and Mihir Desai

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and designer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. She directs the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU, where she is also assistant professor in Art. Together with molecular gastronomist Mihir Desai, she organises occasional Cross(x) Species Adventure Club dinners, featuring drinks and dishes that challenge guests to expand their idea of the food web, in order to imagine edible interventions that go beyond sustainability to actually augment ecological health.

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Glacial Terroir

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hearing Jim Fleming address BLDGBLOG’s Glacier/Island/Storm class at Columbia University’s GSAPP. Fleming teaches the history of science and technology at Colby College, and is the author of a recently released book on the fascinating topic of climate engineering, Fixing The Sky. IMAGE: Previously classified images of Starfish […]

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New York By The Pound

IMAGE: “Judging the fruits of a community garden as part of the Park Farm Contest.” Courtesy of Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 16092. Photo by Max Ulrich, taken at Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan,
 on April 4, 1939. Despite the rise of rooftop and island farms, old-school community gardens are probably the largest component of urban agriculture […]

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Tasty World Tour

It’s A Tasty World – Food Science Now! is a special exhibition currently on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition was designed by Assistant, an international & interdisciplinary design practice.

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Biology at the Border: An Interview with Alison Bashford

Alison Bashford is Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science, as well as Associate Professor of History at the University of Sydney. Her work has examined the political, cultural, and spatial implications of quarantine at a variety of different scales, from immigration law and geopolitics to the design of nineteenth-century hospitals.

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The Last Town on Earth: An Interview with Thomas Mullen

This autumn in New York City, Edible Geography and BLDGBLOG have teamed up to lead an 8-week design studio focusing on the spatial implications of quarantine; you can read more about it here. For our studio participants, we have been assembling a course pack full of original content and interviews—but we decided that we should […]

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