FACULTY BIOS

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Prof. Mitchell Joachim, ONE Lab Founder

Ph.D. Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor at NYU. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners LLP, and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and the Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "100 People Who Are Changing America". Mitchell won many awards including; AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Award for Sustainability, Architizer A+ Award, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities Car. Dwell magazine featured him as "The NOW 99" in 2012. He co-authored the books, “Super Cells: Building with Biology” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, MArch Columbia University. Mitchell Joachim is known as an innovator in socio-ecological design, architecture, and urban design. He is also an active researcher on resilient cities, and a dedicated architectural educator. Mitchell Joachim's specific professional interest has been adapting ecological principles to architecture, city design, transportation, industrial design, synthetic biology, and environmental planning.


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PROF. MIKE SILVER, ONE LAB DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Mike Silver holds a Masters of Building Design from Columbia University, and is both a LeFevre’ 29 research fellow for The Knowlton School of Architecture in Columbus, Ohio, and a Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan. He was the director of digital media at the Yale School of Architecture from 2001-2004, a design instructor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a co-founder of the center for Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies at the University of Buffalo. He is also the author of numerous books on the relationship between technology and building including "Pamphlet Architecture #19”, AD’s, “Programming Cultures” and “Mapping in the Age of Digital Media”. Mr. Silver currently directs the Critical Systems Lab (CSL) a multidisciplinary design studio based in Buffalo, NY. In collaboration with computer scientists, mathematicians and process engineers his office works at a variety of scales and has extensive experience in the production of furniture, interiors, consumer products and buildings. Today, Mr. Silver continues innovative research in the field of sustainable design, digital cartography, software development, green manufacturing and high performance computing. His current work explores technologies like augmented reality, mobile computing (AutomasonMP3), numerically controlled fiber-placement technology and leg-based robotics. As an experimental collaborative Mr. Silver’s firm is deeply committed to the precise alignment of advanced technology, ecological practice, architectural poetics and building construction. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, in Manhattan, the IDC in Nagoya, Japan, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., the Architecture League in New York and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He built his first working robot out of Scotch tape and Spirograph parts at the age of 12.


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PROF. JON EAVES

Jonathan Eaves is a designer, maker and builder who lives in Brooklyn, New York. For over a decade he has worked with designers and builders to manufacture and install sets and scenery for off-Broadway productions, as well as for various corporate events and retail displays for companies in and around New York City. He is interested in functional sculptural objects and enjoys solving everyday problems through design, simple mechanics and programming. In his spare time he uses a laser engraver to make templates and components for repairing musical instruments and to make occasional models. On his days off, he likes to play music, read about world history and furniture design, go for runs and scuba dive.


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PROF. PAUL QAYSI

Paul Qaysi is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. In his “Misprints” series, Qaysi collects images war from the Middle East and deliberately distorts the literal image through a simple destructive inkjet printing process. The project is an intervention that explores the representation of war by investigating the effects of destruction, trauma and memory by withholding meaning. Qaysi received his BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 1989, and MFA in Photography from Bard College-ICP in 2009. He has been a freelance photographer since 1994 and teaching since 2009. Solo exhibitions include: A Sea of Patterns, Pegasus Gallery, CT (2012). Group exhibitions include Aesthetics of Slowness, Dorsky Gallery of Curatorial Programs, NY (2014); War is for the Living, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery (2013); Editing the News, FotoMuseum, Belgium, (2013); Strike Anywhere, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York (2012); Making History RAY 2012, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); The Exquisite Landscape: A Transcript of Sight, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York (2010); About Time: A Photographic Inquiry, JGS Forward Thinking Museum, Web, (2009); 10 from 25: Emerging Artists Using Photography, 25 CPW Gallery, New York (2009)


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XINYE LIN

Xinye is a multidisciplinary artist, architect, and a new media curator. She is interested in the productive exchange between art, design, coding, science, and business. Her current research explores fields as diverse as architecture, biomaterials, parametric design, new media and education. Xinye is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Terreform and head of ONE Lab’s educational outreach program for China. Xinye is also a New Media Curator and International Relations Manager for the Today Art Museum. She is the founder of NewArt* a design institute supported by the National Arts Foundation of China and a founder of RuIShuDao. Mrs. Lin recently co-founded X+J Lab which focuses on biomaterial research. In 2019 Xinye participated in the design and installation of the Monarch Sanctuary for the Cooper Hewitt. Her work “biomaterial of the senses” was exhibited in the Chinese academic forum “Material” in April, 2019. Her work was also selected for the contemporary art festival ILLUMINUS Boston in 2018, and the contemporary art festival Digital Graffiti in Florida 2019. Her latest work “Zero” was also exhibited in the future gallery of the Today Art Museum in China.


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PROF. ED KELLER

Ed Keller is Director of the Center for Transformative Media at The New School; Associate Professor at Parsons. Designer, professor, writer, musician and multimedia artist. With Carla Leitao, co-founder of Spec.AE, a speculative design practice, and AUM Studio, an architecture and new media firm with residential projects, competitions, and installations in Europe (Lisboa; Venice Biennale) and the US (Storefront, SCIArc). Ed has spoken on artificial intelligence, cosmopoliticsarchitecturefilmtechnology and ecology internationally; current research explores the relationship between philosophy, cosmopolitics, sound design and music in lectures and solo performances. His work and writing has appeared in Volume, &&&, SCHISM, EVOLO, Punctum, Praxis, A+U, AD, Arquine, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Wired, Metropolis, Assemblage, and Ottagono. Seminars at Parsons include  Post-Planetary DesignDesigning AISoundScape and Score, and The Radical Future of Guitar. Ed has been an avid rockclimber for over 35 years.

 

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AUDREY MATLOCK

Audrey Matlock is the principle and founder of AMA, an internationally known architectural practice based in New York City. Audrey embraces a modern sensibility that promotes innovative, functional and creative design. Her firm explores new combinations of material, structural, and spatial relationships that eschew predictability and embrace inspirational and poetic experience. The interaction of technological expression with space, light and form creates projects that are visually refined and functionally finely tuned. AMA’s projects cover a range of building types and scales, built in cities and landscapes with equal specificity. The urban context is envisioned as a vibrant work in progress where buildings expand on a complex urban history and animate the public realm. In rural settings, a symbiotic and sustainable relationship between buildings and nature intertwines architecture, landscape, topography and climate with human occupation. As principal and lead designer, Audrey Matlock is involved with the design of every project, working closely with her team of architects and engineers.