Environmental Health Clinic
Design residency and visiting scholar at NYU
The Environmental Health Clinic at NYU is a clinic and lab, modeled on other health clinics at universities. However the project approaches health from an understanding of its dependence on external local environments; rather than on the internal biology and genetic predispositions of an individual. Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. Her work primarily explores the interface between society, the environment and technology.
I worked on projects that were exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Storefront for Urban Architecture benefit auction, the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, INOVA at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, The Sanctuary for Independent Media, The Joanne and Nathan Cummings Arts Center at Connecticut College, and the Stream Gallery in Brooklyn.
Natalie Jeremijenko's Environmental Health Clinic at NYU
Graphic Design, Photography, Research, Production
Natalie Jeremijenko, Laura Ballantyne-Brodie, Rona Benay, Annelie Berner, Leah Borromeo, Tega Brain, Fernando Cremades, Dean Dass, Carla Duarte, Fran Gallardo, Cassandra Fraser, Kathy High, Rory Hyde, Marda Kirn, Lucy Knops, Sara Krajewski, Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi, Kate Rich, Hassan Saker, Matthew Schwartz, Igor Vamos, Bethany Wall,
Phenology refers to the timing and seasonality of events in the life cycles of other species such as fowering, migration, budding and seeding. There is a growing interest in the study of phenology in the context of the Anthropocene, the current geological era where humans and human technologies are the predominant force shaping environmental conditions.
The resultant clock represents time as seasonally interdependent processes. In the future we will track the changing temporal responses to natural systems by publishing annual phenological clocks of specific parks, neighborhoods, or counties.
London Phenological Clock installed at the V&A Museum as part of the 'All of This Belongs to You' Exhibition
Interactive London Phenological Clock
New York City poster
Render for phenological clock watch prototype – includes hands for seconds, minutes, hours, and days
Prototype for physical clock – Displayed at Stream Gallery for ‘SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING’ show
Diagram of physical clock
FARMACY is a distributed urban farming system that is designed to improve environmental health and augment biodiversity in addition to producing edibles. The AgBag addresses the issue of little or no access to soil, little or no space, compromised air and water quality among other challenges.
The AgBag provides a durable inexpensive growing structure to facilitate participatory research and to experiment with vegetation based systems design. The platform features a nondestructive, safe but temporary counterbalanced attachment to railings and windows.
AgBags outside of the V&A Museum
Natalie planting flowers at the V&A Museum
AgBag at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY
Manufactory event setup
xCola at The Postmasters Gallery in NYC
xCola at UVA
Custom labels printed on hand made paper from fibers grown at UVA
FlowerxFloss at The Postmasters Gallery
Moth Cinema displays the presence of moths, other nocturnal insects and our success in creating healthy habitat for these valuable pollinators and for ourselves. The moth habitat contains tasty provisions, host and nectar plants to change the moth-hostile light-polluted urban environments we live in.