Jake M Richardson
Jake M Richardson
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Design Residency

Environmental Health Clinic

Design residency and visiting scholar at NYU

Description

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.

Details

CLIENT
Natalie Jeremijenko's Environmental Health Clinic at NYU

ROLE
Graphic Design, Photography, Research, Production

COLLABORATORS
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,

LINKS
environmentalhealthclinic.net
Interactive London Phenological Clock
All of this Belongs to You exhibition at the V&A

 
 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.

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

London Phenological Clock installed at the V&A Museum as part of the 'All of This Belongs to You' Exhibition

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Phenophase patterns

Phenophase patterns

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Interactive London Phenological Clock

Interactive London Phenological Clock

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London Poster

London Poster

New York City poster

New York City poster

Render for phenological clock watch prototype – includes hands for seconds, minutes, hours, and days

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

Prototype for physical clock – Displayed at Stream Gallery for ‘SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING’ show

Diagram of physical clock

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. 

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

AgBags outside of the V&A Museum

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Natalie planting flowers at the V&A Museum

Natalie planting flowers at the V&A Museum

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AgBag at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY

AgBag at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY

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xCola diagram

xCola diagram

FlowerxFloss Diagram

FlowerxFloss Diagram

Manufactory event setup

Manufactory event setup

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xCola at The Postmasters Gallery in NYC

xCola at The Postmasters Gallery in NYC

xCola at UVA

xCola at UVA

Custom labels printed on hand made paper from fibers grown at UVA

Custom labels printed on hand made paper from fibers grown at UVA

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FlowerxFloss at The Postmasters Gallery

FlowerxFloss at The Postmasters Gallery

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 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.

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.

MothxCinema at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY

MothxCinema at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY

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MothxCinema demo at UVA

MothxCinema demo at UVA

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