Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist, engineer and inventor with a speciality in environmental and urban issues.

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In 2014 VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards Pioneer Prize was awarded to Natalie Jeremijenko “for her consistently brilliant portfolio of work over the past two decades.”  (a prize only awarded once before to Laurie Anderson). She was also granted Most Innovative People award in 2013, most influential women in technology 2011, one of the inaugural top young innovators by MIT Technology Review and 40 most influential designers Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic—facilitating public and lifestyle experiments that can aggregate into significant human and environmental health benefits.

Jeremijenko is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program.  Previously she was on the Visual Arts faculty at UCSD, Faculty of Engineering at Yale University, a visiting professor at Royal College of Art in London, a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Science at Michigan State University, and a Visiting Global Distinguished Professor at they NYU College of Arts and Sciences. Her doctoral studies include biochemistry, engineering (mechatronics, space-systems and precision engineering), neuroscience and History and Philosophy of Science. Jeremijenko’s practice develops the emerging field of socio-ecological systems design (or xDesign) crucial in the Anthropocene, using attractions and ongoing participatory research spectacles that address the C21st challenge to reimagine our collective relationship to natural systems. This integrates diverse strategies to redesign energy, food and transportation systems that can contribute to the common good, increase soil, aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity and improve human and environmental health.


“wise, witty and bracingly fierce” Holland Cotter Sept 22 09 New York Times review of Jeremijenko’s exhibition at Postmasters gallery.

“… Natalie Jeremijenko is probably one of the three or four most dynamic people on the face of the earth” Wired Science in review of Creative Biology: A User’s Manual,

TED talk at Business Innovation Factory: The art of the eco-mindshift


Talk at Science Gallery, Dublin


KQED Profile on One Trees project


GOOD Magazine profile on the Environmental Health Clinic


Keynote at Social Cities of Tomorrow, Netherlands


Leaders in Software & Art: Natalie Jeremijenko


Exploring Urban Ecologies at FutureEverything 2013


Cross[X]Species Dinner, 2010


Systems of Sustainability


SEED presents Revolutionary Minds