Farmacy, initiated in 2010, is a distributed urban farming system that is designed to improve environmental health and augment biodiversity in addition to producing edibles. This system is optimized for yummy urban foods (U-foods), i.e. new foods appropriate for the challenging urban context.
OOZ (Zoo backwards)
Unlike the traditional zoo this is place where the animals remain by choice, a zoo without cages. Like a traditional zoo, it is a series of sites where animals and humans interact. However, the interactions at an OOZ site differ from that of a Zoo. Ooz is interactive in that it provides human a set of actions, the animals provide reactions and these couplets add to a collective pool of observations. The human/animal interface has two components: 1) an architecture of reciprocity, i.e. any action you can direct at the animal, they can direct at you and 2) an information architecture of collective observation and interpretation.
Environmental Health Clinic
The Environmental Health Clinic at NYU is a clinic and lab that approaches health from an understanding of its dependence on external local environments rather than on the internal biology and genetic predispositions of an individual.
Cross[X]Species Adventure Club
The Cross Species (xSpecies) Adventure Club enlists humans to explore a biodiverse and delicious future; to engage in culinary experiments; invest in food innovation; and participate in re-designing our collective relationship to natural systems.
BIT – Bureau of Inverse Technology (1994 – 2003)
The Bureau was formed in Melbourne Australia in 1991 by Natalie Jeremijenko and Kate Rich and incorporated in the Cayman Islands in 1992 working with Information Technology as its primary material, re-engineering technical systems to address the hidden politics of technology. The anonymity of the Bureau was in part a strategy to reflect on the anonymity of technical production – the diffused accountability and ethnographic anonymity in which information technologies and software are generally produced.