Terreform Urban Research

Terreform Urban Research Urban Research (UR), the imprint of Terreform, publishes progressive books about cities and their futures. Terreform is a non-profit 501(c)(3), urban research studio and advocacy group.

Founded in 2005 by Michael Sorkin, its mission is to investigate the forms, policies, technologies, and practices that will yield equitable, sustainable, and beautiful cities for our urbanizing planet. UR (Urban Research), the imprint of Terreform, is a book series devoted to speculation about the condition of the future city. Understanding that no single approach is adequate to the promise and problems of the urban, we publish a wide range of designs and analyses.

Posted @withregram • @torinostratosferica 💡 Segregazione spaziale e discriminazioni, città autosufficiente, giustizia so...
09/22/2021

Posted @withregram • @torinostratosferica 💡 Segregazione spaziale e discriminazioni, città autosufficiente, giustizia sociale: i temi di cui si occupa il centro di ricerca urbana newyorkese fondato dall'architetto visionario Michael Sorkin preannunciano un talk di interesse per tutti gli urbaniti, a Utopian Hours 2021.

🗣 A parlarci di Terreform sarà Deen Sharp, co-direttore dello studio.
Con Terreform, Sorkin ha voluto esplorare la città come massima espressione dell’architettura. Un luogo capace di modellare la vita, il comportamento e il pensiero delle persone. Un esperimento di ingegneria sociale attraverso cui disegnare il significato ultimo dell’architettura, nel rapporto fra società e ambiente.

Per il 2021, Torino Stratosferica dedica il visual di Utopian Hours proprio a Michael Sorkin. Il progetto di una città ideale a Spa Tokaj, in Ungheria, rielaborato attingendo dallo stile illustrativo che è possibile ritrovare negli schizzi e nei bozzetti più celebri di Sorkin. La città, circoscritta ma con un fulcro centrale da cui si diramano gli elementi urbani, si accosta idealmente al tema della quinta edizione del festival — The 1000-minute city.

🔗 𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘢 𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴.𝘪𝘵 𝘰 𝘪𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘰. 𝘈𝘤𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘶𝘰 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘰!


#utopianhours #torinostratosferica #citiesareamentalweapon #citymaking #cityimaging #turin #torino #placemaking #architecture #resilientcities #archilovers #architettura #sustainability #earlybird #promo #festival #biglietti #ottobre

Posted @withregram • @torinostratosferica 💡 Segregazione spaziale e discriminazioni, città autosufficiente, giustizia sociale: i temi di cui si occupa il centro di ricerca urbana newyorkese fondato dall'architetto visionario Michael Sorkin preannunciano un talk di interesse per tutti gli urbaniti, a Utopian Hours 2021.

🗣 A parlarci di Terreform sarà Deen Sharp, co-direttore dello studio.
Con Terreform, Sorkin ha voluto esplorare la città come massima espressione dell’architettura. Un luogo capace di modellare la vita, il comportamento e il pensiero delle persone. Un esperimento di ingegneria sociale attraverso cui disegnare il significato ultimo dell’architettura, nel rapporto fra società e ambiente.

Per il 2021, Torino Stratosferica dedica il visual di Utopian Hours proprio a Michael Sorkin. Il progetto di una città ideale a Spa Tokaj, in Ungheria, rielaborato attingendo dallo stile illustrativo che è possibile ritrovare negli schizzi e nei bozzetti più celebri di Sorkin. La città, circoscritta ma con un fulcro centrale da cui si diramano gli elementi urbani, si accosta idealmente al tema della quinta edizione del festival — The 1000-minute city.

🔗 𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘢 𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴.𝘪𝘵 𝘰 𝘪𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘰. 𝘈𝘤𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘶𝘰 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘰!


#utopianhours #torinostratosferica #citiesareamentalweapon #citymaking #cityimaging #turin #torino #placemaking #architecture #resilientcities #archilovers #architettura #sustainability #earlybird #promo #festival #biglietti #ottobre

“The 1000-minute city (the city is everywhere)” is the theme of the fifth edition of #UtopianHours, the festival of “mak...
09/22/2021

“The 1000-minute city (the city is everywhere)” is the theme of the fifth edition of #UtopianHours, the festival of “making cities”: the ideas, projects and places that are bettering life in cities around the world. The @torinostratosferica festival will take place from Oct. 8-10 in Torino, Italy.

The festival celebrates the thinking of visionary architect, Michael Sorkin, who recently passed away. On Saturday, October 9, @deensharp of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research will tell us from New York about the cultural legacy left by its founder.

For more info See link In Bio

“The 1000-minute city (the city is everywhere)” is the theme of the fifth edition of #UtopianHours, the festival of “making cities”: the ideas, projects and places that are bettering life in cities around the world. The @torinostratosferica festival will take place from Oct. 8-10 in Torino, Italy.

The festival celebrates the thinking of visionary architect, Michael Sorkin, who recently passed away. On Saturday, October 9, @deensharp of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research will tell us from New York about the cultural legacy left by its founder.

For more info See link In Bio

Greetings All,The team would like to thank everyone for their kind words during these difficult times. We would like to ...
03/27/2020
Michael Sorkin (1948 — 2020) — Terreform

Greetings All,

The team would like to thank everyone for their kind words during these difficult times. We would like to ask you to share your thoughts in the blogpost comment section, as to ensure your messages will be delivered to Michael's team, family, and friends. The link to the blogpost is attached below.

Thank You

https://www.terreform.info/news/2020/3/26/michael-sorkin-1948-2020

Dearest Comrades, It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of the architect, urbanist and prolific writer, Michael Sorkin on March 26 due to complications associated with COVID-19. Sorkin was the principal and founder of Michael Sorkin Studios, Distinguished Professor of Architectu

We are devastated to announce the passing of Terreform’s president, architect, urbanist, educator, writer, and friend, M...
03/26/2020

We are devastated to announce the passing of Terreform’s president, architect, urbanist, educator, writer, and friend, Michael Sorkin.

Michael was an insightful and visionary architecture critic and activist.

We will miss you dearly. Rest in Power, Michael.

#MichaelSorkin

Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty
10/24/2019
Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty

Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty

Complexity and Contradiction at Fifty Robert Venturi (Vol. 1), Martino Stierli, David Brownlee (Vol. 2 Editors) The Museum of Modern Art ,...

Deen Sharp at Kent State University CAED - "Spaces of Conflict" — Terreform
10/24/2019
Deen Sharp at Kent State University CAED - "Spaces of Conflict" — Terreform

Deen Sharp at Kent State University CAED - "Spaces of Conflict" — Terreform

Deen Sharp, Terreform co-director will speak at “Spaces of Conflicts”, a conference to commemorate the Kent State Shootings that occurred on its campus May of 1970. The Spaces of Conflict conference is organized as part of the 50th Commemoration of May 4, 1970 event at Kent State where the Ohio ...

10/22/2019

#terreform #urbanresearch #wastenot team visited New York City Department of Sanitation
#StatenIsland Transfer Station and #Compost Facility, organized by the city and Open House New York .....

#terreformur #nycsteadystate

#terreform #urbanresearch #urgowntown Reviewed! 💃🏻💪👏In great company! Read them all!!!@terreform ‘s imprint, UR (Urban R...
10/20/2019

#terreform #urbanresearch #urgowntown
Reviewed! 💃🏻💪👏
In great company!
Read them all!!!

@terreform ‘s imprint, UR (Urban Research) is a #GrahamGrantee

This last week on dDAB: https://archidose.blogspot.com/

Reading Design
10/19/2019

Reading Design

Charles Jencks, who died this week, was one of the most influential voices in Post War architecture. More than anything he lobbied for pluralism, for a tolerant and rich approach which embraced the more eccentric sub-cultures of architecture along with the best of the mainstream and the purely popular.

In this short text, written for the Venice Biennale of 1980 (titled The Presence of the Past), he pleads for a culture of heterogeneity in architecture. Jencks was a supporter and avid reader of Reading Design. He will be hugely missed.

Towards a Radical Eclecticism. https://www.readingdesign.org/towards-a-radical-eclecticism

Michael Sorkin - Terreform - in Urban Creative City-break — Terreform
10/19/2019
Michael Sorkin - Terreform - in Urban Creative City-break — Terreform

Michael Sorkin - Terreform - in Urban Creative City-break — Terreform

Michael Sorkin was featured in Urban Creative City Break together with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Giorgia Lupi of Pentagram, Susan Yelavich, Jim Venturi of ReThink NYC, SO—IL, Van Alen Institute, James Ramsey of RAAD, Marpillero Pollak Architects, Joe Ahearn of WithFriends. Urban Creative City-bre

--- a project of many hands, minds, and hearts!Shout out thanks to all our collaborators, readers, editors, designers, t...
10/16/2019

--- a project of many hands, minds, and hearts!

Shout out thanks to all our collaborators, readers, editors, designers, thinkers, doers, and reviewers!!!

Much appreciate support from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

....it just might have a strong impact on a new generation of urban designers and planners more interested in sustainable, community development than private development.”
--- A Daily Dose of Architecture Books
https://www.terreform.info/news/2019/10/16/gowntown-reviewed-in-ddab

We dare to hope! #URGowntown #Terreform #UrbanResearch

SharingLife Contained by GazaBY Francesco Sebregondi in Jadaliyya"The current framing of Israel’s strategic policy furth...
10/15/2019
Life Contained in Gaza

Sharing
Life Contained by Gaza
BY Francesco Sebregondi
in Jadaliyya

"The current framing of Israel’s strategic policy further confirms the essential instrumentality of war to maintain and naturalize the Gaza blockade as a durable regime of power."

Sebregondi is an architect, a researcher, and a graduate from the Centre for Research Architecture. Since 2011, he has been a Research Fellow at Forensic Architecture and was formerly a Project Coordinator (2013-2015). Francesco is the architect of the on-going PATTRN project – an open-source tool for data-driven, participatory fact-mapping designed to be used in the fields of conflict monitoring, human rights, or citizen journalism. In 2014-15, he coordinated the Gaza Platform project, in partnership with Amnesty International UK Between 2013 and 2015, he taught in the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art , on the topic of ‘#architecture and #activism’. As of 2015, Francesco is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London

Sebregondi is a contributor to Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research imprint UR, #UROpenGaza #GrahamFunded #Terreform #TerreformUR

Please consider preordering and supporting direct https://www.urpub.org/books/open-gaza

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10/15/2019

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#FINEST cities united by the sea #opening #wildmazzini #inthecity #dataart

10/15/2019

Sharing MM+J Architects 🇦🇺
Small request... is there anyone who is willing to copy this post and put it on Facebook for an hour? It's special education week, Autism, ADHD, dyslexia... and awareness month. In Honor of all the children who fight every day to succeed. 🌈

For you Carolina Goncalves

REPOST from @thecityatcityThe official Instagram account of the Master of Urban Design program at the Spitzer School of ...
10/12/2019

REPOST from @thecityatcity
The official Instagram account of the Master of Urban Design program at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the The City College of New York

Distinguished Faculty-Michael Sorkin is the principal and founder of Michael Sorkin Studio His practice and work spans design, criticism and pedagogy.

Since 2000, Sorkin has been Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in #UrbanDesign at City College of New York. His previous academic engagements include Professor of Urbanism and Director of the Institute of Urbanism at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Gensler Chair at Cornell University, Hyde Chair in Nebraska University, Saarinen Chair in the University of Michigan, Gilbert Chair in the University of Michigan, both the Davenport and Bishop Chair at Yale University, and professorships at the Architectural Association, Cooper Union, Harvard University, and Columbia University.

In 2005, Sorkin founded #Terreform, and is currently its president. He is editor-in-chief of its imprint, UR (#UrbanResearch), which was launched in 2015. He is on the board of several civic and professional organizations such as @UrbanDesignForum (Vice President) and the @ArchLeague of New York (Director). He is also a member of the International Committee of Architectural Critics.

Sorkin has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards. His recent awards include “Design Mind” from the National Design Award in 2013; and Fellow in the field of architecture planning and design from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2015.

#michaelsorkin

+ @aianational Collaborative Achievement Award (2019)
https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/aia-national-honor-spitzer-school-distinguished-prof-michael-sorkin

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https://www.instagram.com/thecityatcity/?hl=en

10/12/2019
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft

An overview of Marina Tabassums's time at BK TU Delft as Visiting Professor: an interview and an overview of lectures, events, and excursions.

Tabassum is celebrated for her focus on local culture, climate, materials and history. In 2016, she received the Aga Khan Award for her design of the Bait ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka.As Visiting Professor, Tabassum worked together with students on the project ‘Housing the urban invisibles’ during the Spring semester of 2019. This video is a compilation of her experiences and shows how she applied her focus on local culture, climate, materials and history during her professorship.

This #WorldFoodDay, October 16, Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research research director, Andrea Johnson will take...
10/11/2019
Alumni Association of The City College of New York

This #WorldFoodDay, October 16, Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research research director, Andrea Johnson will take part in a round table panel discussion along with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams ; and Nicholas Freudenberg, Director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy.

The discussion will focus on “current policy efforts surrounding the fight against food insecurity and efforts in regards to food sustainability on a local and national level.”

Vincent Boudreau, The City College of New York President, will moderate the discussion.

RSVP below and check out the other events!

#CCNYGoesHealthy #ZeroHunger The City College of New York

Join the movement #CCNYGoesHealthy #ZeroHunger CCNY Education Alumni CCNY Asian Alumni Group

Vyjayanthi Rao at Urban Democracy Lab - NYU — Terreform
10/10/2019
Vyjayanthi Rao at Urban Democracy Lab - NYU — Terreform

Vyjayanthi Rao at Urban Democracy Lab - NYU — Terreform

Terreform co-director and new Managing Editor of Public Culture, Vyjayanthi Rao, will be presenting at Urban Democracy Lab's Engaged Urbanists Working Group this Monday, October 14. Rao is an anthropologist and writer studying architecture, infrastructure and social life in large cities.  

Grupo CASA
10/09/2019

Grupo CASA

"Trabalho e condições de vida na Sociologia de Luiz Antonio Machado da Silva" 🤓

Na próxima sexta-feira, dia 11 de outubro, às 10h30, na FFLCH/USP, em São Paulo, Marcella Araujo (IFCS/UFRJ), Mariana Cavalcanti (IESP-UERJ) e Eugênia Motta (IESP-UERJ) participarão de mesa redonda para discussão sobre as contribuições de Luiz Antonio Machado da Silva para os estudos sociais da economia.
As professoras são também organizadoras do último livro do autor, intitulado "O mundo popular: trabalho e condições de vida", e debaterão os critérios de seleção dos textos que compõem esta coletânea.
O evento será realizado pelo Programa de Pós-graduação em Sociologia (FFLCH/USP) e pela Oficina de Sociologia Econômica e do Trabalho (OSET), com apoio do Grupo CASA.

#USP

🥳back to back congratulations!MacArthur Foundation and Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize to Terreform Center for Advanced U...
10/08/2019
Walter Hood Wins $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

🥳back to back congratulations!
MacArthur Foundation and Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
to Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research Advisor Walter Hood
https://twitter.com/macfound/status/1177283567719780352
#terreform #urbanresearch

Artist Walter Hood, the head of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, has been selected as the winner of this year’s Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in recognition of his ongoing achievements in merging landscape, urbanism, and public art. Established in 1994 through the will of stage and scre...

Michael Sorkin Studio
10/07/2019

Michael Sorkin Studio

2019 서울도시건축비엔날레
집합도시 Collective City
서울도시건축비엔날레 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

Participant
Michael Sorkin Studio

BIG PLANS
Made for China

The design of cities in their all-at-once has become anathema, deplored as “utopian” (a concept itself, sadly, in bad odor), masculinist, authoritarian, etc., etc.

We disagree and think this discourse is vital, not only imaginatively but on the ground: every city has a point of departure, a set of governing ideas that limn the terms — however constricting or loose — for its development and maturation.

In light of explosive growth — by mid-century 70% of the world’s population will be urban — and of accelerating environmental disaster, it is only rational that new cities be a major part of the solution.

The attraction of China....

Read on and see you at #seoul
#seoulbiennale #collectivecity #sorkinstudio http://www.seoulbiennale.org/2019/exhibition.view.html?seq=181&cate=cities

p.s. Our studio's Terreform Urban Research 📚📚📚📚📚 there as well as Proyecto Helicoide 's exhibition. See https://www.terreform.info/news/2019/9/6/proyecto-helicoide-at-seoul-biennale

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Posted @withregram • @torinostratosferica 💡 Segregazione spaziale e discriminazioni, città autosufficiente, giustizia sociale: i temi di cui si occupa il centro di ricerca urbana newyorkese fondato dall'architetto visionario Michael Sorkin preannunciano un talk di interesse per tutti gli urbaniti, a Utopian Hours 2021. 🗣 A parlarci di Terreform sarà Deen Sharp, co-direttore dello studio. Con Terreform, Sorkin ha voluto esplorare la città come massima espressione dell’architettura. Un luogo capace di modellare la vita, il comportamento e il pensiero delle persone. Un esperimento di ingegneria sociale attraverso cui disegnare il significato ultimo dell’architettura, nel rapporto fra società e ambiente. Per il 2021, Torino Stratosferica dedica il visual di Utopian Hours proprio a Michael Sorkin. Il progetto di una città ideale a Spa Tokaj, in Ungheria, rielaborato attingendo dallo stile illustrativo che è possibile ritrovare negli schizzi e nei bozzetti più celebri di Sorkin. La città, circoscritta ma con un fulcro centrale da cui si diramano gli elementi urbani, si accosta idealmente al tema della quinta edizione del festival — The 1000-minute city. 🔗 𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘢 𝘶𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴.𝘪𝘵 𝘰 𝘪𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘪𝘰 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘰. 𝘈𝘤𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢 𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘶𝘰 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘰! #utopianhours #torinostratosferica #citiesareamentalweapon #citymaking #cityimaging #turin #torino #placemaking #architecture #resilientcities #archilovers #architettura #sustainability #earlybird #promo #festival #biglietti #ottobre
“The 1000-minute city (the city is everywhere)” is the theme of the fifth edition of #UtopianHours, the festival of “making cities”: the ideas, projects and places that are bettering life in cities around the world. The @torinostratosferica festival will take place from Oct. 8-10 in Torino, Italy. The festival celebrates the thinking of visionary architect, Michael Sorkin, who recently passed away. On Saturday, October 9, @deensharp of Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research will tell us from New York about the cultural legacy left by its founder. For more info See link In Bio
Greetings All, The team would like to thank everyone for their kind words during these difficult times. We would like to ask you to share your thoughts in the blogpost comment section, as to ensure your messages will be delivered to Michael's team, family, and friends. The link to the blogpost is attached below. Thank You https://www.terreform.info/news/2020/3/26/michael-sorkin-1948-2020
We are devastated to announce the passing of Terreform’s president, architect, urbanist, educator, writer, and friend, Michael Sorkin. Michael was an insightful and visionary architecture critic and activist. We will miss you dearly. Rest in Power, Michael. #MichaelSorkin
#terreform #urbanresearch #wastenot team visited New York City Department of Sanitation #StatenIsland Transfer Station and #Compost Facility, organized by the city and Open House New York ..... #terreformur #nycsteadystate
#terreform #urbanresearch #urgowntown Reviewed! 💃🏻💪👏 In great company! Read them all!!! @terreform ‘s imprint, UR (Urban Research) is a #GrahamGrantee