Terreform Urban Research

Terreform Urban Research Urban Research (UR), the imprint of Terreform, publishes progressive books about cities and their futures.
(1)

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.

Mission: UR seeks to become the default venue both for individuals and organizations engaged in progressive urban research, design and critical advocacy. We invite the collaboration of all who share our interest in creating sustainable, beautiful and just cities around the world.

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

The MB1215DE is a state-of-the-art mobile container scanner manufactured by the Chinese company Nuctech. It uses high-energy imaging technology to detect contraband goods concealed within shipping containers. Due to its rapid throughput—up to twenty-five

🥳
10/15/2019

🥳

#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

CHECK OUT!
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

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
10/06/2019

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

#GrahamFunded Oslo Architecture Triennale @oslotriennale "Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019"⠀
Curated by Interrobang⠀
Sep 26, 2019 to Nov 24, 2019⠀

The edition responds to an era of climate emergency and social inequality by proposing alternatives to the unsustainable paradigm of growth and explores the architecture of degrowth, a shared economy where human and ecological flourishing matter most.⠀

This #grahamfunded #exhibition is one of 54 recently awarded new grants to organizations worldwide that support critical projects in and around architecture. See the full list of 2019 #grahamgrantees in our story highlights 🔝and learn more about the projects our website: http://grahamfoundation.org link in bio!⠀
_⠀
Images: Rosa Nussbaum, illustration for Enough: The Architecture of Degrowth, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.

What exactly is this document? To begin, it’s a series of meditations on Manhattanville—and Upper Manhattan—intended to ...
10/04/2019

What exactly is this document? To begin, it’s a series of meditations on Manhattanville—and Upper Manhattan—intended to provoke discussion, even action. It has been prepared in light of Columbia University’s massive expansion into the neighborhood and the inevitable enormous changes this will bring. ⠀

This proposal is the work of Terreform—a nonprofit, freestanding research center, which as part of its mission formulates unsolicited interventions for vexed urban situations. Gowntown has not been commissioned by anyone, although its preparation has entailed extensive consultation, shares many points of view, and, of course, stands on the shoulders of giants. We are pleased to call to the achievements of Ron Shiffman, who has been New York’s most dedicated community planner for decades and who was instrumental in producing Community Board 9’s fine 197-a plan (encompassing #Manhattanville). ⠀

We likewise salute the many groups and individuals in the neighborhood who—through a combination of imagination and resistance—have struggled to secure a happy and equitable future. With these fair efforts in mind, we choose to call this document a 197-x plan to acknowledge that it is not the result of consensus building and to suggest that such “unofficial” contributions should enjoy the same standing and warrant the same attention as the more official, community-sponsored 197-a and the generally developer-driven 197-c. A truly open planning process must be just that: one in which all contributions are respected.⠀

Learn more and download full introduction: urpub.org/books/gowntown⠀
Support. Purchase. Share. Ask your #library to carry #URbooks.⠀
URBAN RESEARCH (UR), THE IMPRINT OF TERREFORM, PUBLISHES PROGRESSIVE BOOKS ABOUT CITIES AND THEIR FUTURES.⠀

#URGowntown #Terreform #TerreformUR #GrahamGrantee #UrbanResearch #nyc #uppermanhattan #michaelsorkin #firstbook #townandgown #urbanplanning #urbandesign #campusdesign #197a #communitydesign #ccny #communitybenefitsagreement #communitydevelopment #columbiauniversity #westsidehighway #architecturerenderings #zoning #harlemwalk #hudsonriver Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research

Shiffman described the student involvement in PICCED to The New York Times in 1971: “The community is not used as a labo...
10/04/2019
Ronald Shiffman collection is open for research! - Brooklyn Historical Society

Shiffman described the student involvement in PICCED to The New York Times in 1971: “The community is not used as a laboratory. The students must respond to the community by going into the streets and making real contributions in terms of community needs.”

#RonShiffman
Pratt Center for Community Development
#archive
Brooklyn Historical Society

This collection is a rich source pertaining to community planning, housing programs and policies, community development.

#URZonedOut in the The New York TimesAlso #ICYMI Metropolis Magazine#TomAngotti Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) at Hunt...
10/03/2019
Zoned Out! in the New York Times — Terreform

#URZonedOut in the The New York Times

Also #ICYMI Metropolis Magazine
#TomAngotti Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP) at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY writes how the rezonings reinforce the chronic “color blindness” in city policy.
https://www.metropolismag.com/cities/new-york-city-rezonings-inequality-tom-angotti/

The work continues! 💪 See also Zoned Out! Bushwick, Ridgewood, Gowanus, from the Left Forum to the Boiler, Rezone or Leave Alone? Northern Manhattan is Not for Sale. Resisting Displacement and Dispossession.

Article link goes to Amazon but if you please, purchase direct (publisher's price!) and support Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research
https://www.urpub.org/books/zonedout

On the city’s rezoning plans for Inwood, “Manhattan’s Last Affordable Neighborhood”. “Little did they expect the fight back, which has been incredibly vocal and active in all of the neighborhood,” said Tom Angotti, a professor emeritus of urban planning at Hunter College who&am...

09/30/2019

And in a puff of pink against the coral, we're back at Seoul Biennale !

Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research
서울도시건축비엔날레 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
The Cities Exhibition invited nearly 80 cities around to globe under the theme of "Collective City," this year's main theme, and touch urgent issues and critical topics of each city.
Co-curators: Yim Dongwoo, Rafael Alberto Luna
Associate Curator: Kim Youbeen
Coordinator: Cho Tony Woonghee
Visitor Experience Design: NOLGONG

But back to the pink — Terike Haapoja suggested Klas Eriksson's Forza Rosa Fluff, a temporary sculpture on display in Isokyrö of the Western Finland, aimed to transform our perceptions of a familiar place, to be the cover of The Helsinki Effect. Grateful for photo by Annika von Hausswolf and support from Publics.

"...reports on recent struggles among artists, architects, urbanists and activists in Helsinki and beyond to counteract the use of culture as a means of privatizing and enclosing urban life." --- Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Learn more: https://www.urpub.org/books/thehelsinkieffect
And via The Architect's Newspaper https://archpaper.com/2016/11/guggenheim-helsinki-effect-book/

Also spotted, #URDownwardSpiral Celeste Olalquiaga sharing the model of #ElHelicoide #Venezuela #Caracas
http://www.seoulbiennale.org/2019/exhibition.view.html?seq=201&cate=cities

Downward Spiral was published by Terreform in collaboration with Proyecto Helicoide with support from Archivo Fotografía Urbana and is #GrahamFunded
https://urpub.org/books/downwardspiral

A Daily Dose of Architecture Books: With more than twenty essays in five sections -- Lost in Time, Geometric Detours, Informal Topographies, Cursed Towers, and Living Ruins -- Downward Spiral is the definitive cultural history of El Helicoide.
https://archidose.blogspot.com/2018/07/book-review-downward-spiral.html

Two years ago: #URHomeGrown
https://www.instagram.com/p/BYqs8nbgMyY/
#seoulbiennale2017

But wait, there's more! Also see Michael Sorkin Studio Big Plans:
http://www.seoulbiennale.org/2019/exhibition.view.html?seq=181&cate=cities

#UrbanResearch #Terreform

Address

180 Varick Street, Suite 1514
New York, NY
10014

Telephone

(212) 627-9121

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Terreform Urban Research posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Terreform Urban Research:

Videos

Category

Nearby media companies


Other Publishers in New York

Show All