Terreform co-director Deen Sharp will be presenting two panels at this year’s Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting.
November 15-18, 2018
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
”Ways of Knowing: Situated and Relational Geographies of the Middle East and North Africa, Part II.” Friday, 11/16/18 11:00am
”Roundtable-A Global Middle East and the Search for a Core.” Saturday, 11/17/18 8:30am
Terreform co-director Deen Sharp has been awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018-2019).
Join Deen on 10/22 for his lecture, Lebanon and the Fog of Reconstruction: Between the Future and Survival, as part of the Fall 2018 AKPIA lecture series.
On August 1st, 2018 Jeanine Ramirez of NY1 stopped by the studio to interview Terreform's Andrea Johnson and Scalar Architecture's Julio Salcedo-Fernandez about our analysis of shadows that would be caused by new development on Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn. Watch the full segment.
Terreform co-director Deen Sharp's article "Difference as practice - Diffracting geography and the area studies turn" was published in the most recent issue of Sage Journal's Progress in Human Geography.
Deen's abstract: After decades of geography and area studies drifting apart, I argue there has been an area studies turn in geography. The long divergence between the two, however, has resulted in a certain misunderstanding by geographers of what area studies scholarship is and what this field can contribute to the discipline. Area studies should not be considered as an approach that merely concentrates on the representation of difference but rather as a milieu in which difference is practiced and geographical concepts can be ‘diffracted’. Area studies can offer geography new ways to think about its place in, and entanglement with, the world.
We are excited to announce our partnership with The Global Alliance for Urban Crises.
The Global Alliance consists of more than 70 multi-disciplinary organizations (including the IRC, UNHCR, UNICEF and more) that work towards preventing and effectively responding to humanitarian crises in urban settings. Learn more about the Alliance and their members on their website.
We were approached by MTOPP to ascertain the effects of two proposed developments in the neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Together with Scalar Architecture, we illustrated the impact of shadows that would be produced by the developments.
We found that the developments would result in adverse shadow impacts. We recommended for a full EIS (Environmental Impact Study) review --- where the effects from both proposed developments are to be studied conjointly, versus independent development studies.
Julio Salcedo-Fernandez, B Arch, M Arch, NYSRA, EURA, LEED AP, Scalar Architecture
Michael Sorkin, Terreform Center For Advanced Urban Research
Team: Carlos Torres, B Arch, COLRA; Andrea Johnson, MLA, Terreform, Research Director; Cecilia Fagel, B Arch, M Design Management; Vaishnavi Reddy, B Arch
Franklin Avenue Rezoning, Shadows, And Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Position (Bklyner)
Throwing Shade? Is Brooklyn’s building boom a threat to the iconic Brooklyn Botanic Garden? (Metrofocus/PBS video)
Shadows Used As A Tool To Fight Big Brooklyn Developments (NY1, video)
In the black: New shadow study of Crown Heights towers shows dim future for Botanic Garden, Prospect Park (Brooklyn Paper)
Shadow Studies in Crown Heights (Our Time Press)
Terreform and Scalar Architecture presented their findings at CB9 Public Hearing. (photo)
Crown Heights is one of Brooklyn’s most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods and it appears firms like Cornell and Continuum wouldn’t mind killing a few precious plants if it means lining their pockets with a different kind of greenery. (Indypendent)
“There has to be a point where we draw the line as communities,” said activist Alicia Boyd, who’s lived there for 19 years. Boyd says enough is enough, and she’s not alone. Thousands signed her Change.org petition. (CBS)
“It’s 17.3 acres of shadows that will be cast by these proposed buildings, it’s too much,” Ellis said. (PIX 11)
In addition, Elizabeth Reina-Longoria, a spokeswoman for the Botanic Garden, said, “BBG is strongly advocating to maintain the site’s current zoning – which now caps building height to six or seven stories – which was put in place, in part, to protect the garden’s conservatories from building shadows.” (Brooklyn Eagle)
"If the NYCPlanning was concerned about 13 story buildings having a negative effect upon the BrooklynBotanic Garden," Unity for Flatbush organizers wrote in their call to action on Friday, "then clearly 42 would be catastrophic." (Prospect Heights Patch)
Alicia Boyd from Movement to Protect the People discussed a developer's plans to build tall buildings around the Brooklyn Botanic Garden despite existing protections and an upcoming forum on shadows and sun glare on 6/20. (WBAI 99.5 FM New York)
Terreform and Scalar Architecture presented their findings at MTOPP Shadow and Sun-Glare Forum. (Event info)
Join the architects, designers, researchers, and editors of Terreform and Michael Sorkin Studio for an evening of drinks, informal conversation and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming projects.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
180 Varick Street #1514, New York, NY, 10014
Space is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is in correlation with A'18 Conference on Architecture http://bit.ly/A18Terreform.