Within the framework of:
Section of Urban Design
Delta Urbanism Research Group
Graduation Studio—Transitional Territories
(Joint Studio with AA, Diploma Unit 9, Third Territorial Attractor)
Nikos Katsikis and Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Section of Urban Design—TUDelft
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DESIGN EARTH is a research practice that deploys the speculative project — drawing and narrative — to make public the climate crisis. DESIGN EARTH has received numerous awards including the United States Artist Fellowship, the Prize for Young Architects + Designers by the Architectural League, Jacques Rougerie Foundation Award and ACSA Faculty Design Awards. Their work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Triennale Milano, Matadero Madrid, the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Oslo Architecture Triennale, Sursock Museum in Beirut and Times Museum in Guangzhou; and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Their recent projects include “Climate Inheritance” at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau and “The Planet After Geoengineering” at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy are founding partners of DESIGN EARTH. Rania is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. El Hadi is Associate Professor and Director of Master of Urban Design degree program at the University of Michigan Taubman College. Ghosn and Jazairy hold Doctor of Design degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where they were founding editors of the journal New Geographies and editors respectively of Landscapes of Energy and Scales of the Earth. They are authors of Geographies of Trash (2015), Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (3rd ed. 2022) and The Planet After Geoengineering (2021).