07 May '12, 6am

Mitchell Joachim: Visionary in ecological design, architecture and urbanism

Mitchell Joachim: Visionary in ecological design, architecture and urbanism

MIND-STRETCHING IDEAS: Mitchell Joachim, co-founder of Terreform ONE, uses 'provocation and propaganda' to get people 'curious' about green living alternatives. (Photo courtesy of Mitchell Joachim) You may not want to live in a meat house – but you could. The technology exists – or very nearly so – to grow tissue in vitro and shape it. So, living in a house made of meat may not be desirable, but it is possible. And the mission of Mitchell Joachim is to expand the definition of possible, to demonstrate that the world of the Jetsons can exist beyond Saturday morning cartoons, to show how the fantastic can become ho-hum. His plans for soft cars, blimp mass transit and, yes, meat houses, are purposefully provocative. “Provocation and propaganda are two types of tools we use on a regular basis,” says Joachim, a visionary leader in ecological design, architecture and urbanism as...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/mitchel...

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