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Design against Extinction at New York University






design against extinction, design activism, green design, landscape architecture, New York City, design pedagogy


This article reviews the eco-social design work of students at the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies at New York University over the last decade. Environmental justice movements and the effects of global warming pose significant challenges to the architecture of dwellings, landscapes, and urban design communities. In response, students have placed socially and ecologically sensitive projects at the center of their design education. The justifiable moral outrage of our students has prompted us and them to rethink the methods by which we teach and imagine social environmentalism from the perspective of equity, inclusion, and the biosphere.

How to Cite

Anker, P., & Joachim, M. (2023). Design against Extinction at New York University. SPOOL, 10(1), 121–132. https://doi.org/10.47982/spool.2023.1.08





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