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Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience, and precision engineering.
Jeremijenko has a permanently installed Model Urban Development on the roof of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, New York, which features seven residential housing developments, a concert hall, and other public amenities, powered by human food waste, where it continues to toy with new conceptions of urban futures, and re-imagine our relationship to nonhuman organisms.
Her work is described as experimental design, hence xDesign, as it explores the opportunity new technologies present for non violent social change. She sees herself as a "thingker."
A 1999 Rockefeller Fellow, Jeremijenko is an active member of the net.art movement, and her work primarily explores the interface between society, the environment, and technology. She is currently an associate professor at New York University in the Visual Art Department, and has affiliated faculty appointments in Computer Science and Environmental Studies.
In 1988 Jeremijenko cofounded the Livid rock festival in Brisbane. She credits her involvement in helping her move toward public art as she created installations that would appeal to the young crowd.
Her media credits include being listed among Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology distinction; ID magazine's top 40; and Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators.
The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Andreas & Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Group i.