30/03/2016 34' 44''

Natalie Jeremijenko (Australia, 1966) is an artist and engineer. She is Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at New York University and director of the Environmental Health Clinic, a para-institutional project geared towards improving human and environmental health and quality of life. Her expertise in a wide range of fields, from biochemistry to technology and visual arts, allows her to probe infrastructures that tangibly improve air pollution, soil biodiversity and promote public space innovation. Jeremijenko has shaped an understanding of the planet as a profuse web of cooperative links. Her projects question assumptions such as the logic of responsible consumption, in which minimising environmental impact comes second to boosting mutual benefits.

SON[I]A talks to Natalie Jeremijenko about learning by living together, about the vitality and shortcomings of the environmental struggles of the past, and about how to imagine our relationships with natural systems from this point on.

01:18 The crisis of agency
02:37 The best proxy for the common good
04:27 The Environmental Health Clinic
09:56 Doctors Without Disciplinary Borders
12:42 Redesigning our relationship to natural systems
16:15 Health and technology as opportunities
19:04 Tree Cloud Data
24:39 Leaf area index
27:25 Golden spike of the anthropocene
29:04 Mutualistic system design

SON[I]ANatalie Jeremijenko