Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer whose innovative and moving approach to creating healthy communities offers a perfect introduction of all that is to come in this lecture circuit’s sophomore year. Named one of the most influential women in technology in 2011 (by Fast Company), Jeremijenko is an associate professor in New York University’s Visual Arts department and also directs the school’s Environmental Health Clinic (The X Clinic). The clinic’s model is similar to other universities’, except that students and community members make appointments to discuss environmental health concerns and leave with prescriptions for action (instead of pharmaceuticals).
Natalie’s unique combination of experience and education has allowed her to view environmental and human health issues through the lens of both an artist and scientist. She holds degrees in biochemistry, engineering, neuroscience, and history & philosophy of science.
More about Natalie Jeremijenko:
- Jeremijenko hails from New York, New York!
- Named one of the most influential women in technology in 2011 (Fast Company)
- Included in the 1997 and 2006 Whitney Biennial of American Art
- Included in the 2006 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Triennial
- University of Technology Sydney solo exhibition
- Previous academia includes:
- Visual Arts faculty at University of California, San Diego
- Faculty of Engineering at Yale University
- Visiting Professor at Royal College of Art in London
- Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Public Understanding of Science at Michigan State University
- See Natalie’s TED Talk here
- Learn more about Natalie and her recent exhibitions here