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Sustainable Living: Creating Lasting Habitats

January 29, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



3rd Ward presents a night of sustainable living discussion that will widen your horizons and help you realize its fundamental tenets, and how you can benefit from it. Our discussion will be lead by Mary Mattingly of The Flock House Project, and Mark Jupiter of New World Home. 3rd Ward member Michael Doherty of Bitponics will moderate the evening’s discussion and Q&A.


Mark Jupiter brings nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience to New World Home, a rapidly growing producer of sustainable housing dedicated to filling the convergence of historically-inspired design with next-generation green products and ultra-efficient manufacturing methodologies. Mark has spent much of his career developing long-­term solutions to address sustainability challenges and providing innovative thinking for large companies in need of out of the box solutions in product development and design. Prior to founding New World Home, Mark created Headspace Land Development to research advanced building science and merge his background in innovation with his desire to develop environmentally responsible and sustainable products.

Mary Mattingly produces work that collapses boundaries between performance, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Mary is the founder of the Waterpod Project: a self-sufficient habitat and public space atop a barge built to explore future collaborative living situations. It docked throughout New York City, with artists living onboard testing the ecosystem for the project’s duration. Over 200,000 people visited the Waterpod in 2009. Her work has been featured in ArtForum, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Financial Times, Le Monde Magazine, ICON, The Brooklyn Paper, Aperture, BBC News, MSNBC, Fox 5, WNBC, and shown both nationally and internationally. She is currently a Fellow at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, and resident at Clocktower Gallery, ArtOnAir.


Michael Zick Doherty is an engineer and social activist interested in intersections between community, environment and technology. After graduating from UCLA’s Design & Media Arts program, he moved to New York where he was a designer and software developer for the Terra Natale project with Diller Scofidio and Renfro. He then went on to do his masters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. While at NYU he interned with Windowfarms, which included helping manage the online global community and installing hydroponic systems in locations around the world. Michael also worked in NYU’s Office of Sustainability designing and developing web apps for coordinating on campus sustainability programs.With a team of ITP students he prototyped an API for energy monitoring that won honorable mention at the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon.


January 29, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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