Terreform celebration of founder, president, comrade Michael Sorkin

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Terreform celebration of founder, president, comrade Michael Sorkin

May 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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6 p.m.
Vyjayanthi Rao
Co-Director of Terreform
Vyjayanthi, a cultural anthropologist, joined Terreform as co-Director in 2015 and part of UR’s editorial team. She co-edited UR 09, 
Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro.

Deen Sharp
Co-Director of Terreform
Deen, a geographer, published his first book with Terreform’s imprint UR 
Beyond the Square, and took on the role of co-Director in 2017; he co-edited with Michael the latest Terreform book Open Gaza to be published later this year. 

Joan Copjec
Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
Joan is a Vice-President of Terreform’s Board of Directors and Michael Sorkin’s spouse.
She co-edited with Michael the book 
Giving Ground: The Politics of Propinquity (Verso) in 1999. 

Makoto Okazaki
Former Partner and Principal Architect of Michael Sorkin Studio (2003–2017)

Andrei Vovk
Former Partner and Principal Architect of Michael Sorkin Studio (1992–2003)

Jonathan Solomon
Michael Sorkin Studio 1999-2003

Tom Angotti
Professor Emeritus, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Co-editor of the UR book 
Zoned Out: Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City and contributor to the forthcoming book Yachay.

Sofia Butnaru
Terreform Researcher
Sofia first joined Terreform as a research intern from UChicago in 2016 to work on South Side Stories; since then she’s worked on other Terreform and Urban Research projects and would often stop by the office on Saturdays to chat with Michael. 

Denise Hoffman Brandt
Professor of Graduate Landscape Architecture CCNY
After contributing to 
New Orleans Under Reconstruction (Verso) co-edited by Michael with Carol McMichael Reese and Anthony Fontenot, she published with Terreform’s imprint UR on matters ecological as co-editor of Waterproofing New York and contributor to Open Gaza.

Isaac Gertman
Design Director, Terreform / Creative Director, UR Books
Professor of Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art

7 p.m.
Sharing Memories and Stories About Michael


May 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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