Yaniv Jacob Turgeman

Turgeman is an architect, designer, and researcher. Until recently, he led the R&D of MIT Senseable City Lab in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where he helped conceive and direct projects such as Makr Shakr, Local Warming, and Waterfly. Having established the Underworlds project at MIT, he joined in parallel the MIT Alm Laboratory in the Department of Biological Engineering as a Research Lead.

He pursued and obtained, in 2015, dual Master of Science degrees at MIT in the Design & Computation Group at the MIT Department of Architecture, and the Environmental Microbiology Research Group at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is an Architecture Graduate Fellow, Senseable Consortium Research Fellow, and Alm Research Fellow. Outside of academic R&D, he serves in roles such as Samsung’s Global UX Expert Committee, the Scientific Advisory Board of ISDI, and as an Expert Mentor for the EU funded IMPACT Accelerator. He shared his ideas with audiences at TEDx, in the classrooms of Harvard, on the pages of Wired, and my work has been showcased and awarded at venues such as the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Rotterdam Biennale, Milan Design Week, and Google I/O, and featured by media such as The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Huffington Post, Time, Fast Company, Gizmodo, and The Creators Project.

2015 SMArchS Thesis: Microbial Mediations: Cyber-Biological Extensions of Human Sensitivity to Natural and Made Ecologies