DESIGN EARTH is a research practice, founded by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy in 2010. Their work engages the medium of the speculative architectural project to make public the climate crisis. DESIGN EARTH are recipients of the United States Artist Fellowship, Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, Boghossian Foundation Prize, and ACSA Faculty Design Awards for outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.
DESIGN EARTH’s work has been featured internationally, including commissions for Bauhaus Museum Dessau (2021), Venice Architecture Biennale (2021; 2018; 2016), Seoul Biennale (2017), Design Biennale Boston (2017) Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016); and in exhibitions at Milano Triennale, SFMOMA, Matadero Madrid, ArkDes, MAAT, Guangzhou Times Museum; Le Lieu Unique, and Sursock Museum. Their project “After Oil” was collected by New York Museum of Modern Art.
Ghosn and Jazairy are authors of Geographies of Trash (2015); Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (3nd ed. 2022), and The Planet After Geoengineering (2021). They both hold Doctor of Design degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where they were founding editors of the journal New Geographies and editors respectively of Landscapes of Energy and Scales of the Earth.
Ghosn (Lebanon, b. 1977) is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jazairy (Algeria, b. 1970) is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan and Director of Master of Urban Design degree program.