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 at Venice Architecture Biennale (2021; 2018; 2016), Victoria and Albert Museum (2022), Bauhaus Museum Dessau (2021), 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, and Sursock Museum in Beirut, amongst others. Their project “After Oil” was collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Ghosn and Jazairy are authors of Geographies of Trash (2015); Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (3nd ed. 2022), The Planet After Geoengineering (2021), and the forthcoming Climate Inheritance (2023).
They were founding editors of the Harvard GSD New Geographies journal and editors of issues 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 the Master of Urban Design degree program.