Jennifer Broutin Farah is a Media Arts and Science Master's Degree candidate at the MIT Media Laboratory with the Changing Places group. Her research interests include adaptive infrastructure, energy innovation, food systems, and human centered design in constructed environments.
Jennifer is a designer with professional experience in architecture, exhibition design, and architectural publication. She has worked with such diverse groups as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Arquitectonica Intl., and Volume Magazine. Jennifer holds a professional BArch from the University of Miami, Florida and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
She has taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and at the New York City College of Technology. Jennifer is a partner in Fluxxlab, a research and design studio focused on innovative energy solutions and sustainable practice. She is also associated with Empire, a project which anticipates design opportunities by stimulating latent desires. Jennifer's multidisciplinary methodology allows her to create work that is thoughtful, engaging and responsive to the environment.
Jennifer has been awarded the Spark Design Award, the SARA New Architectural Product Award, and the WellTech Technology Prize. She has been featured on the show Invention Nation and The G Word, both on the Discovery Science Channel, in addition to short documentaries for GOOD Magazine and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, where she was an Artist in Residence. Jennifer has been awarded grants from numerous institutions in order to pursue research and exhibition of her work including New York University, City University of New York and 01SJ Biennale. She has recently lectured at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, California College of the Arts, and the University at Buffalo. Her work has been published in Wired Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, the New York Sun and the Architects Newspaper among others.
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