john kazior

I’m a writer and designer.
Mostly, I write about ecological design and nature in media.

To my surprise, I’ve written for some wonderful organizations like AIGA Eye On Design , the Van Alen Institute , Icarus Complex MagazineThe Baffler, MOLD magazine, 1stDibs, and Core77.

I’m available to talk about your environmental projects, your eco-design schemes, or the paralysis of mass extinction anxiety.

mail (at) jpkazior.com

[ photo by Meredith Jenks ]

An Asset Grows in Brooklyn

the baffler

A batch of scrawny black cherry trees (#2425, #2419, #2428) at the southeast corner of New York’s Prospect Park are not pulling their weight.

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Algae Demand Our Attention

core77

Algae is hot right now, and not just because global warming is exacerbating massive algae blooms

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Fireproofing the Future in California

Van Alen Institute

Made in collaboration with the Van Alen Institute, and the New Yorker, I assisted in research for the short doc “Fireproofing the Future in California” directed by Merete Mueller

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Climate Designers Give Themselves a Name and a Purpose

Eye on design

Stirred by collective anxieties, designers organize beyond corporate confines to draw the industry’s attention to the climate crisis

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Borderlands

van alen institute

Made in collaboration with the Van Alen Institute, and the New Yorker, I assisted in research for the short doc “Borderlands” directed by Merete Mueller

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Lithium ion:
Expecting More (Energy)

core77

As electric-car companies advertise the lithium-ion battery as the future of driving power, and as the necessity of the battery has become standard in the design of electronics, the true price of these little power packs comes into clearer focus.

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Partial
Fish,
Whole Truth

sva  desgin criticism

The Classic Norwegian Roasted Salmon (or CNRS for brevity’s sake) — of the “Changing Seas: Responsible Seafood” line of products from the “Blue Circle” organization, which serves its commodities exclusively through Whole Foods Market, a subsidiary of a corporation known as Amazon — is a sophisticated truth.

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 mail (at) jpkazior.com