Online and print publishing. Est 2015.
Book - The Upper Manhattan Project
The Upper Manhattan Project (UMP) is a book describing how to create resilience to climate change in New York City. The book includes cutting edge research, community visions, maps, and other plans for infrastructure development, emergency evacuations, social enterprises, and more. The Upper Manhattan Project has been recognized internationally as a model for community based planning.
Writing, design, and research by Aurash Khawarzad
Mapping and illustration support by Mateo Fernandez-Muro
Size: 8.5” x 5.5”
Poster - Vision for Resilience
The Vision for Resilience Poster is an illustration of a vision for resilience for New York City. Research and plan by: Aurash Khawarzad, Illustrations by: Mateo-Fernandez Muro. Originally published in 2015 and updated in 2019. The poster has been recognize internationally for innovation in political art.
Size: 22” x 27”
Laminated Card stock
Textbook - Preparing New York City for Climate Change
Preparing New York city for Climate Change is textbook for students ages 13 and up. It includes 12 lesson plans with information about the causes and impacts of climate change, and 6 lesson plans for students to do research and create their own solutions for the climate crisis. The textbook utilizes mutli-media content to illustrate the complexities of climate change, along with teaching research, design, and engineering skills for creating solutions.
Written and designed by Aurash Khawarzad
Pages: 60, full color
Size: 11.5” x 8.5”
Multi-media - The Decolonize Energy Mixtape
The 2018 Decolonize Energy Mixtape is the first “Policy Mixtape", which is an innovative form of generating multi-media educational content about public policy. In the same way that audio mixtapes used innovative technology to change how music was produced, shared, and consumed, the Policy Mixtape seeks to disrupt public policy in the same way. The Policy Mixtape process uses workshops to capture audio and visual content, which are then edited and shared as a means of communicating in a dynamic and direct way.
The Decolonize Energy Mixtape is a tool for anyone working to create new and improved systems of energy production and distribution. The tool includes solutions ranging from worker cooperatives to futuristic weather sensing technologies, which are shared via podcasts, writings, images, and videos that were created during workshops in early 2018.
Written and deigned by Aurash Khawarzad. Photographs by ALMOST Magazine
Pages: 200, color
Size: 8.5” x 5.5”
Board game - RESILIENCE: A Game of Resilience for Climate Change
“RESILIENCE: A Game of Strategy for Climate Change” is a board game for designing solutions to climate change in your community. Through its graphics and unique scoring method, the 24” x 36” (poster size) game guides 1-5 players through creating 17 solutions for building resilience to climate change, such as creating green energy systems, sustainable urban designs, neighborhood farms, and other strategies that are detailed in The Upper Manhattan Project. At the end of the game players will have created their unique shared vision for resilience - a road map for changing their community.
Size: 24” x 36”
Includes special “Apocalypse” Dice
Laminated and foldable