Jane Philbrick

Jane Philbrick (right) with Jenny B. Osuldsen, partner at Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway; “In Touch: Material Performance and the Making of Urban Places,” 11th International Conference on Sustainable Design, School of Architecture, Lund University, Sweden, 2016

Jane Philbrick is an artist, educator, and writer. Her large-scale installations and sculpture range in media from ultrasound and rammed earth to magnetic levitation and found space. She works in collaboration across disciplines in science and engineering, architecture, music, finance, fashion, and performance.

Her primary practice is disruptive community-based real estate development, applying holistic and synthetic methodologies of artist practice to brownfield regeneration. The goal is equitable, ecological, compassionate society, from the ground up.

Jane is a past artist fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and MacDowell Colony fellow. She teaches in the Art, Media, and Technology Program, Parsons School of Design/The New School, NYC. Prior to re-wire/TILL, she was Visiting Professor and Director of the international C:Art MFA, Valand School of Fine Art, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Jane holds a bachelors degree in East Asian Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a masters in Critical Conservation from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Niall Kirkwood

Niall Kirkwood, “China Sustainable Environmental Remediation Conference,” Beijing 2017

Niall Kirkwood is a landscape architect, technologist, and tenured Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. He is also founder and director of the Center for Technology and Environment, a research, advisory, and executive education center at the Harvard GSD. Currently the Center focuses on design reclamation, real estate and land development issues on sites in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

His English language publications include Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape (Taylor Francis/Routledge), Principles of Brownfield Regeneration (Island Press), PHYTO: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design (with Kate Kennen; Taylor Francis/Routledge).  

Niall was formerly a member of the board of The Clean Land Fund, a non-profit revolving brownfield loan fund based in Rhode Island. He holds degrees from the University of Manchester (UK), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and an honorary degree from Harvard University.

Niall is a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and a member of the faculty steering committee of Harvard Institute for Global Health.

Olivia Greenspan

Olivia Greenspan, TEDxYouth @ Beacon Street, 2017; photo: John Werner

Olivia Greenspan co-founded TILL with Jane Philbrick after beginning as an intern in 2013 on TILL’s predevelopment program, re-wire. 

Olivia earned her B.A. from Fordham University in May 2019 in economics and psychology, summa cum laude.

Prior to TILL, Olivia worked with the New York City Bar Association on their Opportunity to Raise Public Awareness about Climate Change and the Need for Action campaign, ag-tech startup Agrivolution, the Verizon Foundation, and BMW i3 through Fordham’s Social Innovation Collaboratory.

Olivia is the recipient of Clif Bar’s inaugural Business with Purpose Scholarship for her work on TILL.

Watch Olivia’s TEDxYouth talk on TILL here.