Saturday, April 3, 2010
X Clinic - Improvement of Environmental Health through Individual Action
Hello group, here I am sharing a great project Natalie Jeremijenko and her team, The Environmental Health Clinic and Lab at NYU [x Clinic]. It was presented by Dr. Jeremijenko at the Miomimicry panel that I participated in last week in New York City at the Sustainability Practice Network.
The X Clinic rather than looking at the internal biology and genetics of an individual, it looks at the surrounding environment and our dependences on it and it prepares the patient for awareness and action. In this clinic, "you walk out with a prescription not for pharmaceuticals but for actions: local data collection and urban interventions directed at understanding and improving your environmental health; plus referrals, not to medical specialists but to specific art, design and participatory projects, local environmental organizations and local government or civil society groups: organizations that can use the data and actions prescribed as legitimate forms of participation to promote social change."