Common Ground

A New Philosophy of Museums


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Entrepreneur Yoram Roth and architect Mitchell Joachim join Rail Editor-at-Large Paul D. Miller for a conversation on the unexpected intersections of art and tech, and reimagining the future of museums. We conclude with a reading by writer Alissa Quart.

Yoram Roth

Yoram Roth
Courtesy of Yoram Roth
A lifelong entrepreneur with a focus on the creative, real estate and the hospitality sector, Roth is the chairman of Fotografiska New York, as well as of NeueHouse, and has lived in New York and Los Angeles for over 20 years.

Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim
Mitchell Joachim, PhD, Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor at NYU. Formerly, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED, Moshe Safdie, and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for “The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”. Mitchell won many honors including; Lafarge Holcim Acknowledgement Award, Ove Arup Foundation Grant, ARCHITECT R+D Award, AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, 1st Place International Architecture Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability, Architizer A+ Award, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time magazine’s Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities. He co-authored four books, “Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities,” “XXL-XS: New Directions in Ecological Design,” “Super Cells: Building with Biology,” and “Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned”. His design work has been exhibited at MoMA and the Venice Biennale. He earned: PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch Columbia University.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Photo by Janeil Pietzrak
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall, debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae. He is an Editor-at-Large at the Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Alissa Quart reading.

Alissa Quart

Alissa Quart
Courtesy of Alissa Quart
Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, poet, journalist, and non-fiction author. Her poetry has appeared in The Nation, Lit Hub and many others. Her reportage appears in The New York Times, The Guardian et alia. Her book “Bootstrapped,” is forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins.