In this PechaKucha presentation for NYCxDesign, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats! As she says, "eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"
Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.