The Exponential Power of Design


10^10 people are passionate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary individuals that care about the physical environment and humanity and that apply their creativity to the better good.

Martha Skinner

Martha Skinner, Founder Martha Skinner is founder of 10^10, co-founder of fieldoffice and assistant professor at Clemson University. She studies our built environment as a delicate ecology using representation methods that visualize the cycles of life in order to more acutely address temporal, social and environmental issues. Her work includes several Living Maps of cities, which include NY A/V, PROXY_florence, día de los trastos, and BiCi_N. These projects involve the inhabitants of our cities in their daily routines to affect, in real-time, possibilities for social and environmental change. As the 1999 Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan, Martha developed Notation A/V, a seminar about the merging of drawing and moving image, a methodology she exploits in her work to filter, transmit, capture, and celebrate the intangible qualities of the passing of time with solutions that address the relationships between humans and the ecologies in which they are situated. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Honors for Martha’s work include five awards from I.D. Magazine, a Next Generation Award from Metropolis Magazine, receipt of an a People, Prosperity and the Planet Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and inclusion in the 10th Venice Biennale and the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.


Brian Miele

Brian Miele, Fellow While engaged in the SEED project with professors Martha Skinner and Douglas Hecker, Brian became convinced of his future role in documentary filmmaking and has since followed the progress and engaged us in questions and discussions while capturing it all on film. Now he joins us officially as a 10^10 Fellow. By bringing his architectural perspective to filmmaking, Brian is interested in the juxtaposition of stylistic techniques with sensitive humanitarian topics. He has worked for Galatia Films on marketing Reclaiming the Blade. His first documentary short, Studio Culture, funded by the American Institute of Architects [AIAS], focused on the culture of an architecture studio. Currently, he is developing first full-length documentary, Life in a Box, recently submitted to the Sundance Documentary Fund, which follows three stories revolving around the tragedy in Haiti and relevance of architecture. Thanks so much Brian for your dedication and passion and for being one of those people who contributes to  making design accessible to all who need it.

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore, Fellow Sarah contributes to our team with her love for writing and the built environment. Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University and is pursuing a Masters of Architecture student at Washington University in Saint Louis and is Danforth Scholar there this year. In 2005 she received regional awards for her poetry and was an American Voice Nominee for her short fiction. In 2010 she was invited to contribute her undergraduate architecture portfolio, titled “Architecture Narrates,” to Harold Linton’s upcoming 4th Edition Portfolio Design. In 2008 she spent a  month in New Orleans volunteering for fieldoffice for the Dry-In House’s construction, an experience which sparked her explorations of the portrayal of civic spaces in cultural narratives, and she hopes to eventually research the specific use of cultural variations of spatial language in literature.

Carolina MacWright

Carolina MacWright, Board Member Carolina is an artist and a lawyer whose work combines both of those passions to make tangible the often mystical human freedom.  Carolina is from Colombia, South America. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University where she received a BFA, concentration on studio art. She felt a need to understand the legal system, at that point, she moved to Oklahoma City, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree. As an attorney she worked in criminal law, immigration law and civil rights law. Currently she has an art studio in Brooklyn and has completed several projects that deal with human freedom and in particular immigration as a full time artist working in New York and South Florida in an interdisplinary practice which involves her deep knowledge of the law.

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in UH Mānoa’s School of architecture. Lauren is currently coordinating and teaching basic design and a special topics graduate seminar entitled “Entertainment Culture and Urbanism.” She has held previous teaching appointments at Clemson University and University of Florida. Lauren has worked professionally for architecture and research firms in Central FL and in Detroit, MI. Lauren holds a pre-professional BA degree as well as a post-professional MS in Architectural Studies (with pedagogy emphasis) degree from University of Florida. She received her professional M.Arch from University of Michigan, and most recently received her PhD from Clemson University within the Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design (RCID) program ( Lauren was recently selected to contribute a chapter entitled, “Orlando Florida’s Ubiquitous Libidinal Boxes,” to a forthcoming Parlor Press publication, Florida, edited by Jeff Rice. Contributing scholars include Gregory Ulmer, Jeff Rice, Sid Dobrin, and Charlie Hailey.

David McConville

David McConville, Advisor David is creative director of the Worldviews Network, a collaboration of scientists, artists, and educators re-imagining the big picture of humanity’s home in the cosmos. Using immersive environments and interactive scientific visualizations, they are facilitating community dialogues across the US about how our collective actions are shaping humanity’s future. David is also President of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and co-founder of The Elumenati.