Michelle is an artist and designer living in New York City. Michelle Shofet is co-founder of Nocturnal Medicine–an art and design studio that creates experiences, spaces & media for working through the social & emotional challenges of radical environmental change. Her research interests include themes of abject landscapes, cultural memory and identity politics. She earned her Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and approaches her research through the lens of the built environment.
Her curiosity about Poland was sparked during the Humanity in Action Fellowship in Warsaw in the summer of 2011, where her encounters with alternative memorials precipitated a desire to return and ask more questions. The daughter of Iranian-Jewish immigrants, she has long pursued diasporic narratives as a way of connecting with her heritage.
Updated October 2019