Erik Carver is an architectural designer and artist based in New York City. He has worked individually on residential and institutional design, co-founded collaborative groups—Advanced Architecture, common room, and Seru, and worked for architects Lyn Rice and Laura Kurgan. He teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Erik received a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from University of California San Diego. Erik co-authored Crisis in Crisis: Biosphere 2′s Contested Ecologies.