Nocturnal Medicine (ig: @nocturnalmedicine) is a nonprofit studio building spiritual resiliency in the face of ecological crisis. Founded by Larissa Belčić and Michelle Shofet in 2016, the studio creates collective experiences, spaces, installations and media centering climate grief, environmental justice and healing. Their approach is informed by their formal training as landscape architects.
Amongst Nocturnal Medicine’s body of designed experiences, they have created climate-aware seasonal rites, chapels for pollinator extinction, climate grief raves and a digital temple for wildfire loss. Their work has been celebrated in The New York Times and Bloomberg’s CityLab as bringing a cutting-edge, soul-centered approach to addressing the climate crisis and its psycho-emotional impacts. They have designed and produced immersive social experiences across diverse platforms, including in nightlife (Nowadays NYC, Gospel), cultural institutions (Lincoln Center, Opus 40) and academic spaces (MIT, Harvard, Yale).
Both Belčić & Shofet lecture on sustainability, design and ecological consciousness at RISD and The New School, respectively and have presented their work at a range of institutions including The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The International Earth Day Live Conference and universities across the country.