Nocturnal Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit design studio using new & old traditions to heal our connection with nature. Founded by Larissa Belcic & Michelle Shofet in 2016, the NYC practice is dedicated to building cultural resources for transformative change in an era of unprecedented environmental crisis. Their approach is informed by their formal training as landscape architects, while their work is centered on cultivating spiritual resiliency.
Amongst Nocturnal Medicine’s body of designed experiences, they have created climate-aware seasonal rites, chapels for pollinator extinction, a climate grief rave, & a digital temple for wildfire loss. Their work has been celebrated in The New York Times & Bloomberg’s CityLab as bringing a cutting-edge, soul-centered approach to addressing the climate crisis and its psycho-emotional impacts. They have designed & produced immersive social experiences across diverse platforms, including in nightlife (Nowadays NYC, Gospel), cultural institutions (Lincoln Center, Opus 40), & academic spaces (MIT, Harvard, Yale).
Both Belcic & Shofet lecture on sustainability, design, & ecological consciousness at RISD & The New School, respectively, & have presented their work at a range of institutions including The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The International Earth Day Live Conference, & universities across the country.
2023 Changing Climate
Brooklyn, New York USA