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Studio-X

Studio-X Studio-X is GSAPPā€™s global network of advanced research laboratories for exploring the future of cities. With locations in Amman, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro, it is the first truly global network for real-time exchange of projects, people, and ideas between regional leadership cities in which the best minds from Columbia […]

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Golden Age – Somewhere

-Factory Fifteen, Golden Age – Somewhere -Source

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Nervous System Lecture

Jessica Rosencrantz & Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Nervous System spoke on Growing Objects at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Lecture Series on November 1, 2011. -Source -Nervous System

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Daisy Ginsberg: Synthetic aesthetics

Daisy Ginsberg, designer, artist and writer, explores the social, ethical and cultural implications of emerging technologies, especially synthetic biology. Her projects open up a creative space to imagine the potential scientific triumphs and disasters on the horizon. -Synthetic Aesthetics

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Robert Somol | UofM Lecture Series

Robert E. Somol is the appointed Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture in 2007 and an internationally recognized design theorist. Somol was most recently Professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, and taught design and theory at […]

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Tom Wiscombe: Composites Lecture

Tom Wiscombe, founder of EMERGENT, a Los Angeles-based firm internationally known for operating at the forefront of digital design, spoke at Texas A&M’s Architecture Lecture Series April 25, 2011. EMERGENT’s work is driven by models of biology and computation, as well as by contemporary design sensibilities. The May 2009 issue of ICON Magazine called Wiscombe […]

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Neri Oxmon: On Designing Form

-Architect Neri Oxman is the founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, an interdisciplinary design initiative expanding the boundaries of computational form-generation and material engineering. Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Oxman investigates the material and performance of nature in an effort to define form itself. -Source

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Constructed Atmospheres

Constructed Atmospheres, Philippe Rahm Might not climate be a new architectural language, a language for architecture rethought with meteorology in mind? Might it be possible to imagine climatic phenomena such as convection, conduction or evaporation for example as new tools for architectural composition? Could vapor, heat or light become the new bricks of contemporary construction? […]

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Metabolism of the City

Metabolism of the City, Michael Weinstock Geometry has always been the principal mathematical means of describing the form of a city, persisting from the plans of ancient cities through to many contemporary studies. In recent decades there has been an increasing interest in the application to urban analysis of mathematical techniques that are more commonly […]

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Sanford Kwinter: Ecological Thinking

The conference organized by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic moves to transcend simplistic visions of contemporary ecology Proto/e/co/logics: speculative materialism in architecture, a summer symposium curated by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic, and staged in the beautiful setting of the Rovinj archipelago on the Istrian coast, aimed to ‘tease out speculative […]

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