Smart geometry 2012 _ Challenge Material Intensities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY USA
Workshop   19 – 22 March 2012
Conference   23 – 24 March 2012

23 March 2012

The Talkshop is an opportunity to share perspectives, open debates, pose questions, challenge orthodoxies and propose new ideas in informal and open discussions between cluster participants, leading practitioners in various fields of expertise and emerging talents in digital design.

Shifting Attitudes – How do we, as design professionals of the built environment, relate ourselves to materials?
Material Energies: Effects – An investigation of how energy interacts with intensive material properties and what this could mean
for architecture.
Material Flows: Applications – The reality of the design practise.
The Scale of Life – An investigation on how material intensities vary through different scales.

Panelists include: Branko Kolarevic, Anna Dyson, Martin Tamke, Sal Craig, Dru Crawley, Kasper Guldager Jorgensen, Kiel Moe, Marie O’Mahony, Zoe Coombes, Jan Knippers and many others.

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24 March 2012

Invited keynote speakers will showcase major projects that explore the range of ways materiality informs design. The conference is a unique opportunity to hear insights into the challenges ahead for the discipline.

Interwoven throughout the day will be reports and highlights from each workshop cluster, giving those in attendance an opportunity to view work created during the previous four days of intensive design and development.

Keynote Speakers:
Enric Ruiz-Geli – Cloud 9
Robert Hull – Head of Department of Material Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Manfred Grohmann – Bollinger+Grohmann Engineering
Perry Hall – Artist
Evan Douglis – Evan Douglis Studio, Dean of the School of Architecture RPI

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