Roundtable discussion and Harvest Night 1 of 2
Date: Tuesday 24 January 2012
Venue: AA Lecture Hall, Front Members' Room
_conversation One: H·O·R·T·U·S ‘How To’ will present the design&make of the prototype installation and the potential applicability of these emergent materials and spatial protocols for masterplanning in large regional landscapes. The conversation will unveil the details of the biological mechanisms at work, as well as the algorithmic design technique employed, the sensing and actuating devices and innovative digital interfaces embedded in the gardening apparatus.
_conversation Two: ’Systemic Design as Critical Practice’ will involve critical thinkers and designers, discussing how systemic design practices can acquire a critical role in shaping a new notion of urban ecology within contemporary architectural discourse.
The evening will end with ‘The Harvest’; a hands-on event curated by the students of AA Inter10 where saturated photo-bioreactors will be harvested.
17.15 H·O·R·T·U·S ‘How To’, Marco Poletto and Claudia Pasquero, directors ecoLogicStudio and AA Inter10 Unit Masters with: Catherine Legrand, evolution biologist; Simon Park, Biolumenescence; Mats Broden, knowledge-sharing; Immanuel Koh, digital interface; Andrea Bugli, ecoLogicStudio, parametric design
18.15 ‘Systemic Design as Critical Practice’, Lucy Bullivant with: Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto; Alisa Andrasek, Biothing, AA, Bartlett; Alex Haw, Atmos, RCA
19.30 The Harvest, Front Members’ Room and AA Bar, curated by AA Inter10 students
Practice2: cooking super-snacks
Practice3: weaving bio-fabrics
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.