The Unprimed Canvas: Burgeoning fields in practice 1 of 2

Series: Symposium
Date: Friday 4 February 2011
Time: 10:30
Running time: 180 mins

The Unprimed Canvas is related to Francis Bacon's decision to use an unprimed canvas, for example, every mark in the making of the work is very important. The symposium will be quite speculative in talking about these relationships as a powerful act of making.

Symposium schedule:

10.30 Ideation
Kate Davies and Shaun Murray
11.00 Ecological Design Visions
Visionary thinking on methodologies of communicating an architecture along with new models and ecological contribution.
Shaun Murray (Eniatype, London)
Jon Goodbun
Timothy Morton (UC Davies, California)
12.00 Notational Design Visions
Notational systems within architectural education used as a communication tool have made the composition of architecture an activity like the composition of fiction: the activity of communication.
Mathew Emmett
Kate Davies/ Emmanuel Vercruysse (LiquidFactory)
James Moore (University of Falmouth)

Coffee Break

13.30 Instructional Design Visions
There are many kinds of relationships between participant and environment within context, design and communication. An extremely important one is who communicates with whom and who instructs whom.
Benedict Singleton
Kjell Yngve Petersen (IT Copenhagen)
Felix Robbins (Make Architects, London)
2.30 Aesthetical Design Visions
Aesthetic experience is one of the most common ways to value our environment. Whether it is having a walk in the park, cycling through a country lane, or just sitting in your garden, we can appreciate the aesthetic qualities. We could go on to say that we should be developing environmental sensitivity through aesthetic experience.
Claudia Westermann
Bastian Glaessner (Lynn Fox, Blink productions)
Bruce McLean (Bruce Mclean, London)
3.30 Discussion
Through original design exploration, this symposium proffers a critical vision towards the built environment. These conceptions challenge the everyday education of architectural design by offering a transdisciplinary framework for design production.
5.00 Book launch and drinks

4-25 February
Back Members' Room

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Bruce Mclean
Liquid Factory

Design Ecologies, a new international transdisciplinary academic peer-reviewed journal that aims to foregrounds the inextricable connection between human communication and ecological accountability in architectural design. This burgeoning field has the potential to become a far-reaching discipline, bonding a community that crosses over into and out of architecture, environment, interaction, urbanism, and performing arts and communication.

Through original design exploration ranging in scale, the journal will proffer a critical vision towards the built environment, and promote ecological transitions within local and global contexts. It will challenge the everyday emerging practices of architectural design by offering a transdisciplinary framework for design production.

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