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Designing Material Innovation

September 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

Designing Material Innovation

Exhibition and Symposium at California College of the Arts 
Curated by Dean Jonathan Massey

SYMPOSIUM: OCTOBER 26 – 27, 2017

Exhibition Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30pm – 7:30pm – RSVP

Designing Material Innovation exhibits five full-scale architectural prototypes and pavilions that exemplify new approaches to material, fabrication, and design. Created through collaborations between architects and industry partners, these works combine technological innovation in materials research and fabrication with aesthetic and ethical approaches to form and appearance.

The exhibition will feature work by; 

  • APTUM Architecture – Roger Hubeli, Julie Larsen / CEMEX Research Group
  • Andrew Kudless (MATSYS), David Shook, and Aaron Willette / CCA Digital Craft Lab
  • CCA Digital Craft Lab – Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones / Kreysler & Associates
  • T+E+A+M – Thom Moran, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, Meredith Miller / University of Michigan
  • Brandon Clifford (Matter Design / MIT Architecture) / Mark Jarzombek (MIT Architecture)

Designing Material Innovation is also convening an international symposium on October 26 – 27, 2017 which will explore collaboration between architects and industry experts, and discuss how technological optimization intersects with economics and ecology, ethics and aesthetics.

Curator: Jonathan Massey, Dean and Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Exhibition Designer and Symposium Convener: Clark Thenhaus, Assistant Professor of Architecture, California College of the Arts

For more information: https://designingmaterialinnovation.org/ 


September 28, 2017
9:00 am
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