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Pressing Matters / Prototyping Tomorrow Forum

The forum will bring together recipients of the 2019 Prototyping Tomorrow and the 2021 Pressing Matters research initiative grants to share their insights and provoke new ones.

The format will be a lively share-out and round-table discussion surrounded by a digital showcase of the completed (Prototyping Tomorrow) and work-in-progress (Pressing Matters) projects. There will be refreshments served at 5:30 pm.

Each team has designated a member to present a brief claim or provocation that focuses on the concepts, insights, and outcomes of the work—and what can be learned about architecture, planning, urban design, and/or urban technology. These lightning talks will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dean Jonathan Massey with all participants, open to audience Q&A.

Pressing Matters Teams

  • Collective for Equitable Housing
  • The Invisible Climate Warriors: Intersectional Approaches to Community Organizing in Slum Upgrading
  • river [hi]stories: wahnabezee and the urban park futures
  • Robotic Additive Spraying (RAS) Reinforced Concrete Structures

Prototyping Tomorrow Teams

  • Brick by Brick: A Thermodynamic Approach to Load-Bearing Masonry
  • Computational Design and Robotic Manufacturing of Bespoke Timber Façade Components
  • Envelopes of Fecundity
  • From Knit to Shell: Functionally Graded Knits for Concrete Monocoque Casting
  • Measures of Access: Ruler, Template, Model & Game
  • Network Structures: Buildings, Publics, and the Internet
  • New Civic Vessels: Ornament and Identity
  • Nootropic Chambers: The Micro-Architecture of Cognitive

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Image credits: Measures of Access: Ruler, Template, Model & Game - Julia McMorrough and John McMorrough; The Invisible Climate warriors: Intersectional Approaches to Community Organizing in Slum Upgrading - Ana Paula Pimentel Walker and María Arquero de Alarcón; From Knit to Shell: Functionally Graded Knits for Concrete Monocoque Casting - Tsz Yan Ng, Sean Ahlquist, and Evgueni Filipov

 

 

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