On March 9th I had the pleasure to join Michael Weinstock [EmTech, AA School], Marco Poletto [ecoLogicStudio], and Katya Larina [Landscape Urbanism, AA School] at The Bartlett’s Urban Morphogenesis Lab to critique the work of its Masters programme Bio-Urban Design Research Cluster 16. Led by architect Claudia Pasquero, together with a team including architect/researcher Emmanouil Zaroukas, the programme works “within a research agenda that addresses issues of morphogenesis and metabolisms through multi-spectral methodology that the Lab has named Polycephalum”.
The projects presented explored the potentialities of developing a range of biological materials, including bioplastic, microbial cellulose, and biorock, and of working with living organisms, including silk moths. Intelligent, inspired, and compelling projects, together with fellow jurors, I much look forward to seeing how the projects develop.
Delighted to be aboard as scientific advisor to Biosphere IV, which founded by theatre director Tom Bailey , brings together environmental historian Marianna Dudley, and cultural geographer Franklin Ginn, with University of Bristol, at-Bristol, the Mechanical Animal Corporation, and Bionic City, to develop "an artificially created space with live performance to help imagine and explore how we experience and adapt to life in the face of environmental change". Science meets Arts meets Humanities, more information is coming soon:
Joining Symbiartic's #SciArt tweet storm for the third year in a row, this year's contribution comes from the 'Flower Power' microscopic studies series, which has been ongoing since 2014.
Attracting a huge community of support, Symbiartic's annual tweet storm celebrates transdisciplinary practice at the intersection of science and art.
Engagement is simple: tweet 3 [or more] pieces of your own sciart; retweet 5 pieces of sciart by other tweet storm participants; hashtag your tweets #sciart.
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Melissa Sterry, design scientist, systems theorist, futurologist, cross disciplinary designer developing Bionic City®, and PhD Researcher.
Asking the question "how would nature design a city" since 2010.
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