Peter Wall Dinner Forum on Soft Architecture
February 17, 2016
This special dinner forum features a talk and discussion led by designers Joe Dahmen and Amber Frid-Jimenez who will present recent architectural installations exploring softness.
Soft systems attempt to account for non-linear processes whose complexity derives from the shifting interrelationships between elements whose stability is rooted in dynamism. The move toward soft methodologies across disciplines represents a significant shift with important implications for the way we approach architectural environments and materials. Contemporary architectural explorations of softness build in new and technically sophisticated ways on earlier efforts to reduce architectural space to its primary elements. This talk will look at the effects of physical and operational softness on the experience of architectural space through the lens of recent public space installations using mycelium biocomposites and recycled materials. The designers use creative material exploration to provoke fundamental questions about our relationship to architecture.
Date: February 24, 2016, 6-9pm
Location: UBC Peter Wall Institute, E Conference Room, University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver
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