San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This symposium explores how recent forms of media influence our understanding and formation of landscapes. We will examine the substantial changes that have occurred within the digital realm over the last decade, focusing in particular on the development of computationally enabled imaging and modeling. How can we better engage the “invisibles”—biotic and abiotic interactions and flows—that exist outside of our creation but nevertheless can only be understood through our systems of representation? This symposium considers emerging methods and vocabularies that engage this question, and looks to our allied fields—engineering, ecology, art and architecture—for points of convergence, and also to challenge our presumptions, and theirs, when designing with nature today.
March 19, 6-8pm
March 20, 9-6pm
Session 1: Flows (Modeling the Invisibles)
Session 2: Agents (Designing for the Invisibles)
Session 3: Indicators (Revealing the Invisibles)
MICHAEL F. ALLEN WILLIAM W. BRAHAM BRADLEY CANTRELL ALEX FELSON JOSH FREESE NATALIE JEREMIJENKO STEVEN O. KIMBROUGH ANURADHA MATHUR KAREN M’CLOSKEY HEIDI NEPF PHILIP ORTON CLAUDIA PASQUERO ROBERT PIETRUSKO CARLO RATTI EDUARDO RICO DAVID SALOMON ORKAN TELHAN DANA TOMLIN KEITH VANDERSYS MICHAEL WEISBERG RICHARD WELLER
This event is organized by Karen M’Closkey and Keith VanDerSys with generous support from PennDesign. LOWER GALLERY, Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
For more information, visit https://www.design.upenn.edu/landscape-architecture/events/simulating-natures.
When & Where
PennDesign is an inventive place of learning where the many fields of architecture, planning, preservation, landscape and the fine arts come together on shared ground. At PennDesign, we are dedicated to design that is creative in nature and transformative in impact. In a collaborative environment that fosters inquiry and experimentation, faculty and students seek to recast the distinction between theory and practice, expand knowledge and invention through research, and contribute works of value and beauty.
Learn more: www.design.upenn.edu