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The Building as Being Symposium part 1: The City

1-4-21 20:00 - 1-4-21 21:15
Online

The Symposium Programme: The Building as Being (EN)
Research fellow Esmee Geerken and Waag invite you to the Art-Science Symposium series Building as Being. The Symposium discusses new ways of urban design strategies. For this end, Geerkens invites thinkers coming from a biological, material and sociological background. What could architects for example learn from the way in which minerals build structures? 

The Building as Being moves away from a human-centred worldview to a holistic view where we shape our environment in accordance with non-human entities. In three episodes, we look at ‘building’ on different scales: The City, The Mind and Matter. This Symposium is in English.

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Part 1. The City
Thursday 1st of April 2021 | 20:00 - 21:15

How can we yield emergent, self-organizing and ‘swarm-like’ urban design strategies and how can we grow materials instead of designing them? This evening will provide an overview of the nature of self-organization and emergence and show how you can grow mother of pearl using bacteria. With Dr. Sharon Wohl, Architecture and Urban Design, Iowa State University, US and Dr. Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, Bionanoscience department, TU Delft (NL).

Programme
20:00  Introduction
20:05-20:20 Dr. Sharon Wohl, Architecture and Urban Design, Iowa State University
(US) On self-organization and complexity in urban environments.
20:20-20:30 Questions from chat for Sharon Wohl
20:30-20:45 Dr. Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, Bionanoscience department, TU Delft (NL)
On growing matter and collaborating withbacteria to grow mother of pearl
20:45-21:15 Discussion and questions from chat

Have a look at part 2: The Mind 
Thursday the 15th of April 2021  | 20:00 - 21:15 | Online

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Have a look at part 3: Matter
Thursday the 22nd of April 2021  | 20:00 - 21:15 | Online

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