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Living+ Guest Lecture 11.11.20 by Architect David Benjamin (US)

A guest lecture by Professor David Benjamin from Columbia University (US) and the co-founder of the innovative architecture & design studio "The Living" will be held online on the 11th of November, at 5pm EET (local time in Helsinki). Prof. Benjamin will talk about his award-winning work which combines architecture with biology and computation.
Architecture installation "Hy-Fi" utilizing mushroom root, by The Living at 2014 MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program.
Architecture installation "Hy-Fi" utilizing mushroom root, by The Living at 2014 MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program.

Join the event on Zoom here. The event is open to everyone interested. 

 

Topic of the lecture:

 

Now We See Now

"Buildings are living organisms. They breathe and pulse. They inhabit complex ecosystems of species, technologies, and culture. And understanding buildings requires understanding these vital signs and these ecosystems. The Living is a design studio and an experiment in living architecture. This lecture will describe our approach and our recent work at the intersection of biology, computation, and the circular economy." 

 

Introduction of David Benjamin:

David Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. He and his firm have won many design prizes, including the Young Architects Program Award from the Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Benjamin appeared in Rolling Stone as one of “25 People Shaping the Future,” and The Living was ranked third on Fast Company’s list of World’s Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms. Focusing on the intersection of biology, computation, and design, Benjamin has articulated three frameworks for harnessing living organisms for architecture: bio-processing, bio-sensing, and bio-manufacturing

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