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KEPOS – c[pd]g collective post digital garden

KEPOS – c[pd]g collective post digital garden

Presentation in cooperation with the MAK FUTURE LAB

Tuesday, 6. June 2017, 7pm 
MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Foyer and Stubenring in front of the MAK main entrance
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna

Duration of the exhibition, Stubenring
7. June - 22. June 2017 

KEPOS – Prototype of an interactive urban sculpture
An architectural intervention by Angelica Lorenzi & Dennis Schiaroli, under supervision by Galo Moncayo & Anna Gulinska
Furniture by Alexander Karaivanov


Welcome
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director, MAK
Andrea Börner & Bernhard Sommer, University of Applied Arts Vienna

20:30 pm (at dusk), performative intervention Nacktscanner by Patrick Jaritz Rüdiger SuppinMusik von Lumu (fabrikamint)

KEPOS is a full-scale prototype of an interactive urban sculpture, realized at the University of Applied Arts Vienna by the Departments Energy Design/ Bernhard Sommer and Urban Startegies/Andrea Börner within the Framwork of the project Active Pubic Space (APS). Based on a design of Angelica Lorenzi and Dennis Schiaroli, the installation fosters interlinking the physical—built as much as natural—environment with the digital world of information exchange.

More than 70% of the EU’s citizens live in urban areas: cities and urban areas are centres of economic development, services, knowledge and creativity. The public space is the soul of the City, the place where all its features come together. It is an area of overlap and interconnection, the place where the character and the culture of a society is materialized.Co-founded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, three partner institutions investigate the integrating and innovative role of implementing sustainable urban developments in research. International workshops and urban installations to actively engage citizens, the project aims not only to acknowledge the potential of information and communication technologies in the changing public spaces—in favor for direct citizen-space interaction—but publicly test prototypical strategies at concrete places and events, thus raising interest in architecture and public space among a broader audience. Partner institutions: (IAAC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Barcelona/ Lead), CCEA (Centre for Central European Architecture, Prague)

The implementation was realized with kind support of BOLLINGER+GROHMANN Ingenieure, SeMF, EXIKON arc&dev, K2 Dach&Bau, Baumit and Robotic Woodcraft.

To connect with Kepos visit: facebook.com/apsKEPOS and twitterhandle @Kepos_cpdg

For more information on APS and details of its program visit the project website: www.activepublicspace.org

02/06/17

IoA Sliver Lecture Liam Young, May 23, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Liam Young, May 23, 7pm

Liam Young is an Australian born architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, speculative and imaginary urbanisms. Building his design fictions from the realities of present Young also co runs the Unknown Fields Division, a nomadic research studio that travels on location shoots and expeditions to the ends of the earth to document emerging trends and uncover the weak signals of possible futures. He has been acclaimed in both mainstream and architectural media, including the BBC, NBC, Wired, Guardian, Time Magazine, and Dazed and Confused, is a BAFTA nominated producer and his work has been collected by institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has taught internationally including the Architectural Association and Princeton University and now runs an MA in Fiction and Entertainment at SciArc. Liam manages his time between exploring distant landscapes and visualising the fictional worlds he extrapolates from them.

Upcoming IoA Sliver Lectures:
June 6: Ruth SchnellMartin Kusch, Angewandte

18/05/17

Lecture The Making of...Investcorp Building, Oxford, May 18,7pm

Lecture The Making of...Investcorp Building, Oxford, May 18,7pm

„The Making of the Investcorp, Oxford"
Michael Reifer/ Frener & Reifer

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Seminarraum 3, Top Floor
Stubenring 3, 1010 Vienna

Zaha Hadid always tried to push the artistic boundaries of architecture, thus challenging engineers and construction companies. One of her last projects, an extension to St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University, bridges the distance between two historic buildings with a glossy double-curved stainless steel shape. The small but spectacular building was realized in collaboration with Frener & Reifer, a company that strives to advance building technology in research and practice. The nearly seamless freeform steel facade with its electro-polished surface was completely planned, manufactured and installed by the Italian cladding specialist.

Michael Reifer will explain the design objectives that required an unusually precise prefabricated facade solution for the Investcorp Building (a.k.a. “Softbridge”). He will compare the project with other buildings the company contributed to in the last years and he will talk about technological improvements and his constant efforts to improve the data flow and close the digital chain of design and production.

18/05/17

IoA Sliver Lecture Martin Tamke, May 11, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Martin Tamke, May 11, 7pm

Martin Tamke is Associate Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen. He is pursuing a design led research in the interface and implications of computational design and its materialisation. He joined the newly founded research centre CITA in 2006 and shaped its design based research practice. Projects on new design and fabrication for wood and fiber based materials led to a series of research projects and digitally fabri-cated demonstrators that explore an archi-tectural practice engaged with bespoke materials and behaviour.
Martin initiated and conducted research projects in the emerging field of digital production in the building industry and architectural computa-tion. The research connects academic and industrial partners from architecture and engineering, computer and material science and the crafts. Currently he is involved in the EU framework 7 project DURAARK, the Danish funded four year Complex Modelling research project and the adapt-r and InnoChain PhD research networks.
May 23: Liam Young, SCI-Arc
June 6: Ruth SchnellMartin Kusch, Angewandte

29/04/17

IoA Sliver Lecture Herwig Baumgartner, May 3, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Herwig Baumgartner, May 3, 7pm

Herwig Baumgartner is a licensed architect, principal and co-founder of the architecture firm B+U, based in Los Angeles and a professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Previously he taught at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and conducted workshops around the country and abroad.
He received his diploma in Music and New Media from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from Studio Wolf D. Prix, University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 1996. 
Prior to founding B+U with Scott Uriu in 2000, Herwig Baumgartner worked as a senior associate and project architect at Gehry Partners. He also collaborated with artist Richard Serra and worked on several large-scale sculptural projects in New Zealand, Naples, Toronto, and San Francisco. B+U work is often informed by experimenting with concepts and techniques outside the architectural profession, including electronic music, science and computation.
Upcoming IoA Sliver Lectures:

May 11: Martin Tamke, CITA
May 23: Liam Young, SCI-Arc
June 6: Ruth SchnellMartin Kusch, Angewandte



28/04/17

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