Material Intelligence is a one-week intensive design and prototyping workshop to be held in New York City during the week of August 16-20.
Over the course of five days participants will examine the cultural as well as technological domains of associative practices within architecture and its related fields. Participants will develop projects through iterative workflows with an emphasis placed on material prototyping as a vehicle for design innovation. The workshop will be conducted in a fast-paced and hands-on studio environment where participants will have access to digital fabrication equipment including an industrial CNC 3-axis Mill and CNC High-Force Cutter.
The format of the workshop includes daily instructional, design, and fabrication sessions in addition to lunch time and evening lectures by leading practitioners in the field. The primary CAD platform will be Grasshopper for Rhino3D, supported by a suite of associated programs including RhinoCam, RhinoNest, and Brazil Render. The workshop will culminate in a public exhibition and opening reception on the evening of Saturday, August 21.
The Material Intelligence workshop was conceived through a collaboration between Studio Mode/modeLab and Tietz-Baccon. The instructors include Ronnie Parsons + Gil Akos of Studio Mode and Erik Tietz + Andrew Baccon of Tietz-Baccon. Collectively the group of instructors have taught design studios, seminars, and workshops throughout North America and Europe in both academic as well as professional settings.
Material Intelligence is graciously supported by the following sponsors: