Niccolò Casas is a designer, architect and professor.
His work aims to highlight the convergence of architecture, technology and fashion design.
Casas is currently working toward his PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College of London,where he focus is on Catabiosis as aesthetic of (high) entropy.
He currently teaches at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and has been visiting professor at Texas A&M School of Architecture. He has also taught and lectured at the Università degli Studi di Genova, Università degli Studi di Firenze, London South Bank University, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College of London and Florida International University.
He teamed up with fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht to create Smoke Dress, a fully 3D-printed dress designed for Volkswagen and presented at the IAA in Frankfurt, and Light, a wearable tech component for Cirque du Soleil.
He is also collaborating with fashion designer Leyre Valiente, automobile manufacturing company BMW and with thermoelectric researchers at MIT Wristify, among others.
Casas’ work has been exhibited in New York (Times Square), Florence (Pitti Uomo), London (3D Printshow 2012 and 2013), Paris (3D Printshow 2013), Los Angeles (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) and Orleans (ArchiLab 2013 at the FRAC Centre) and is part of the (En)Coding Architecture book edited by Liss C. Werner and Archilab (2013) and Naturalizing Architecture by Professor Frédéric Migayrou and Marie-Ange Brayer. He has also contributed to Domus and Lancia TrendVisions magazines.
Istvan / Chaotic Atmospheres
Ricardo O’Nascimento is an artist and researcher on the field of new media and interactive art. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments. He is the founder of POPKALAB – a design/research studio focused on innovation on the field of wearable technology.
He holds degree from PUC – SP , SENAC – SP and the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz at the Interface Culture Department. Currently he works in his studio and teaches at some places.
He receive awards including CYNETART award 2012 and Rumos Arte Cibernética. His works have been featured in several museums, galleries and art festivals like Ars Electronica, FILE, LABoral, V2, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Soft Galleri, Transmediale and MAC – Coruña, among others.
Saša Jokic / Mataerial
Sasa Jokic holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and a Master’s degree in Advanced Architecture from IaaC Institute in Barcelona.
After his graduation he had worked as an assistant teacher at the Chair for Architecture at Belgrade University. He obtained architecture design experience at UNStudio, Amsterdam based studio.In 2012, Sasa has been a co-inventor of the new 3D printing technology under the project called “Mataerial” together with Petr Novikov. During 2014, he had been leading a research project “Minibuilders”, at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC), as a part of the Open Thesis Fabrication course.Sasa has given a numerous public lectures at major international meetings on the construction robotics topic. His academic and professional work has been worldwide recognised and featured on leading technology and architecture journals.
Soomeen Hahm / Zaha-Hadid Architects – GAD
Soomeen Hahm is an architectural designer and researcher based in London currently working as visiting lectuerer in the Bartlett UCL GAD and as senior designer in Zaha Hadid Architects. Her interests are focused on research in generative and algorithmic design through the use of computer coding, application of multi-agent systems in design, interactive/responsive environments, behavioral patterns of natural systems, as well as robotic fabrication processes and digital modes of production. She is specialized in coding, digital simulations and 3d modeling in various software platforms. As part of her educational research, she is contributing to various online educational contents and digital tool set libraries. She strongly believes in teaching and research within academia as indispensable ways to exchange, communicate and accumulate knowledge. While participating in different academic events, she tries to tackle the issue of agent based design paradigm in architecture on multiple scale projects, through collaboration and exchange of knowledge with other experts from the field.