PLEXUS 5 _ 12th OF MAR 2013



Ollie Palmer

Ollie Palmer is a designer and artist. He a collaborator with Open_H2O and Protei (open source projects developing oceanic technologies). He has travelled around the world, hitchhiked across Iceland, taught I.T. in the depths of the Amazon and sometimes plays with ants. He is a tutor in the Interactive Architecture Workshop at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL and is a Getty Images contributing photographer.

Manja van de Worp

Manja van de Worp is a trained Architect and Structural Engineer, exploring synergies between structural design, architecture, geometry and fabrication. She followed her master degree from TUE in the Netherlands with a postgraduate at the Architectural Association in Emergent Technology and design in London.

She has worked from 2007 for Arup in the Advanced Geometry Unit, lead by Cecil Balmond, designing complex structural geometrical projects and ARUP ATR, designing retractable facade and Manta glass greenhouse with Heatherwick studio.
Her expertise lies in the translation of an idea into a working structural design, relating fabrication, materiality and geometry.

She holds a permanent teaching position at the Architectural Association in London where she teaches technical design and has a Technology and Architecture diploma course. She also assist unit 19 at the Bartlett with DR. Next to that Manja teaches various workshops to architecture students, engineers and fashion designers and privately collaborates with collaborates with architects and designers as Lily Jencks and Studio Roso.

Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn

We explore Colour, Life, and Infinity
through new technology and a research-led approach
– hi-tech experiences with a human touch.
FIELD creates expressive and dynamic artworks for digital platforms:
audio-visual installations, experiences for web and mobile, and shareable digital artefacts.

Colour is our material, and our way to talk to hearts and minds. We are committed to the pursuit of the new, and driven by the contemporary pulse of art, design, fashion and music.

FIELD has created work for galleries, festivals, and public installations in Europe, the US and Asia. The studio led by co-founders Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn delivers branded art for a global audience, and generative systems for intelligent design solutions.

Memo Akten

Memo Akten is a visual artist, musician and engineer working at the intersection of art and science. His work covers a range of disciplines including installations, performances, films, music videos, online works and mobile applications. Driven by the urge to make the seemingly impossible, possible; and awaken our childlike instincts to explore and discover; he explores new ways of creating and performing images and sound. Playing at the border between abstract and figurative, he extracts and amplifies the unseen relationships within images, space, movement, sound and time. While his primary crafts include writing software, working with and appropriating new technologies; above all his work focuses on creating powerful emotional and evocative experiences.

Special Guests:
Mollie Claypool

Mollie Claypool studied architecture at Pratt Institute and received her Masters with Distinction from the AA in the Histories and Theories of Architecture. Her current research looks at constructs of masculine dominant fictions in architectural history and a re-reading of these fictions from the perspective of the technological female. Past work has addressed narrative of subjectivity in modern and contemporary architecture, computation, the philosophy of science and the history of technology.

She has held teaching positions at the AA since 2009 in the DRL and History and Theory Studies programme and runs MArch Diploma Unit 19 at the Bartlett, UCL with Philippe Morel and Kasper Ax. She has worked for and collaborated with the RCA, AA Publications and Phaidon Press and taught previously at the University of Reading and University of Brighton.




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