1. Tony Fry is Professor of Design Futures at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane Australia. He is also an award-winning designer, a theorist, a farmer, and director of a project developing an academy of indigenous-based creative practices in East Timor. The author of nine books, Tony is regarded as one of the most progressive thinkers on design in the world today. On his acclaimed book, Design as Politics, a reviewer commented: “To say it’s ‘timely’ is an understatement. Fry offers us one of the most prescient theses for the design of a different possible future.”

    With support from the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

    This lecture took place on January 19, 2012 as part of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design's Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.

    All programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please visit: art-design.umich.edu/stamps

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  2. OMA warmly thanks the Berlage Institute for sharing this film
    May 30, 2011

    Rem Koolhaas: Three in One.

    The lecture provides an overview of OMA’s recent thinking and will cover three interrelated topics: the growth of Preservation, and its blind spots; architecture and democracy; and the ongoing development of the office itself.

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  3. Reinier de Graaf, partner of OMA, presents Roadmap 2050, a for a renewable energy grid for Europe, at 'Beyond Entropy' an event organised by the Architectural Association at the Venice architecture biennale.

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  4. The conference organized by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic moves to transcend simplistic visions of contemporary ecology

    Proto/e/co/logics: speculative materialism in architecture, a summer symposium curated by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic, and staged in the beautiful setting of the Rovinj archipelago on the Istrian coast, aimed to 'tease out speculative directions for architecture beyond innocent and reductive approaches to ecology.' The focus for Andrasek, co-founder of biothing in London, and Juricic, was on architects finding an agency within nature, 'a condition that is already artificial', embracing the complexity of society.

    Recent tendencies have indeed taken a unique set of positions, driven by mathematical and computational abstractions, as the duo observe, transforming the ways in which architects consider the 'matter-information relationship'. Now that matter itself is perceived as an active agent, and 'greenwashing' is so common, what kind of architectural speculation strategies in relation to 'denaturalised material ecology' - bearing in mind nature's modes of behavior from generative beauty to utter disequilibrium - are desirable?

    http://mlaus.net

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  5. The conference organized by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic moves to transcend simplistic visions of contemporary ecology

    Proto/e/co/logics: speculative materialism in architecture, a summer symposium curated by Croatian architects Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic, and staged in the beautiful setting of the Rovinj archipelago on the Istrian coast, aimed to 'tease out speculative directions for architecture beyond innocent and reductive approaches to ecology.' The focus for Andrasek, co-founder of biothing in London, and Juricic, was on architects finding an agency within nature, 'a condition that is already artificial', embracing the complexity of society.

    Recent tendencies have indeed taken a unique set of positions, driven by mathematical and computational abstractions, as the duo observe, transforming the ways in which architects consider the 'matter-information relationship'. Now that matter itself is perceived as an active agent, and 'greenwashing' is so common, what kind of architectural speculation strategies in relation to 'denaturalised material ecology' - bearing in mind nature's modes of behavior from generative beauty to utter disequilibrium - are desirable?

    http://mlaus.net

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