About the Projects
Working models are a means to experiment first hand with materials and modes of assembly associated with natural forces /phenomena of light, air, water and heat with the end goal of identifying building strategies that allow humans to live in balance with nature. In this sense working models are a vehicle to discovery, innovation and practical application. In this course, modeling is an activity that initiates “hypothetical propositions of a possible order, real or imaginary.” (Á, Malo)
Locate experts from other fields (biology, materials science, ecology, optical science, manufacturing) to advise your team.
A few points that will guide our work:
• Living organisms are generally constructed from (and operated by) soft pliant materials that are renewable and fabricated at low temperatures.
• Resilience and flexibility are key attributes to species success.
• Complexity is an emergent property based on simple rule sets.
• As a system, life is a micro and macro performance based condition of checks and balances and therefore Life generates conditions conductive for life and produces no waste
Mary Cay Lancaster
Azubike Chukwufumnaya Ononye