Wednesday, 31 Jan 2018
Computational design is a field within architecture that leverages computing, data and machines to advance the aesthetic and performative qualities of the built environment. As the field matures, architects must address an increasing number of cultural, political and ethical dimensions, particularly in technical roles. This presentation examines the gender gap in computational design and proposes an agenda to achieve gender equality in this area.
Dorothy Tang, a landscape architect whose work engages with urban and rural communities in areas facing large-scale environmental upheaval, will focus on three environmental crises -- floods in Thailand, climate-change adaptation in the Pearl River Delta of China and anticipated deforestation in Myanmar -- and explore possible design responses to current ecological issues.
Cristina Goberna Pesudo, an architect, educator, critic and co-founder of the architecture firm Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (FKAA), will share the firm's latest projects. Part of the ISU Department of Architecture's 2017-2018 Public Programs Series.