Informed Form @ DesignMatters Gallery

We would like to formally extend an invitation to  "Informed Form" at the Design Matters Gallery  for the final reviews and end-of-year exhibition showcasing the work of the Post-Professional Graduate Design Studios at the USC School of Architecture led by Alvin Huang. The review will include student presentations of architectural proposals which challenge the relevance of the public library in a post-digital era, as well as a series of five full-scale mock-ups and prototypes (inspired by the projects) which will be installed and exhibited in the gallery. "Informed Form"  is an ongoing research initiative that explores the relevance of form as a product of reciprocity between geometry (form), force (performance), matter (organization), and craft (fabrication).  It extends the design research legacies of analogue form-finding in the works of Frei Otto, Antonio Gaudi, Heinz Isler, and Felix Candela by exploring digital and analogue techniques for discovering form through variable material and geometric organizations and force simulations, while simultaneously considering the design opportunities being afforded by advances in computation and fabrication technologies. Confirmed guest critics include: Neil Leach (USC), Biayana Bogosian (USC),  Sam Lubell (The Architects Newspaper), Paul Ehret (Gehry Technologies), Mark Bittoni (Bittoni Design Studio), Jean Michel Crettaz (slap!HQ), David Freeland (Freeland Buck / Sci-Arc), Georgina Huljich (P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S / UCLA AUD) Featuring presentations and installations by: Wendong Wang, Chen Chen, Anda Lam, Sherry Wang, Pouya Goshayeshi, Yun Yun Huang, Yueming Zhou, Joshua Du, Gou Yu, Chenguang Zheng, Kai Ding, Jasper Wang, Wu Qiong, Wu Liang, Wen Fei Jiang
Wednesday, December 19 2012
2-6pm Presentations and Review
6-9pm Reception
Design Matters Gallery | 11527 West Pico Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90064 | Tel:310.841.6423