Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH)

SoAAD McKinney Visiting Artist Series: Phillip Beesley: Digital Arts

Philip Beesley’s (FRAIC OAA RCA, visual artist, architect) research focuses on next-generation architecture that asks fundamental questions: can architecture feel, and care? Can new digital fabrication, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology combine in architecture that comes close to life itself? Beesley’s practice includes multiple crafts of architecture, sculpture, industrial design, instrument making, and mechatronics. He often collaborates with artists, including couture designer Iris van Herpen and futurist Rachel Armstrong. He is a Professor at the University of Waterloo and European Graduate School, and serves as the Director for the 40-partner Living Architecture Systems Group and Riverside Architectural Press. He has authored and edited sixteen books and proceedings, and has appeared on the cover of Artificial Life (MIT), LEONARDO and AD journals. Features include Vogue, WIRED, and a series of TED talks. His work has received multiple distinctions, and was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture.

The McKinney Visiting Artist Series brings prominent working artists from a range of studio practices and fields to the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Artists lead workshops and critiques for students within the department, as well as lectures and gallery talks open to the campus community.

Friday November 03, 2017 05:00 PM
Friday November 03, 2017 06:00 PM
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