October 29, 2019 - Norman Foster Foundation - Robotics Atelier 2019
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October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019

Norman Foster Foundation

Second edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier, 2018.

Robotics Atelier 2019
November 4–8, 2019

Public Debate: November 5, 12:30–2:20pm, Philip Beesley, Adrian Bowyer, Anna Dyson, Xavier De Kestelier, Frédéric Migayrou, Claudia Pasquero, Liam Young and Tim Stonor

Norman Foster Foundation
Monte Esquinza 48 28010 Madrid, Spain
Madrid
Spain

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The third edition of the Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier will take place on November 4-8, 2019, with the support of the Rolex Institute.

"Over the past ten years, designers have been teased by the potential applications of 3D printing. Anything from 3D-printed cars to violins; 3D printing has been proclaimed to be the inception of the Fourth Industrial Revolution," states Xavier De Kestelier. As he puts it, "Although 3D printing has been a major disrupter in medical sciences, mechanical engineering and to a certain extent consumer products, It could be argued that its true impact on the architecture industry is yet to come."

This workshop will focus on large-scale 3D printing with recycled plastics. A special challenge is to design a building skin that can have multiple functionalities embedded within one complex geometrical system and, at the same time, that can integrate a variety of functions able to respond to specific environments.

The Academic Body spans a wide range of practitioners that work in different fields related to manufacturing and digital fabrication. This year’s Academic Body includes Philip Beesley, Director of the Living Architecture Systems Group, Toronto, Professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada and the European Graduate School in Switzerland; Adrian Bowyer, Founder and Director of RepRap Ltd, Nootdorp, The Netherlands; Anna Dyson, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (CEA), New Haven, United States; Manuel Jiménez García, Founding Partner of Nagami, Ávila, Spain; Xavier De Kestelier, Principal and Head of Design Technology and Innovation at HASSELL Studio, London, United Kingdom; Achim Menges, Director of the Institute for Computational Design (ICD), Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany; Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle (MNAM-CCI) at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Claudia Pasquero, Director and Co-founder of ecoLogicStudio, London, United Kingdom; Liam Young, Director of the Masters of Science in Fiction and Entertainment at Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, United States.

After reviewing applications submitted by hundreds of candidates from around the world, the selection committee awarded ten scholarships to students from the following universities and institutions: The Ashesi University, Berekuso, Ghana; The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; The University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States; ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; The American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece; CENTRO Diseño, Cine y Televisión, Mexico City, Mexico; Harvard University, Cambridge, United States; The Institute for Computational Design (ICD), Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany; and the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, United States.

The 2019 Robotics Atelier will include seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutoring and architectural tours. The Atelier will culminate in a five-day event led by its mentor, Xavier De Kestelier, Principal and Head of Design Technology and Innovation at HASSELL Studio, London, United Kingdom.

Public debate
Date and time: November 5, 2019 12:30–2:20pm
Venue: Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos - Paseo del General Martínez Campos 14, 28010, Madrid, Spain

With the participation of Philip Beesley, Adrian Bowyer, Anna Dyson, Xavier De Kestelier, Frédéric Migayrou, Claudia Pasquero and Liam Young

Tim Stonor, Managing Director of Space Syntax, London, United Kingdom, and part of the Advisory Board of the Norman Foster Foundation, will chair the debate.

If you are interested in attending the Public Debate above, please register via Eventbrite.

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