BIO DATA MATTER // Research
BIO DATA MATTER for La Biennale di Venezia Here’s a taste of our work-in-progress for our BIO DATA MATTER project at WE-DESIGNS, LLC. In the future of urban living, as citizens of global cities, and the circular economy, we often-overlook the sources of the micro-biotic and digitally data embedded lives we live in. The future of cities is now; and the people powering that future live and work in cities, bringing their energy and ideas to bear on the unique challenges and opportunities of urban life.
GGA Foundation – EUROPEAN CULTURAL CENTRE
May 26th to November 25th 2018
Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
Above: Petri-dish bacteria and e-coli were incubated and performed by Marcus Banks, the New School.
‘DATA & MATTER’ Exhibition Modes of perceiving, experiencing and inhabiting cities are radically changing along with a radical transformation of the tools that we use to design. Cities, buildings, bodies are complex and systemic organisms requiring approaches that engage new multi-scalar strategies to connect the physical layer with the system of networked ecologies.
Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a series of projects with an interest in shaping architectural form coining terms such as ‘datascapes’, and more recently, ‘atmospheric thinking’. In these projects, computational technologies inform new relationships between information and matter, code and space to redefine new urban ecosystems where light, temperature, humidity, and biometric data are pre-conditions for spatial form.
This exhibition presents a group of projects by leading international designers using emerging and novel forms of reading and producing spatial conditions that connect/visualize data, responsive systems, and sensing/actuation technologies, through micro and macro scales. The exhibition takes the opportunity to exhibit a range of projects, side by side, that transform data as an abstraction into spatial and experiential configurations.
It aims at triggering discussion and debate on how the use of data in design methodologies and theoretical discourses have evolved in the last two decades and why processes of data measurement, quantification, simulation, ubiquitous technologies and algorithmic control, and their integration into methods of making architectural form and spatial experiences, are becoming vital in academic and industry practices.
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