Neri Oxman lectured at the 'Digital Cities' conference held at the Bauhaus, Dessau in June, 2007. The conference was sponsored by DAAD. Other speakers included Gisela Baurmann - Büro NY, New York, Alain Chiaradia - Space Syntax, London, Jürgen Mayer - J. Mayer H Architects, Berlin, Yusuke Obuchi - DRL Architectural Association, London, Kas Oosterhuis - ONL Architects, Rotterdam, Matias del Campo - SPAN, François Roche - R&Sie(n), Paris and Neil Leach. Proceedings from the conference are to be published in an issue of Architectural Design entitled: 'Digital Cities'. Thank you Matias for the images. Registration: email@example.com
materialecology was formed in 2006 by Neri Oxman as an interdisciplinary research initiative that undertakes design research in the intersection between architecture, engineering, computation, and ecology. As such, this initiative is concerned with material organization and performance across all scales of design thought and practice. As such, it seeks to promote and define a design research agenda which is ecological in nature, in ideology and in material practice; it aims at embracing the evolving elements of change in both (and indeed related) social constructs and environmental descriptions of the ever changing built environment. materialecology undertakes research in advanced digital applications for architectural practice and pursuits their contribution to a design paradigm promoting generative design processes.