Saturday, 13 January 2018 (1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)
Hand craftsmanship is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. Traditional artisan techniques are being rediscovered and reinvented, factories are becoming manufactories, and craft is in – be it in the form of micro-breweries in New York and London or the one-of-a-kind creations gracing the fashion and design hotspots of Milan and Berlin. This demand for handmade, one-off originals is coming up against the increasingly automated and digital processes of everyday life and manufacturing. But the two are more compatible than you might think.
Additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing and, on an even more modern note, 4D printing with its materials that reshape or re-assemble themselves over time, open up a whole range of new options for more individualized design and super-personalized products. The Talk on "New one-off originals: handmade vs. digital" explores the interplay between traditional craftsmanship, contemporary design and tomorrow’s technologies.
|Speaker: Veronika Aumann|
Aumann, a textile designer and researcher, divides her time between conceptual work at the interface between technology and textile in the human/machine/body context and designing classic textile collections and patterns for clothing and interiors.
|Lecture 2: "Digital Craft"|
(Time: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.)
|Speaker: Manuel Jimenez García, madMdesign + Gilles Retsin, Gilles Retsin Architecture|
Manuel Jimenez García and Gilles Retsin jointly teach and research at various institutions, including the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, where they work in the Architectural Computation program. They are also co-founders of two architecture and design firms which apply architectural computation principles in their work.
|Lecture 3: "We master complexity"|
(Time: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.)
|Speaker: Fabian Scheurer, designtoproduction|
Fabian Scheurer is a co-founder of Design-to-Production, a firm that specializes in building data modeling and parameterization – a business model that fills the digital gap in the building process chain between initial design and production. By mastering complexity, the firm helps many of the world’s big names in architecture realize their projects.
|Round table talks with the four speakers: "Handmade versus digtal?"|
(Time: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.)