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About the Speaker
Theodore Spyropoulos is an architect and educator. He is the Director of the Architectural Association's world renowned Design Research Lab (AADRL) in London. He has been a visiting Research Fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies working with the Interrogative Design Group and co-founded the New Media and Information Research initiative at the Architectural Association. He has taught in the graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania and the Royal College of Art, Innovation Design Engineering Department. He has been an invited collaborator of the Art & Ecology Trans-disciplinary Group an international cross-disciplinary design group exploring art ecology through urban development organized by the London School of Economics, Royal Society of Arts & Arts Council England.
Behavior is explored as a model for architecture that embraces an intimate engagement between social and material interaction. Continuing the work developed within our studio over the years the emphasis this year sought to open the discourse of behavior as a scenario driven operational research that engages a shift of an understanding of the world as fixed and finite to one that is dynamic and evolving. The research engages in social scenarios that embrace the possibilities of designing self aware and autonomous systems. The lecture will explore generative and behavior-based design a means to proto-type the future through the work of Minimaforms and the AADRL.
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