Fostering a direct exchange between architects, designers and industry MADA hosts transmaterial - a research symposium through, across and beyond materials and materiality in the constructed environment.
In parts fuelled by an increased ability and growing sophistication in designing material performance, by the challenges of the material world made manifest in the ecological crisis, and by global economic transformations, such as the shift of manufacturing away from the developed world, questions surrounding materiality, materials and material technologies have recently come under renewed attention. In this are new opportunities for dialogue. transmaterial will provide interfaces between disciplines that will enable dialogues and foster an exchange of knowledge through, across and beyond materials and materiality. transmaterial will connect global issues in materials, technologies and their ramifications with local concerns in manufacturing and making.
Accompanied by an exhibition at Pin-Up Project Space, this symposium brings together international and national thinkers and practitioners from the fields of architecture, engineering and material science. The event will comprise of a series of progressive presentations by invited speakers, which will be followed a chaired panel discussion.
Keynote speakers: Blaine Brownell (UMN) and Dr Paul Nicholas (CITA/MESNE)
Invited Panel discussion with John Bahoric (ARUP), Dr Chris Hutchinson (Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University), Dr Anupama Kundoo (University of Queensland), and Peter Lim (Tensys).
Convened by Dr John Sadar and Tim Schork (Department of Architecture, MADA)
This symposium is the final event of MADA’s transmaterial research events series, which investigates material innovation in the constructed environment and has been made possible by the generous support of veski. To find out more about the transmaterial research events series please visit the MADA website.