This season, for the first time, Materials & Applications built installations in new locations and created indoor installations. These departures from our usual building process have opened up numerous opportunities for new ways to work. We are excited to see what this process will yield. Feel free to join our mailing list if you would like to participate.
Our weekly workshops so far have included a talk on engineering systems by Matt Melnyk of Buro Happold and a talk on inflatable architecture by John Southern of UrbanOps and Dustin Feider of o2 Treehouse. We have had hands on construction experiments with Emily White, Lisa Little, Brian Janeczko, we even had a high fiving workshop with Aaron Ryan. In the future we have plans for many more interesting events including a rigging workshop at 826 and probably some more hydrology events here at M&A.
We have engaged in numerous workshops to experiment with steam bending bamboo, creating tensegrity forms with fabric and bamboo, creating a taxonomy of paper fringe with origami and many other processes which were part social enterprise, part building experiment. To date, we have produced Extraterritorial Build, Fat Fringe , Bitter Melon, and Squid Capsule with numerous other projects in the works.