Marc Fornes is a registered “Architect DPLG” mixed with a fine connoisseur in computer science. Hidden under his label THEVERYMANY™ he is one of the leading figure in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication. He defines his research and practice’s agenda as a quest for ”Explicit and Encoded,” “Precise Indetermination,” and “Progressive Geometry” all seeking “Unconventional Futures.”
Marc FORNES, “Computational Skinning: Trials and Errors”
7.00 pm / Lichthof 2
University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Photo: Stephane MURATET
In 2004 Fornes graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London after having previously studied in France and Sweden (KTH). Marc’s professional work experience in La Reunion, France, UK and the US includes SOM, Ross Lovegrove and ZAHA HADID Architects, where he was the project architect, from competition to tender documentation, for an experimental Mediatheque in Pau. During his three years on this project he directed the material research and geometrical development for a large span, self-supported, carbon fiber shell.
Marc – together with Francois Roche (R&Sie(n)) – started “(n)Certainties” – a graduate studio recurrently hosted in Fall at Columbia University (NYC) with visiting ones at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and at Die Angewandte (Vienna) as its Cross Over studio. He since taught at University of Michigan and at Harvard/GSD. In parallel of academia – Marc is also teaching for McNeel numerous scripting workshops (Rhinoscript/Python) across the globe.
Under THEVERYMANY™ – Marc has designed and built an extensive body of large scale, prototypical installations. He has been invited across the globe, lecturing at the MoMA (NYC), showing work at the Guggenheim (NYC), part of the permanent collection of the CENTRE POMPIDOU (Paris) and the FRAC Centre in Orleans and has been exhibited while Art Basel Miami. In 2007 he designed and launched – www.scriptedbypurpose.net – the first exhibition exclusively focusing on scripted processes within design – and curated in 2008 the European section for the Architecture Biennale in Beijing.