Iris van HERPEN presents “Voltage,” her Haute Couture collection for S/S 2013, with contributions from Neri OXMAN and Julia KOERNER.
Design, like mythology, employs the augmentation of human power and of the built environment. From the Golem of Prague to architectural exoskeletons, from Icarus’ wings to da Vinci’s flying machines, from the Promethean liver to DNA printing – design reflects and amplifies how Nature works. We can today transform the super-natural pronounced by myth into reality as digital fabrication and material technologies offer possibilities to redesign Nature: robotically woven silk pavilions, ultra-light breathable helmets and 4d printed skins are among what can be considered “mythologies of the not yet”.
Neri OXMAN, “Mythologies of The Not Yet”
7.00 pm / Lichthof 2
University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Neri Oxman is a groundbreaking architect and designer who looks to nature for inspiration. Her work across the disciplines of art, science, design, and ecology transforms experimental design into eco-activism. The founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, an interdisciplinary design research initiative, Oxman is an assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab, and her work is part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
“Finding Form: at the Crossroads of Art, Science, Technology, and Environmentalism”
6.00 pm / Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118