Ecological Tectonics
Ecological Tectonics
March 21
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Free event/ open to the public

In this talk, Adam Marcus will present work from his practice and research exploring overlaps between design computation, digital fabrication, and ecological engagement across multiple scales and environments. Central to the work is an emphasis on tectonic systems and material assemblies that catalyze new modes of ecological awareness and agency through data visualization and the enhancement of habitats for more-than-human species.

El Paso Museum of Art Energy Auditorium

Thursday, March 21, 2024

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Adam Marcus directs Variable Projects, an award-winning design and research studio that operates at the intersection of architecture, computation, and fabrication. He is also a partner in Futures North, a public art collaborative dedicated to exploring the aesthetics of data. His work develops critical approaches to design computation, digital fabrication, and robotics, often exploring how these technologies can open up new modes of ecological, material, and public engagement.

Adam is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Tulane University School of Architecture, where he teaches design studios and courses in computational design and digital fabrication, with a focus on bridging these technologies with ecological performance. He previously taught for ten years at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he co-founded the Architectural Ecologies Lab. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Cass Gilbert Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, and he has also taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Architectural Association’s Visiting School Los Angeles.

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