Andrew Kudless of MATSYS
presented by Space.City as part of the lecture series:
Space As We Think It : Explorations in Perception and Materiality
Thursday, January 16th
Seattle Public Library
Andrew Kudless of MATSYS will be the kick-off event for our lecture series, Space as We Think It: Explorations in Perception and Materiality.
MATSYS’ investigations are based upon a theory that architecture can be understood as a material body with its own intrinsic and extrinsic forces relating to form, growth, and behavior. Andrew will be speaking to our series by showcasing the explorations his studio performs through geometric and material differentiation. Allowing us to better understand the patterns and media with which we interact.
Space as We Think It: Explorations in Perception and Materiality. For many of us, daily patterns are now defined by both virtual and physical interactions. In this continually shifting reality where past narratives do not easily find footing, we look for new meaning in our physical world. These changing perceptions of our surroundings demand a better understanding of the patterns and media with which we interact – form, material, process – opening the doors for experimentation, creation and spatial possibilities.
Andrew Kudless is a designer based in San Francisco where he is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts. In 2004, he founded MATSYS, a design studio exploring the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. Andrew has taught at the Architectural Association, Yale University and The Ohio State University where he was the Howard E. LeFevre Fellow for Emerging Practitioners. He has a Master of Arts in Emergent Technologies and Design from the Architectural Association and a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. Andrew’s work has received several honors including a FEIDAD Design Merit Award and Fulbright Fellowship. The work of MATSYS has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France.
10 – student (w/ valid ID) | 12 – general (online advance purchase) | 15 – general (at the door)