Philip Beesley in Science Centre

12 November 2018 09:00 till 17 November 2018 23:00 - Location: Science Centre Delft - By: Communication

From 12 till 17 November the Science Centre Delft will organise special lectures, a student workshop and a festival with renowned artist and architect Philip Beesley, in collaboration with Crossing Parallels and the faculties of Industrial Design Engineering and Architecture & the Built Environment.

The week kicks off with an open lecture by Philip Beesley on Monday morning, 12 November. The subsequent workshop is only accessible to students of the Interactive Environments minor and the Robotic Building department. During the rest of the week, about forty Minor students and professors of Industrial Design Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering will build a new interactive installation together with Philip.

On Saturday 17 November at 14:00 the installation will be revealed during the Crossing Parallels context sessions. The context sessions are free to visit for everyone. Subsequently, the HighLight festival will take place between 16:00 and 23:00.
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About Philip Beesley
Philip Beesley is a practicing visual artist, architect and Professor in Architecture and Professor in Digital Design and Architecture & Urbanism. Beesley's work is widely cited in contemporary art and architecture, focused in the rapidly expanding technology and culture of responsive and interactive systems. Since many years he has presided over the Living Architecture System group, that seeks to research and develop built environments with qualities that come close to life— environments that can move, respond, and learn, with metabolisms that can exchange and renew their environments, and which are adaptive and empathic towards their inhabitants.

Image by Philip Beesley and Alex Willms

About Crossing Parallels
Crossing Parallels brings together artists and scientists to collaborate on innovative projects, stimulate future technologies, and reflect upon scientific inventions and their challenges for society at large. Starting as an artist-in-residence programme, it has developed into a platform also hosting workshops, discussion sessions and exhibitions, in order to share and discuss the parallels between art, science and technology with a broader audience. Last year’s residents were fashion designer Iris van Herpen, collaborating with Jouke Verlinden and Zjenja Doubrovski. (Computer Aided Design Engineering) and artist Mike Rijnierse, working with Aurèle Adam (Optics).