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Body Architecture – Studio Filippo Nassetti

Body Architecture

The Body Architecture studio workshop explores the possibilities of designing unique types of wearables for different natural and artificial environments and how the human body and its prostheses would react and adapt to future trends.

  • Seats Available: 30
  • Date: November 6 – December 18, 2021
  • Schedule: Saturdays
  • Time: 14:00 - 18:00 GMT/UCT
  • Tutors: Filippo Nassetti

The Body Architecture studio workshop explores the possibilities of designing unique types of wearables for different natural and artificial environments and how the human body and its prostheses would react and adapt to future trends.


Course Introduction

Throughout history, the human body and technology co-evolved, generating forms of deep symbiosis, materialized in a vast web of artifacts and prostheses that mediate between individuals and the environment. All wearable products, medical devices, tools, means of transportation, the city itself can ultimately be interpreted as an extension of our physical bodies. These technological prostheses increase the chances of survival and expand the human experience.


In the future, abrupt changes in the climate and the ecological crisis will rapidly change the environments in which people live. We can expect a widening of extreme conditions, with changes in the atmosphere’s composition, expanding desertification, and flooding of vast territories.It is then possible to imagine that in the decades and centuries to come, our array of prostheses and body extensions will have to be re-designed to adapt to such fast-changing conditions.


The Body Architecture studio workshop aims at anticipating such needs and developing a design agenda that explores and describes emerging opportunities. Moving from identifying a specific trend of climatic change, projects will speculate on transformations of natural and artificial environments and how the human body and its prostheses would react and adapt to such movements. The projects will eventually propose the design of a specific wearable artifact or a vision of a more radical transformation of the human body.




Topic:

Body Architecture


Time:

November 6 – December 18, 2021


Location:

Zoom


Format:

Online


Total Sessions:

6 Sessions


Total Hours:

24 Hours


Workshop Type:

Project-Based Studio Workshop


Registration Deadline:

November 4


Seats Avalaible:

30


General Registration:

400 EUR


Early-Bird Registration:

400 EUR


On-demand Recordings:

Recordings are available to watch


Organized by:

PAACADEMY


Software:

Rhinoceros3D + Grasshopper 3D + MakeHuman

Flippo Nasetti

Filippo Nassetti is an architect and generative designer. His design agenda was initiated in 2012 by co-founding MHOX, an EU-funded research practice and start-up focused on the design of radical artefacts and wearable products through computational techniques and 3d printing. The contribution of MHOX to generative design gained international recognition through a number of experimental projects, such as Collagene, Carapace and Superabundance Masks, Generative Orthoses, ENEA walking stick and the designs of prostheses. In 2015 Filippo joined Zaha Hadid Architects, initially as part of the Computation and Design team, then of Zaha Hadid Design. His focus there is on small scale research projects, from product design to experimental sculptures and installations. He was responsible for computational design in the ZHD x Odlo Futureskin project, a collection of sportswear based on body mapping and automated knitting, and Behaviour.Morphe, a ten-minute projection mapping on the 180-meter-long façade of the castle of Karlsruhe. Since 2016 he teaches at UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture, as part of the B-Pro Master's Degree program. The research agenda he pursues, Postnatural Design, focuses on exploring the aesthetics that emerges from the crisis of traditional oppositions such as natural and artificial, digital and material, human and inhuman, relating research on organic form, computational methods and new media. Filippo's independent work has been published and exhibited internationally. He lectured at The Royal College of Arts (London), China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), Florida International University (Miami) among others; exhibited at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Design Museum (London), Bozar Centre (Bruxelles); published on The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Dezeen, Wired Italia.

Pre-Session

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Introduction to the “Body Architecture” studio

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