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TRANSMATERIAL: EXHIBITION, AN EXPLORATION THROUGH, ACROSS AND BEYOND MATERIALS AND MATERIALITY (2013)

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)
transmaterial: an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality

BEYOND

Designers’ work has been founded on the nature of materials: wood, ceramics, metals, glass. Material choices, in turn, profoundly affect our experiences of space and object. As the palette for design moves beyond wood, ceramics, metals and glass, is it possible to speak of design according to the nature of materials, or have we moved beyond materials?

Our material world is changing. While a rising awareness of an ecological crisis has made the challenges of the material world more apparent, advanced digital simulation and production techniques have given us an unprecedented ability to integrate materials into design and fabrication. While economic transformations have led to a shift in manufacturing away from the local towards the global, we possess an increasing capacity to design and fabricate materials and their performance.

This exhibition brings into connection a series of projects that explore, discuss and question the nature of materiality - through, across and beyond materials - within the constructed environment.

These projects were developed with the contexts of leading national and international education and research programs.

THROUGH

Developing an understanding and sensitivity towards their propensities and processes has traditionally been key to the development of the artisan, designer, engineer or architect. A context of tuneable material qualities calls into question the relationship between an artefact’s materiality and its expression. Is it still valid to say that artefacts are realised and expressed through materials?

ACROSS

As design reaches across scales and professions, from the organisation of materials in space for habitation in buildings down to the arrangement of molecules in space for material performance, and as digital workflows enable a similarly expanded space of design collaboration, from architects to materials engineers to fabricators, what are the repercussions for design practice?

BEYOND

Designers’ work has been founded on the nature of materials: wood, ceramics, metals, glass. Material choices, in turn, profoundly affect our experiences of space and object. As the palette for design moves beyond wood, ceramics, metals and glass, is it possible to speak of design according to the nature of materials, or have we moved beyond materials?

Organised by the Department of Architecture, Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA), this exhibition is part of MADA’s transmaterial research events series, which has been made possible by the generous support of veski.

Curated by Dr John Sadar and Tim Schork

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)
transmaterial: an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality

ACROSS

As design reaches across scales and professions, from the organisation of materials in space for habitation in buildings down to the arrangement of molecules in space for material performance, and as digital workflows enable a similarly expanded space of design collaboration, from architects to materials engineers to fabricators, what are the repercussions for design practice?

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)

THROUGH

Developing an understanding and sensitivity towards their propensities and processes has traditionally been key to the development of the artisan, designer, engineer or architect. A context of tuneable material qualities calls into question the relationship between an artefact’s materiality and its expression. Is it still valid to say that artefacts are realised and expressed through materials?

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)

Our material world is changing. While a rising awareness of an ecological crisis has made the challenges of the material world more apparent, advanced digital simulation and production techniques have given us an unprecedented ability to integrate materials into design and fabrication. While economic transformations have led to a shift in manufacturing away from the local towards the global, we possess an increasing capacity to design and fabricate materials and their performance.

This exhibition brings into connection a series of projects that explore, discuss and question the nature of materiality - through, across and beyond materials - within the constructed environment.

These projects were developed with the contexts of leading national and international education and research programs.

THROUGH

Developing an understanding and sensitivity towards their propensities and processes has traditionally been key to the development of the artisan, designer, engineer or architect. A context of tuneable material qualities calls into question the relationship between an artefact’s materiality and its expression. Is it still valid to say that artefacts are realised and expressed through materials?

ACROSS

As design reaches across scales and professions, from the organisation of materials in space for habitation in buildings down to the arrangement of molecules in space for material performance, and as digital workflows enable a similarly expanded space of design collaboration, from architects to materials engineers to fabricators, what are the repercussions for design practice?

BEYOND

Designers’ work has been founded on the nature of materials: wood, ceramics, metals, glass. Material choices, in turn, profoundly affect our experiences of space and object. As the palette for design moves beyond wood, ceramics, metals and glass, is it possible to speak of design according to the nature of materials, or have we moved beyond materials?

Organised by the Department of Architecture, Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA), this exhibition is part of MADA’s transmaterial research events series, which has been made possible by the generous support of veski.

Curated by Dr John Sadar and Tim Schork

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)

Our material world is changing. While a rising awareness of an ecological crisis has made the challenges of the material world more apparent, advanced digital simulation and production techniques have given us an unprecedented ability to integrate materials into design and fabrication. While economic transformations have led to a shift in manufacturing away from the local towards the global, we possess an increasing capacity to design and fabricate materials and their performance.

This exhibition brings into connection a series of projects that explore, discuss and question the nature of materiality - through, across and beyond materials - within the constructed environment.

These projects were developed with the contexts of leading national and international education and research programs.


transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)

Our material world is changing. While a rising awareness of an ecological crisis has made the challenges of the material world more apparent, advanced digital simulation and production techniques have given us an unprecedented ability to integrate materials into design and fabrication. While economic transformations have led to a shift in manufacturing away from the local towards the global, we possess an increasing capacity to design and fabricate materials and their performance.

This exhibition brings into connection a series of projects that explore, discuss and question the nature of materiality - through, across and beyond materials - within the constructed environment.

These projects were developed with the contexts of leading national and international education and research programs.

THROUGH

Developing an understanding and sensitivity towards their propensities and processes has traditionally been key to the development of the artisan, designer, engineer or architect. A context of tuneable material qualities calls into question the relationship between an artefact’s materiality and its expression. Is it still valid to say that artefacts are realised and expressed through materials?

ACROSS

As design reaches across scales and professions, from the organisation of materials in space for habitation in buildings down to the arrangement of molecules in space for material performance, and as digital workflows enable a similarly expanded space of design collaboration, from architects to materials engineers to fabricators, what are the repercussions for design practice?

BEYOND

Designers’ work has been founded on the nature of materials: wood, ceramics, metals, glass. Material choices, in turn, profoundly affect our experiences of space and object. As the palette for design moves beyond wood, ceramics, metals and glass, is it possible to speak of design according to the nature of materials, or have we moved beyond materials?

Organised by the Department of Architecture, Monash University Art Design & Architecture (MADA), this exhibition is part of MADA’s transmaterial research events series, which has been made possible by the generous support of veski.

Curated by Dr John Sadar and Tim Schork

transmaterial: Exhibition, an exploration through, across and beyond materials and materiality (2013)

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