Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:00pm
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall

October 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall

A keynote lecture for the ACADIA 2014 Design Agency will be presented by Marc Fornes, principal of THEVERYMANYTM.  As A connoisseur of computer science Fornes designs through writing text files or codes.  As THEVERYMANYTM he is a recognized figure in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication.  His extensive body of research on ways to describe complex curvilinear surfaces into a series of flat elements has defined a field of Computational Skinning for architecture.
Over the last 10 years, Marc has designed and built an extensive body of experimental, highly organic, large scale and self-supported structures. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France. He has exhibited work at the Guggenheim, Miami Art Basel /GGG and Art Paris.
Marc is a TED Fellow and has lectured around the world. In 2012 he was an artist in residence at the Atelier Calder in France and his studio was awarded the New Practices New York 2012 by the AIA. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton was the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category.
Involved in academia, Marc, together with Francois Roche, started (n)Certainties, a graduate studio at Columbia University with visiting semesters at USC and Die Angewandte in Vienna. He has also taught at Princeton, Harvard GSD and the University of Michigan.
In 2007 Fornes designed and launched; the first exhibition focusing exclusively on scripted processes within design. In 2008 he curated the European section for the Architecture Biennale in Beijing.
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Lectures are free and open to the public. They are located in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, on the University Park campus. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at Gate 1 off Exposition Blvd.