Expanded Futures – Plenary

2022 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: RESILIENT FUTURES


This session will explore artist and designer responses to environmental resilience. Using nature as inspiration these designers have investigated what it means to create a closed-system environment, what we can learn from other organisms and how we can push our own thinking about the futures of the built environment.

Learning objectives

  • Discover how to cultivate resilience through the practice of socio-ecological design and experimentation in form-making.
  • Learn about incorporate wildlife habitats into constructed environments.
  • Uncover what lessons self-sustaining physical environments can teach us about resilience and creating condition conducive to growth.
  • Investigate the application of digital manufacturing and how maker culture influences living architecture in the environment. 


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    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Architecture  |  University at Buffalo, State University of New York

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  • Stephen Mueller

    Director of Research  |  POST (Project for Operative Spatial Technologies)

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