'Retrofitting Life- the fantasy of bio-architecture' Public Lecture by Oron Catts
3 November 2011
Some Architects are trying to break through biomimetics and hope to employ biological systems and processes for architectural ends.
This talk will look at some of these attempts and highlight some of the inspirations for such an approach, using the work of The Tissue Culture and Art Project as a case study.Bio: Born in Finland , currently living and working in Western Australia . Tissue engineering artist. Co-founder and Artistic Director of SymbioticA, the Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, UWA. Founder of the Tissue Culture & Art Project/TC&A (1996).
Research Fellow at the Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication Laboratory, Harvard Medical School (2000-2001). Trained in product design and specialized in the future interaction of design and biological derived technologies. BA, (first Class Honours), and Visual Art (MA).
Time: From 6.30pm
Location: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Cost: This is a free event
Contact: Anne-Marie Leo
Phone: 9351 2686
More info: http://www.tca.uwa.edu.au/