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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 25 Oct 2019 14:00


Automating Architecture

For this Lunchtime talk we will be joined by South West Creative Technology, Automation Fellow, Mollie Claypool. Mollie talk will explore the automation gap between design & building construction.

Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity”, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company, February 2017

Speaker

Mollie Claypool

Mollie Claypool is Co-Director of Design Computation Lab at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Trained as an architect at Pratt Institute and as a theorist-historian at the AA, she works in the boundary between design and theory. She is interested in how automation, computation and the digital enable architects/designers to rethink/reframe architectural production.

Join us for an insightful talk around the automation of how we build things. Amazingly, construction is one of the least digitised industries in the world, second only to hunting. Productivity in the construction industry has not risen since World War II, and construction remains profoundly analogue, relying on semi-skilled or unskilled manual labour. The digital tools used in architecture have not translated into construction. 

 This fascinating talk explores the automation gap between the way we design and the way we construct our built environment. Mollie Claypool, Director of the Design Computation Lab (DCL) at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Automated Architecture (AUAR), explains how we might reach a more equitable future by rethinking the building blocks of architecture through a digital lens.  

 This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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