Responsive Environments, shaping the future of cities, architecture and technology
Dr. Mathilde Marengo
Multimedia Room Department of Architecture Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Mathilde Marengo | Ph.D Architect | IAAC Head of Studies, innochain Supervisor Board, MAA, MaCT, CIEE Senior Faculty
Mathilde Marengo is an Australian – French – Italian PhD Architect whose research focuses on the Contemporary Urban Phenomenon, its integration with technology, and its speculative implications on the future of our planet – or the next. She is currently the Head of Studies and Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s Advanced Architecture Group, as well as being a PhD Supervisor within the InnoChain EU research project.
Mathilde has been at IAAC since 2013, where, until 2015, she was in charge of Communication & Publications, and was Academic Coordinator from 2015 till early 2017. She won a research grant co-financed by Compagnia di San Paolo for the “Atlante Med-Net” project, and in support for the development of her PhD research, developed both at the PhD School of Architecture and Design at the University of Genoa, XXVI cycle, and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She obtained her International PhD title in April 2014, with “Multi-City Coast. The evolving forms and structures of the Mediterranean multi-city. New models of urban thinking and perspective.”
Her work has been published internationally, as well as exhibited, among others: Venice Biennale, Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale, Beijing Design Week, MAXXI Rome.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is the centre of research, education, production and outreach. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the IAAC has the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it within the present.
The IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales, from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory, in order to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and to also meet the challenges that are now faced by humanity. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is an experimental and experiential centre where one learns by doing, through a test of methodology that promotes real solutions.
The Lecture will showcase and discuss recent projects and research developed by the Advanced Architecture Group of IAAC on Responsive Environments, focusing on 6 main topics:
DIGITAL FABRICATION / INNOVATIVE DESIGN
PROGRAMMABLE MATTER / ADAPTIVE DESIGN
LIVE SYSTEMS / SYSTEMIC DESIGN
OPEN INFORMATION / RESPONSIVE DESIGN
PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES / INFORMATIVE DESIGN
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY / INFORMED DESIGN