A lecture by Andrew Atwood of the firm Atwood will be followed by a response from and discussion with Marcelyn Gow of the design collaborative servo.
Andrew Atwood is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios in addition to courses in advanced computation and material technology. In 2009 he founded his Los Angeles based design firm ATWOOD, which explores the expanding roles, ambitions and ambiguities in architecture’s various mediums.
Marcelyn Gow is a partner and founding member of the architectural design collaborative servo. servo’s work focuses on the development of architectural environments integrating technical ecologies with shifting material states and electronic information infrastructures. Recent projects include an installation for the Seville Bienniale and a design for a hydrodynamic roofscape in Stockholm. servo’s work has been exhibited widely, notably at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Centre Pompidou and SFMoMA. Recent publications include a monograph Networks and Environments and projects in Digital Architecture Now, Hatch and Interactive Architecture. Gow has lectured internationally and contributed to journals including Perspecta, Via and AD. She currently teaches graduate design studios and seminars at SCIArc and is a visiting professor at the KTH in Stockholm. Gow has also taught at UCLA and the ETH in Zurich.