OfficeUS: NETWORK PATENTS Workshop with the University of San Diego
Thursday July 10, 2014 – Saturday July 12, 2014
With the University of San Diego (USD)
July 10 – 12, 2014
IUAV & OfficeUS, Venice
To continue its architectural investigations, OfficeUS hosted a series of workshops with a diverse cast of visiting experts. The office explored Network Patents, one of the 25 OfficeUS Issues with a team organized by the University of San Diego (USD), who visited us on the occasion of Buckminster Fuller’s 119th birthday.
Bucky Fuller’s Artifacts, Concepts, Inventions
Thursday, July 10th 5-6:30pm, IUAV
Daniel López-Pérez Ph.D. (Department of Art, Architecture and Art History, University of SanDiego)
López-Pérez spoke about Fuller’s Artifacts (Prototypes), Concepts (Synergetic Definitions), Inventions (Patents) and the search for “Network Thinking” into the present.
Network Thinking: Contemporary Notions of Research and Practice
Friday, July 11th, 11:00-12:30pm, IUAV
Hanif Kara (FIStructE) (Hon FRIBA) (AKTII, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design)
Kara spoke about “Design Engineering” through the work of AKTII, the difference between “Research” and “Design (Re)search” through the work of P.ART; contemporary design trends and opportunities for future research projects.
Commemorating R. Buckminster Fuller’s 119th Birthday!
Saturday, July 12th, 11:00-1:00pm, OfficeUS in the Pavilion
Joachim Krausse Ph.D. (Dessau Department of Design, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences) and Daniel López-Pérez
Krausse spoke about Fuller’s notion of Planetarium, the Geodesic Dome as “your private sky,” and the geometrical explorations with the “Jitterburg Transformation”. López-Pérez spoke about Fuller’s “World-Man” lecture, delivered at Princeton in 1966, along with a number of experiments that explored the concepts of Tensegrity, Geoscope, Wealth and Total Challenge.
From Fuller´s Manhattan Dome to Aerópolis
Saturday, July 12th, 11:00-12:00pm, OfficeUS in the Pavilion
Nerea Calvillo Ph.D. (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Calvillo spoke about contemporary practices focused on environmentalism, and Fuller’s legacy upon these.
Network Patents at OfficeUS has been organized in partnership with The University of San Diego.