If you are in St. Louis this Fri/Sat, Darrick will be speaking at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design for their symposium: URBANISM(S): SUSTAINABLE CITIES FOR ONE PLANET. His talk, Edible Infrastructures: Cities, Farms & Algorithms, will explore the generative potential of food systems in the design of future cities and a discussion of the potential of mathematical modeling and simulation to challenge the traditional methodologies of the urban designer and the meaning of authorship in the design process.
The intent of the symposium is to discuss and debate the future of urban design education and practice in a rapidly urbanizing world. Thom Mayne will deliver the keynote lecture, which will include work from his recently published book ‘Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form.’
Darrick’s talk will be part of the Digital Cities session on Friday, Nov 9 @ 1:30pm in Givens Hall. Andy Van Mater, fellow AA Emtech alum, will also be speaking at that session. Come back Saturday, Nov 10 @ 1:15pm in Steinberg Hall where Darrick will be a panelist in a roundtable on the future of urban design pedagogy and practice, moderated by Michael Sorkin.
URBANISM(S): Sustainable Cities for One Planet is part of a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master of Urban Design program in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis. Founded by Fumihiko Maki and Roger Montgomery in 1961.
The intent of the symposium is to discuss and debate the future of urban design education and practice in a rapidly urbanizing world—a world that is increasingly socially complex, economically integrated, and challenged by vast shifts in natural resources. Architect Thom Mayne will deliver the keynote lecture, which will include work from his recently published book Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form. Other speakers such as Marshall Brown, Teddy Cruz, Michael Sorkin, Chris Reed, Ken Greenberg,Mitesh Dixit, Felipe Correa, Douglas Voigt, Eric Zencey, Nan Ellin, Eric Mumford,John Hoal, Darrick Borowski, Andy Van Mater and Shawn Rickenbacker will participate in sessions focused on a wide range of current topics in global urbanism and sustainable cities.