Mollie Claypool is an architectural historian, theorist and critic whose work addresses the consequences of the digital and automated technologies in speculative and experimental architectural design and practice. She is currently a Lecturer in Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture where she is Co-Director of Design Computation Lab, a research laboratory where alongside Gilles Retsin, Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Vicente Soler she develops discrete, automated frameworks and design methods for the production of architecture. For the last 5 years at the Bartlett she has been Co-Director of the BSc Architecture programme and for the last 6 years Unit Tutor in MArch Architecture Unit 19. She has taught widely across the UK, notably the AA where she taught from 2009-2017 in the Design Research Lab (AADRL) and the History & Theory programme.
Mollie will be answering the following questions in her lecture:
What are the social, economic and political consequences of current shifts towards a discrete, fully automated system for the production of architecture? How can automation enable us to rethink the way in which we incorporate new technologies and changes in social and economic frameworks into architectural design and construction practices that engage with wider communities outside of our discipline? How does this social awareness affect historical and cultural understandings of the meaning and value of that the discrete holds for architecture? These are some of the questions which have been the catalyst for a body of work I have co-produced with students in Design Computation Lab (DCL) at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL that develops discrete, automated frameworks for the production of housing.
Speaker: Mollie Claypool
6:30 - 7:30 (doors open at 6:15)
Adam House Lecture Theatre
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