Professor Philip Beesley of University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture describes field-oriented experimental architecture installations, including the recent hylozoic soil and epithelium series. Drawing from the interactive behaviours of these installations, he discusses the implications of architecture that pursues mutually dependent, post-humanist relationships.
Speaker: Brad Bass
Cities are analogous to peaks on a dynamic fitness landscape. Brad Bass of the University of Toronto discusses this concept theoretically and illustrates it using a geographical analysis of the U.S. Patent Database. This analysis also illustrates networked, authoritative and chaotic search strategies and sheds light on the stability of the central place structure.