LAUNCHING TURENSCAPE ACADEMY’S FIRST DESIGN MAKE FESTIVAL
In October 2017, Turenscape Academy (TA) will launch its first Design Make Festival, a 9-day event hosted at our newly completed campus in Xixinan, Anhui. Design teams from visiting universities and independent students will focus on designing and building a series of material installations, built on TA’s campus. Emphasising a comprehensive, integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to design, each workshop group is led by an internationally recognised expert in their field, and taught by a team of motivated designers and scholars.
DESIGN TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE ON THESE THREE AREAS OF MATERIAL PRODUCTION:
Fengchia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
This 9-day event comprises the following pedagogic events:
• A major introductory SYMPOSIUM event, with keynote lectures and panel discussions
• Concurrent DESIGN-BUILD WORKSHOPS, on computation and building a material installation
• FINAL PRESENTATION & CONFERENCE, concludes with a series of keynote lectures and a final review with invited critics and lecturers
This event is open to the public. Individuals or groups are invited to join the Design make Festival.
SKILLS AND OUTCOMES
The emphasis of these design-build projects will be on the combination of high tech computational design techniques combined with low tech construction methods and materials. The goal is to work towards researching and discovering new ways in which design intelligence can be migrated from advanced design tools to innovating upon standard modes of on-site manufacturing and assembly processes. In a first stage of work, the teaching of skills in Rhinoceros 3D modeling software, and plug-ins, including grasshopper, among others, followed by a second stage of building a distinct material structure such as a pavilion, enclosure or exterior furnishing.