SMARTSURFACES.NET – A Multidisciplinary Hands-on Think-tank

Thorsten Kloost­er Bau is a guest crit­ic and gives a lec­ture to a course on Smart Sur­faces at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan´s De­sign Lab 1. DL1 is a gather­ing place, where the col­leges of En­gi­neer­ing, Art & De­sign, Ar­chi­tec­ture and Ur­ban Plan­n­ing, In­for­ma­tion, and Mu­sic all con­verge. Smart­Sur­faces.Net of­fers a col­lab­o­ra­tive, pro­ject-based learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in which artists, de­sign­ers, ar­chi­tects and en­gi­neers come to­gether to build phys­i­cal sys­tems and struc­tu­ral sur­faces that have the ca­pa­bil­i­ty to adapt to in­for­ma­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions. The course will op­er­ate as a mul­tidis­ci­pli­nary, hands-on think-tank where par­ti­ci­pants will pool their knowl­edge and skills to work to­gether to pro­duce en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly sound and so­cial­ly re­spon­si­ble pro­jects. The course is a col­lab­o­ra­tive en­dea­v­or led by the three pro­fes­sors Karl Daub­mann, John Mar­shall and Max Shtein who will ad­vise and con­tribute to all team pro­jects.

Please take a look at smart­sur­ for more in­for­ma­tion.