Hosted by the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design
Want to know about emerging ideas in digital fabrication, design and computation in architecture?
Increasingly the practice of design requires the understanding and implementation of cutting edge tools for collaboration, design and making. Taylor X brings to Calgary leading designers, thinkers and makers across scales to discuss the ways in which research is informing contemporary critical practice. Speakers will discuss models of practice that integrate computational tools for the design and fabrication of projects that span scales and typologies. Over 4 days of roundtable discussions, workshops and lectures participants will engage in a lively discussion about the nature of contemporary design practice. Lecturers will present their work in the fields of Architecture, Public Art and Making and engage in a conversation about the importance of research and development in their work.
The Taylor X Symposium celebrates 10 years of the Taylor Seminar Block Course at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS). Each year EVDS brings emerging designers in the fields of digital fabrication, design and computation in architecture to Calgary to explore design research proposals and prototypes with a group of students. Over the course of 4-5 days students develop design responses to an agenda described and facilitated by the Taylor Lecturer, typically through a digitally informed process of making. The Seminar includes public lectures and an exhibit of the work of the lecturers and the students.