Patterns: Cases in Synthetic Intelligence
Harvard Graduate School of Design | Gund Hall, fall 2008
Exhibit Designer + Contributor responsible for all graphic design, exhibit layout + production
Establishing links between otherwise disparate cultural, intellectual, and technological categories has long been the job of the architect. The ability to create relationships where none existed before is integral to both the production and experience of architecture. As a result of their increasingly sophisticated logic, appearance and application, patterns can promote this synthetic activity. Advanced patterns combine a variety of materials, performance requirements, environmental factors, sensibilities, elastic geometries, optical effects and kinetic forces. Their redundancy encourages technical precision, but because they do not discriminate among scales, materials, and applications, they are capable of absorbing numerous demands and desires into a vibrant, intricate and aesthetically consistent whole.
Curator: Paul Andersen, Design Critic in Architecture Harvard GSD with David Salomon, Visiting Critic, Cornell Architecture
Design: Megan Panzano (content contributor), Katy Barkan, and Kimberly Cooney
Department of Exhibitions and Publications: Melissa Vaughn, Dan Borelli, and Shannon Stecher
Graphic Production: Jared May, Diane Rhyu, David Stuart
Fabrication and Installation: Frank Braman, Jef Czekaj, Jack Mauch, David Stuart, and Joanna Vouriotis
This exhibition was generously supported by Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the GSD, and Scott Cohen, Chair of the Department of Architecture. With thanks to Chris Hight, Sanford Kwinter, Ciro Najle, and Lluis Ortega.