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Taylor X Design Symposium coming to Calgary this month


February 9, 2018
by Canadian Architect

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.Taylor X, University of Calgary

This year the Faculty of Environmental Design and the Laboratory for Integrative Design are bringing back to Calgary past Taylor Lecturers for a week of lectures and discussions about the design research and making in contemporary practice. Taylor X brings together award winning architects, artists and makers to explore how innovation and research can inform design practices across scales.

This event is being supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking.

Keynote Speakers:

                

Dana Cupkova

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CARNEGIE MELLON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
CO-FOUNDER, EPIPHYTE LAB

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2018

Dana will be the Design Matters lecturer on Feb 21. Register here!

Tom Verebes

PROVOST, TURENSCAPE ACADEMY
DIRECTOR, OCEAN CN STUDIO

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2017

Mariana Ibañez

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HARVARD UNIVERSITY GSD
PRINCIPAL, IBAÑEZ KIM

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2015

Joshua Vermillion

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2014

     

Alvin Huang

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
FOUNDER / PRINCIPAL, SYNTHESIS DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2013

Nick Puckett

DIGITAL FUTURES UNDERGRADUATE CHAIR, OCAD UNIVERSITY

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2012

Drura Parrish

FOUNDER / CEO, MAKETIME

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2011

Andrew Kudless

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
FOUNDER, MATSYS

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2010

Marc Fornes

PRINCIPAL, MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

TAYLOR BLOCKWEEK 2009

The Taylor Seminar was established in 2008 and is named for Dale Taylor one of the founding faculty members of EVDS. The course has been developed as a vehicle for exposing students to emerging modes of practice and supporting design research through collaboration. Associate Professor Jason Johnson has organized the course for the last 10 years.

More information about this year’s Taylor X is available via our event posting, as well as the faculty’s official website.