Future Art Ecosystems Live: Rachel Armstrong x Rival Strategy

Online 7 Aug 2020 Free

What if buildings could repair themselves? What if architecture was alive?

Pioneering architect Rachel Armstrong and Benedict Singleton, co-founder of Rival Strategy came together virtually to discuss Rachel’s experiments in living architecture, synthetic biology and world building.

This is the third in a series of online conversations, emerging from the launch of the Future Art Ecosystems report which aims to make visible the invisible infrastructures and systems behind artist’s work. The report itself considers the future of art and technology from an infrastructural perspective.

Rachel Armstrong is professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University. She is also the director and founder of Experimental Architecture Group and coordinates the Living Architecture Systems Group – a multidisciplinary research team investigating the subject.

Rival Strategy co-produced the Future Art Ecosystems report alongside the Serpentine’s R&D team. Founded in 2016 by Benedict Singleton and Marta Ferreira De Sá, Rival Strategy works with partners to maximise the strategic potential of services, technologies, places and organisations.

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