Work from the Buoyant Ecologies project, a multidisciplinary research initiative co-directed by Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones at California College of the Arts / Architecture Division, will be featured in two concurrent exhibitions as part of the 2015 AICAD Symposium: Exploring Science in the Studio. The symposium, to be held at CCA's San Francisco campus from November 5-7, examines the place, purpose, potential, and role of science in contemporary art and design education.
The Buoyant Ecologies project synthesizes architectural design, marine ecology, and material innovation to explore new approaches to constructing resilient waterfront structures. The project seeks to develop compelling strategies for designing and fabricating waterfront structures that serve to enhance the biodiversity of the surrounding ecology. Student work from the fall 2014 Integrated Building Design studio led by Marcus, Ikeda, and Jones will be featured in two exhibitions.
The Cult of the Nine Muses, curated by Selene Foster, features student work from across the College's "Science in the Studio" courses.
Pedagogy in Practice: Exploring Science in the Art and Design Studio, curated by Jaime Austin, highlights faculty pedagogy that integrates science, art and design in the classroom.
Both exhibitions will have opening receptions on Friday, November 6, from 6-9pm.