In the IntCDC Constructive Conversations, the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture” hosts renowned national and international scientists to speak on current topics and challenges in the field of IntCDC.
We are very happy to present Vernelle A. A. Noel, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Architecture and Computational Design at the University of Florida. In her lecture "Rethinking Craft: Situated Computations + Repairing Design" she will talk about dissappearing craft practices, knowledges, and communities. These practices carry with them histories and cultures of people, knowledges, and social ties to communities. Some reasons for their disappearance include dying practitioners, lacking pedagogy, changing practices, and technocentric developments. How might we employ computation in the restoration, remediation, and reconfiguration of these practices, knowledges, and communities? Additionally, how might knowledges and innovations in these crafts, repair problems and improve research, practice and pedagogy in computational design?
Rethinking Craft: Situated Computations + Repairing Design
Vernelle A. A. Noel, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Architecture and
Computational Design at the University of Florida.
19 July 2021 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Infinite Line | © Vernelle Noel
Vernelle A. A. Noel, Ph.D. is a design scholar, architect, artist, and founding Director of the Situated Computation + Design Lab at the University of Florida. Her research examines traditional and automated making, human-computer interaction, interdisciplinary creativity, and their intersections with society. Her research has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Mozilla Foundation, and ideas2innovation (i2i), among others. She builds new expressions, tools, and methodologies to explore social, cultural, and political aspects of making and computational design for new reconfigurations of practice, pedagogy, and publics. Her 2015 TEDx Talk is titled, "The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival". Dr. Noel holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from Penn State University, a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a BArch. from Howard University, and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Trinidad & Tobago. She has been a researcher and educator at Georgia Tech., Penn State, the Singapore University of Technology & Design, MIT, and has practiced as an architect in the USA, India, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Wire-bending Pavilion, Explode | © Vernelle Noel