AP15 – FTH 6
Lecture: Computational design practices at the intersection of biology, material science and digital fabrication
Jorge Duro / Laia Mogas
Wednesday March the 25th, 4pm
Jorge Duro-Royo is a Research Assistant at the Mediated Matter Group, MIT Media Lab, where he focuses on Computational Design. He completed his architectural degree at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, School of Architecture (UPC-ESTAV) and his Mechanical Engineering degree at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, School of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering (UPC-ETSEIAT) where he graduated with honors. In 2010 he completed a ‘Master in Advanced Design and Digital Architecture’ at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Since 2012 he has been collaborating with the Ortiz Group (Structural Biomaterials Laboratory) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT.
Laia Mogas Soldevila is a Research Assistant at the Mediated Matter Group, MIT Media Lab, focusing on design and digital fabrication of biologically-inspired material systems. She completed her architectural degree minoring in Visual Arts at the Polytechnic University, Catalonia School of Architecture (UPC-ETSAV) where she graduated with honors. In 2010, she completed a Masters degree in ‘Advanced Design and Digital Architecture’ at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). In 2010-2011 she began a postgraduate program in ‘Architecture, Energy and Environment’ in UPC-ETSAB with a Doctoral grant. She has been awarded the LaCaixa Foundation fellowship (2011-2013) to complete her Master of Science in Architecture Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Design and Computation Group.