Solar Decathlon China 2017
Monday August 29th, 2016
McGill University and Concordia University have teamed up to compete in the Solar Decathlon China 2017 Competition http://sdchina.org.cn/english/sdchina2017. Team Montreal http://www.teammtl.ca is currently recruiting students to be a part of the team. This is a prestigious international event that challenges student and faculty teams to DESIGN, CONSTRUCT, AND EXHIBIT a net zero energy (NZE) capable house to be judged on quantitative and qualitative metrics of sustainable performance and design. The house will be exhibited to over one million members of the public on the competition site in the city of Dezhou, China.Read More…
We are seeking students to be involved in the project through August 2017 and to accomplish the Team Montreal submission. There exists the possibility of course credit across several faculties and departments. In addition to architecture, design, and engineering we are looking for students with expertise in digital media, computational arts, exhibition and set design, lighting, finance, marketing, graphic design, communications, and more.
All interested parties are welcome.
We will be conducting an information session at 17:30 on Friday the 9th of September in room 212 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building to describe the Solar Decathlon competition, our schematic design, and the opportunities presently open for involvement. If you are interested, please attend this session and email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Little Burgundy Narratives
Thursday April 21st, 2016
Michael Jemtrud keynote speaker at The Bristol Debates conference
Friday April 1st, 2016
Obscure: Dwelling in the View
Thursday December 3rd, 2015
Signs and Ecology Reading Group
Friday November 20th, 2015
Arts and Ideas in Motion (SSHRC) at the 1st Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons
Friday November 6th, 2015
Michael Jemtrud delivered a paper at UAAC conference
Friday November 6th, 2015
FARMM, the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation, is a McGill University School of Architecture research hub that aims to unite researchers and students from within the School of Architecture and across the McGill campus with academic, institutional, industry, and professional researchers from around the world.
Research-creation and scholarly activity within FARMM is premised upon the assumption that to know is to know through making. It is a formidable mode of knowledge production that is unequivocally technologically situated. A central component of this discourse is the fact that architects, artists, and designers have the capacity to bring unique, relevant, and critical approaches to the use and development of technology that reshape society’s worldview in imaginative and ethical ways.
Research-creation: technics, design, and technology
Through project-based activities, the FARMM community is interested in an interdisciplinary research approach that explores the cultural role, philosophical implications, and creative or poetic capacities of new technologies within design and design-related fields. FARMM seeks to develop, frame, and understand innovative approaches to design and to promote the adoption and use of new technologies for design in an ethical and thoughtful manner relative to issues of cultural and environmental sustainability, architectural and urban design propositions, collaborative and artistic practices, and technological development. We aspire to provide world-class training environments for researchers and students alike.
FARMM is founded upon productive interdisciplinary collaboration bringing together multiple methodologies from architectural and urban design, artistic practices, and humanities-based scholarship to computer science and engineering. Design, whether characterized as ‘integrated’, ‘comprehensive’, or ‘sustainable’, is a complex and inherently collaborative endeavor. The technical, political-socio-cultural, and vital regimes exist in a complex mutual exchange. As such, the scholarly, applied, and creative investigation of our relationship to the environment requires a constellation of perspectives and methods.