Two faculty from Gibbs College’s Division of ArchitectureRene Peralta, Herb Greene Teaching Fellow, and Ken Marold, Assistant Professor–are collaborating with professor Jungmuk Moon, of Sangmyung University in Seoul, South Korea, to offer a parametric design workshop. They will be joined by Renee Michelle Peralta of the Autonomous University of Baja California.

We will think of the body as part of a machine that allows being retrofitted in order to endure in the ever-changing urban environment of the 21st century.

The workshop will take place January 6-8, 2020, and focus on parametric programming, image analysis and digital fabrication.

In this workshop, participants will explore how to produce a series of machines (body/urban) that are parametrically responsive to simple urban stimuli affecting the body,. These machines may include wearables, fabrics, objects of daily use, and more.

Through empirical method analysis, participants will learn patterns from social customs, identity security protocols, urban rituals, street economies, spatial arrangements, environmental effects, among other factors. They will also design parametric strategies (wearable or not) for diverse sectors of society, including children, the elderly, the disabled, pedestrians, cyclists and others who use public space to move through the city.

Workshop participants will be selected by invitation from Sangmyung University, Seoul, South Korea.