Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas | AA Think Tank Conference | London_Mar 20, 2015

Plan the Planet, the AA Think Tank Conference from March 20, 2015, with participation from ACT’s Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas, is
now available online!

Follow the link to watch the conference and see the below proposition for Urbonas Studio’s contribution to the program!

Proposition Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas: artistic research at the techno-social moment
Informed by the cybernetic discourse of self-regulation, feedback loops and homeostasis, the advocates of art and technology such as fellows at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies saw the potential for artists to collaborate with scientists and engineers to create what they called “ecological feedback machines that sense our danger and work toward resolving the problem of man’s relations with his surroundings” (G.Kepes). This presentation will discuss experiments in art and technology as they relate to artistic research and knowledge production within histories of techno-social moment at MIT. Taking point of departure in the environmental art movement at MIT in the late 60s, and their interest in systems theory, and the role of new technologies in mitigation of the hazards of industrialization, this presentation will inquire notion of citizenship and public space in search of counter narratives.

Plan the Planet – Jaqueline Tyrwhitt and the Formation of International and Global Architecture

Series: AA Think Tank conference
Date: 20/3/2015
Time: 10:00:00
Venue: Lecture Hall

At the center of a vast series of major modern architectural innovations was a woman largely unacknowledged, whose work has contributed to reshaping the ways we think about the world. Jaqueline Tyrwhitt is the focus of the first of two symposia in London and the United States, which trace innovative trajectories linking modern architecture and urbanism to new technologies of vision and integrated spatial planning, international cooperation, and concepts of cohabitation around the entire planet. Featuring participation from Ellen Shoshkes, Keller Easterling, Gedeminas & Nomeda Urbonas, Irit Rogoff, John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, the symposia outline her work in connection to current discourses on contemporary architecture, urbanism, and planning on a global scale.

Organized with the support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

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Image: Jaqueline Tyrwhitt with Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India as he visited the “model village” built for a UN Regional Seminar on Housing Improvement, New Delhi, 1954. Courts of the United Nations.