Marc Fornes is an architect and subject matter expert in computer science, investigating design though codes and computational protocols. Produced under his label THEVERYMANY™ his extensive body of research – addressing ways to describe complex curvilinear self-supported surfaces into series of flat elements – is constantly reinventing the field of Computational Skinning. As THEVERYMANY™, Marc has designed and built an extensive body of large-scale, highly-organic and self-supported structures situated between the field of art and architecture, including permanent installations in France, Canada and the United States. Some of these have been acquired and are in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou; the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France; and in many private collections. He has exhibited work at the Guggenheim (Contemplating the Void), Art Basel Miami, and Art Paris.
Fornes is a TED Fellow and has been a speaker at many events and institutions including the ArchiLab symposium and MoMA MIND. He was the recipient of an artist residency at the Atelier Calder, and his studio was awarded the New Practices New York by the AIA as well as the Architectural League Prize. His architectural work for Louis Vuitton is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award in the Pop Up category. Together with Francois Roche, Marc co-started “(n)Certainties” at Columbia University with visiting semesters at the University of Southern California and at Die Angewandte in Vienna. He has taught at the University of Michigan and he is currently teaching at Princeton and with Patrik Schumacher at the Harvard GSD. Fornes curated the European section for the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Beijing. Marc’s collaborations include SOM, Ross Lovegrove and ZAHA HADID Architects. Marc holds a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism degree from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London.
Cost: Lectures are free for Dallas Architecture Forum members.
General admission is $20.
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March 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnolia Theatre, West Village