Michael Bell & Eunjeong Seong Lecture: Engineering After Risk

Architecture Division Public Programs
February 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Bell-Seong / Visible Weather
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Free and open to the public
More info: Amanda Schwerin, amanda.schwerin@cca.edu

Bell-Seong / Visible Weather, Columbia University, and Pratt University. Michael Bell is a visiting fellow at Stanford and Tesla.

The degree to which risk of all kinds is more comprehensively modeled and preemptively reduced today allows a deeply future-oriented and projective era of design.

What we have long called speculation in all its roles is changing -- rapidly.

The effects of risk are reimagined today from materials science and chemistry; from the thermodynamics of energy or thermal conditions to the long-term economic/near-time financial strife as applied to housing, infrastructure, or mobility.

It is the conflation of these models that forms a horizon of new work, and we believe a threshold that will lead to immense change at all scales of design and innovation.

Who is able to enter this projective realm, and how we do so is critical: who produces (and controls) the models.