Concrete Falls in Love

02 March 2016

Concrete Falls in Love
A Geddes Fellow public lecture and drinks reception with Mark West

2nd March 2016

Event Details:    17.30-18.30: Public Lecture followed by a Drinks Reception from 18:30-19:30
Location:             Adam House Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh College of Art,
3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

This event is being run by The Edinburgh College of Art and The Textiles Future Forum (TFF) have a strong working relationship with the College.  This event will be relevant to many of the companies involved in the textiles sector.
Mark West is a qualified architect and a practical builder. He is the Founding Director of C.A.S.T., the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology, at the University of Manitoba, Canada, an institute of world recognition that combines creative and inventive design with rigorous material practice and research.
He is known internationally as the inventor of numerous methods for casting concrete structures in flexible form-work, which often challenge our normal perceptions of concrete. His first experiments in this area (1986) have led to a series of full-scale constructions of fabric-formed structures in Canada, the United States, Chile, and Puerto Rico. His work merges the disciplines of sculpture, architectural design, structural engineering and drawing, and has received wide recognition through publications, awards, lectures and exhibitions in North America, Asia, and Europe.
In his lecture he will describe many of his projects and their execution over the last 30 years.
For further information, please contact Anna Gibbons, University of Edinburgh, College of Humanities and Social Science, Knowledge Exchange Office,

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