Experimental Architecture Group

EAG comprises: Rachel Armstrong (founder), Professor of Experimental Architecture, Rising Waters II Fellow for the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (April-May 2016), TWOTY futurist 2015, Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, 2010 Senior TED Fellow. Rachel is coordinator of the Living Architecture project, a 3.2 million euro EU-funded project that establishes the principles for our buildings to share some of the properties of living things e.g. metabolism, operating at the intersection of architecture, building construction, bio-energy and synthetic biology. She is also the author of Vibrant Architecture, Star Ark, Soft Living Architecture & Liquid Life, which features work by Simone Ferracina & Rolf Hughes; Simone Ferracina leads the design of Living Architecture, and is a Lecturer in Architectural Design and Detail at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Simone is the founder and editor of the online journal Organs Everywhere (Œ), and the Director of the Œ Case Files imprint in collaboration with Punctum Books— a platform for experimental practices that fundamentally question architecture’s boundaries, technologies, methods and evaluation systems. He is also a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where his research aims to theorize radical modes of co-authorship and the reactivation of wastes through design, beyond current up-cycling paradigms; Rolf Hughes, artistic research director for EAG, works between writing and performance to develop new transdisciplinary practices. With a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia, he has published extensively on artistic, design-led and practice-based research, as well as plays, prose poems and fiction. Rolf was previously Head of Research and Professor of Artistic Research at Stockholm University of the Arts, and twice elected Vice President of the international Society for Artistic Research; Pierangelo Scravaglieri is a doctoral student working on fluid infrastructures, analogue computation, and the architectural potential of liquids. He is supervised by Professor Rachel Armstrong (Experimental Architecture) and Andrew Ballantyne (architectural history and theory) at Newcastle University.


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