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Machine of Nature_2021

Second Year Studio


Design a Machine of Nature - To Regenerate Local Ecosystems in the wake of Climate Change (a productive and spatial construct for drones)

A speculative vessel to house the drones that becomes a productive machine based on site research, readings, and how drones perform. Students investigated a material to find formal relationships to the text on Delanda’s Matter Matters and what the machine does to regenerate at least one or more local ecosystems. Three stages for drone movement should be considered: storing, transporting, departure/return.

Does your machine capture, clean, or rejuvenate a degraded natural resource? Does it protect, absorb, displace, or resist a constant weather pattern? Does the machine alter, soak up, or gain energy for the drone so it can travel long distances? What material and method of making best reflects one of these attributes?

Aggregate one material or one element to show density. Students were encouraged to experiment with a unique material (rockite, concrete, wire, metals, sand, plastic, clay, soap, foam insulation, sponge) and/or technique of making (casting, spraying, pouring, burning, folding, pulling, stretching, carving, puncturing...).

Student Names:

Justin Wolkenstein-Giuliano, Adrian Suciu Mateo Ryan, Caroline Rees Mirwais Noory, Christian Morgenweck, Jenna R Hammond, Alexandra Gordon, Max Fernandez, Rui Cao, Ruqaiyah Bandukwala, Anna Villarreal-Levy, Kaylen Choi

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