Supermanoeuvre (Dave Pigram and Iain Maxwell) will be presenting the public lecture ‘Matter, Behaviour, Formation in Architecture’. All are welcome to attend.

This will be held 6pm – 7pm, Wednesday 5th May, level 5 Architecture Studios Building 6, UTS City Campus

Supermanoeuvre is an architectural practice dedicated to advancing the application and theory of computational design. The practice was cofounded in 2006 by Dave Pigram and Iain Maxwell and operates out of New York and London. The practice has exhibited in UK, USA, China, Italy and Australia and have lectured on their work at the AA, Columbia University, London’s Royal College of Art, The Pratt Institute, Aalborg University, University of Technology Sydney and the University of Canberra. Supermanoeuvre sees computation as an means of opportunistically collaborating with the heterogeneity and flux of social, cultural and ecological substrates. Seeking to move beyond the diagram as the dominant mode of architectural understanding, supermanoeuvre employs both genetic and phenotypical strategies of formation in which multiple intelligences and behaviors compete for the gift of instantiation. The resulting complex and adaptive morphologies achieve their definition performatively as the emergent outcome of highly specific architectural concerns embedded within generating rulesets. Supermanoeuvre represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Architecture Biennale.