An exhibit that I collaborated on had a soft opening this past Monday (the 14th). The show, entitled “Primitive Parametric: Biology as Architectural Catalyst” investigates the formal and cultural meaning of biological metaphors in design from the nineteenth century to the present. The subject of this show grew from my own interests in the cultural implications of contemporary biology more generally, especially the essentialism that is (often unintentionally) projected onto the findings of the Human Genome Project.
You can find a brief description of the show here. I will post a copy of the introductory essay that was printed for the show in a future post. To tie you over, here are a few images of our progress in getting the show ready for public viewing.