Monday 06th Jul 2009
6:30pm for 7:00pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street
London, EC1M 6EJ.
Nearest Tube: Farringdon
Entrance: £6 non-members - £4 members/Students - £2 Student Members
Open_Sailing is an alternative vision of life at sea: pioneering innovative architecture, navigation and sea farming techniques to create a life that’s comfortable, sustainable and safe. This interdisciplinary team are developing a floating architecture: a laboratory for techno-social experiments that evolves like a living organism. Gradually, this project is building towards a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, from the Azores to Brazil; currents and drift will carry this nomadic structure on its way.
Cesar Harada studied Applied Arts at Ecole Boulle; animation at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs Paris; and industrial design at the ENSCI Les Ateliers Saint-Sabin. He is author of HARADA and Open_Architecture (RCA publication.) and taught at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Versailles.
Hiromi Ozaki is a programmer and artist. A Maths and Computers graduate of Imperial College, As Sputniko! Hiromi also creates music, performances and films which humorously explore quirky ways in which we engage with technology. Hiromi is the creator and developer of hi-ve, a swarm intelligence-inspired operating system.
Cesar and Hiromi are both researchers in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art collaborating on Open_Sailing. (www.opensailing.net)
Ruairi Glynn is director of the blog www.interactivearchitecture.org