24 July 2019 @ 4:00 pm

agentBody Prototypes

Roland Snooks’ practice explores the entangled development of generative design processes and robotic fabrication techniques through a series of architectural design projects and prototypes.

In this forum talk Roland will introduce projects that have been designed through a multi-agent algorithmic approach that operates by embedding design intention into a population of computational agents. This interaction leads to a self-organised design intention and the emergence of intricate geometries. The specificity of these projects is created through the interaction of computational design approaches and robotic fabrication techniques.

This forum will take place on 24 July at 4pm in G119 (SensiLab). No booking is required to attend. A livestream will be available below on the day.

A livestream of Roland Snooks's talk will be available here at 4pm

Roland Snooks is an Associate Professor at RMIT University, the director of the architectural practice Studio Roland Snooks and a co-founder of the experimental research practice Kokkugia. His work explores the emergence of intricate formations from self-organising processes.

Roland’s design research is focused on the development of behavioral processes of formation that draw from the logic of swarm intelligence and the operation of multi-agent algorithms. Roland has previously taught widely in the US including at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, SCI-Arc and the Pratt Institute. He received a PhD from RMIT and holds a Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship.