Assistant Professor Simon Schleicher and his team of the Flexible Structures Lab (FSL) invites you to apply to UC Berkeley’s M.S. / Ph.D. program in Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability… read more →
Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature surprise us by being both soft and flexible and at the same time strong and resilient. To explore how biological models stimulate the curiosity of today’s designers and researchers, this symposium will bring together various lectures by experts from the fields of art, architecture, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, robotics, and biology.