Join us for a panel discussion with Concordia and McGill students from the residency Reactive Graphene Oxide: New Materials and Collaborative Methods at the Interface of Design and Materials Engineering led by Alice Jarry and Marta Cerruti.
Hear from Jacqueline Beaumont (Design & Computation Arts, Concordia), Yiwen Chen (Materials Engineering, McGill), Jacob Landry (Design & Computation Arts, Concordia), Philippe Vandal (Design & Computation Arts, Concordia), Nima Zakeri (Materials Engineering, McGill) as they discuss their collaborative project!
How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.
At the crossroads of Design and Material Science, this research-creation project brings together scientists and artists to develop reactive membranes and objects using Graphene Oxide. Graphene Oxide is a layered carbon-based nanomaterial derived from the oxidation and exfoliation of graphite, which can also be synthesized from thermal treatment of organic waste. Spanning multiple spatial, technical, artistic, and philosophical dimensions, the project addresses crucial questions at the core of current research in materials science and design: up to which point can materials mimic nature and become ‘alive’, changing themselves based on external stimuli? What happens when materials and humans interact? Can the interaction between materials and the environment help improve our own environment?
Envisioned as a new generation of active materials for technological applications, the built environment and the arts, the structures developed in this project also aim to develop novel methods for arts and science collaboration and engage publics in a broader reflection on material futures and human’s shifting relationship with its environment in a context of ecological crisis.
The co-creation process of this residency involves the presentation of a documentary film, in-situ prototyping, and ongoing video documentation of the work.