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Friday, March 11, 2022

224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
in collaboration with the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Exhibition dates: January 31 - March 11, 2022
open by appointment. please visit https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics/Gallery_224 for complete details.

This exhibit showcases the results of the Fall 2021 course Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication offered at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). For over a decade, faculty from the GSD have collaborated with the Harvard Ceramics Program to offer an experiential learning opportunity for design students that links research and experimentation in emerging digital technologies with the context of ceramic material systems. The course combines technological developments relating to the way in which things are designed (digital modeling, simulation, generative design, etc.) and the way things are made (automation, computer-controlled equipment including robotics, advanced materials, etc.) in search of new opportunities. Each object exhibited here is the result of prototyping and experimentation during the pursuit of a research question – it represents a step in a process of exploration, rather than a finished product. 

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