Materials Salon: Algae Biocomposites with Daniel Tish In-Person
Materials Salon is a cozy gathering of material samples, practitioners, and students. This session will be held with Dr. Daniel Tish – serving algae and emerging bio–based material samples from the Frances Loeb Library’s Materials Collection and from Tish’s own experiments.
Dr. Daniel Tish is a designer and researcher whose work lies at the intersection of digital fabrication, computation, material science, and sustainability, investigating new design opportunities through the lens of bespoke materiality. At Harvard, Daniel is a Lecturer in Architecture at the GSD and a Postdoctoral Fellow jointly appointed by the MaP+S Group (GSD) and the Lewis Lab (SEAS). Working in collaboration with material scientists, his research develops robotic fabrication techniques for a new class of carbon-negative biocomposites.
This event is part of a year-long series organized by Amelia Gan, as part of her Irving Fellowship research on bio-based materials. It is also supported by Johanna Kasubowski, Frances Loeb Library Materials and Media Collections Librarian.
To maintain an informal atmosphere, attendance is capped at 18 participants. Secure your spot by registering.
Please note, this event will be held in the Piper Auditorium Curtains.
- Wednesday, February 21, 2024
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Piper Auditorium Curtains
The GSD Materials Collection emerged in 2004 as a manifestation of the school’s evolving engagement in materials. It is a collection of material samples ranging from innovative new materials to those found in the everyday built environment. The Materials Collection places emphasis on material composition and functional traits of the material samples, encouraging users to rethink conventional applications and promote material experimentation in design practice. Housed in the Frances Loeb Library's Special Collections, the GSD Materials Collection is a collection of objects which visitors are encouraged to handle and study.