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Curly-Cues Cut-Outs: How Shapes Create Sculptures

Friday, June 15, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Participants explored how science intersects with art with COLA 2018 Fellow Doris Sung. During this hands-on workshop participants experimented with special paper combined with plastic to assemble geometric sculptures with heat! Doris also demonstrated how this heat process is used to create giant metal sculptures like the nine-foot sculpture in the exhibition. All ages welcome.

About Doris Sung

Doris Sung (b. 1964 Hollywood, CA) is bringing responsive systems to architecture far beyond the simple “greening” of buildings. Through grant-funded research, she is developing smart materials such as thermobimetal to make buildings respond to the environment while using no energy and no controls. Educated at Columbia (M.Arch 1990) and Princeton (BA 1986) universities, Doris is currently a tenured professor at USC. A fellow of the U.S. Artist and the Bellagio Center Rockefeller Foundation, she has received the PrixARS [next idea] award in 2012 and multiple other R&D recognitions. Her TEDx talk has now surpassed 1.1 million views.