A DISCURSIVE WALL
Local: ISCTE-IUL, LISBON
Type: International Workshop
Date: March 2012
Monitor Team: Ana Fonseca, Alexandra Paio, Brimet Silva, Catarina Louro, João Carvalho, Luís Carvão, Maria João de Oliveira, Nuno Valverde
Participants: Ana Teresa Martins Hagatong, Ana Carolina Salvador Taveira Cardoso, Bárbara Fialho Varela, Bruna de Fátima Ferreira Linhares, Daniel Fernando Tomé Mateus, Eduardo Castro e Costa, Francesca Mariotti, Frederico Lopo Da Cunha Dias Carvalho, Jaime Augusto Fernandes Mesquita, João Pedro Soares Miguel Ferreira dos Santos, José Manuel de Nóbrega Gouveia, Luís Carlos Alves de Matos, Luís Filipe Quelhas da Silva Marques, Maria Helena Rebello de Andrade N. de Alarcão, Mariana Couto Brito, Mariana Mendes dos Reis Arriaga Batista, Pedro Evangelho Toste, Rui Alberto Matos, Rui Pedro Barbosa Lima, Rui van Zeller de Klerk Mota, Sandra Mónia Couto Coelho, Thomas Pierre Yvon, Typhaine le Monnier, Ulrike Seeber, Vítor Manuel Cataluna Marques Ribeiro, Wen Tao Bi
“If living systems are machlnes, that they are physical autopoietic machlnes is trivially obvious: they transform matter into themselves in a manner such that the product of their operation is their own organization. However, we deem the converse as also true: A physical system if autopoietlc is living. In other words, we claim that the notion of autopoiesis is necessary and sufficient to characterize the organization of living systems.”
Autopoiesis and cognition: the realization of the living by Humberto R. Maturana and Francisco J. Varela, 1979:17
The workshop “A living System” involved three partners: VitruviusFablab-ISCTE.IUL, FabLabEDP and Rhino3DPortugal. The main goal was to explore digital technologies and their contribution to solve some of the new challenges presented to the society and architecture in Portugal.
The theoretical and practical workshop (64 hours) taught in English and Portuguese, was composed of two modules: (1) LS_01: Firefly +Grasshopper + Arduino and Scale Model Fabrication; (2) LS_02: Design Studio – Discursive Wall.