First DARC Open Lecture of 2021: Arthur Mamou-Mani

We are excited to welcome Arthur Mamou-Mani as part of the Kent School of Architecture and Planning Open Lecture series. Next week’s lecture is hosted by Digital Architecture Research Centre (DARC), and will take place on Tuesday 19 January at 6pm GMT via Microsoft Teams. Please use this link to join the lecture.

Arthur Mamou-Mani’s lecture, ‘Eco-Parametric and Circular Architecture’, will look through several of his practice’s projects. Arthur will show how parametric design and digital fabrication can bring us closer to the natural world, and how Mamou-Mani’s approach can lead the way towards a positive robotic age.

Arthur Mamou-Mani is an architect specialised in eco-parametricism, looking at coupling a cradle to cradle approach to digital design within the maker’s movement. As a diverse studio of designers, makers and technologists, Mamou-Mani’s methodology is to create synergy throughout these fields by using constant feedback and iterations. Their work uses algorithms to generate and evolve concepts based on rules and parameters, similarly to natural processes. Arthur’s belief in craft and innovation has led his practice to co-develop their own custom software for 3D printing and bespoke hardware for the wider fields of design and construction.

Arthur Mamou-Mani is director of the award-winning architecture practice Mamou-Mani, specialising in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. Arthur is a lecturer at the University of Westminster, and has given numerous talks around the world on eco-parametric architectural practice. A fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement of the Arts Manufacture and Commerce, he has won the American Architecture prize, the RIBAj Rising Star Award and has recently been awarded the prestigious Pierre Cardin Prize for Architecture from the Academie des Beaux-Arts in France.In 2020 the Architects Journal named Mamou-Mani as one of it’s 100 ‘Disruptor’ practices, who are challenging the norms of traditional architecture practice. Alongside his architectural practice Arthur founded the digital-fabrication laboratory FabPub.

All welcome!