Burbank, CA | San Diego, CA
2013 Spring Lecture Series
Ahmanson Main Space
Meredith Miller and Etienne Turpin are Principal Investigators of the Architecture + Adaptation: Designing for Hypercomplexity research initiative, which explores architecture'spotential response to inundation in Southeast Asian megacities. The preliminary phase of research, developed through a research studio and joint design research workshop with Hong Kong University and the Universitas Indonesia, will be published as Jakarta: Architecture + Adaptation in 2013.
Miller is an Assistant Professor of architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where current research focuses on the influence of environmental thinking on architecture. Through her pedagogy in advanced design studios on architecture’s intersections with landscape, infrastructure, and ecology, she develops methodologies for designing within and among large-scale circumstances while advancing the specificity of architecture. These pedagogical positions stem from her own research and architectural practice within the collaborative design platform milligram-office.
As a Research Fellow for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Turpin’s research considers the consequences of climate change on urban settlements and develops potential design responses. Etienne is also a lecturer in architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where his current research focuses on the turn to the anthropocene within geological discourse and its potential effect on architecture and design. Etienne is currently editing the book Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy.