Science and design are often thought to represent opposite mindsets of analysis versus conjecture, of explanatory versus disruptive modes of thinking. Audacious, provocative, and unconventional work emerges when we cross the traditional disciplinary divide between science and design. The March 2020 conference assembles thought leaders from both areas who interrogate the space in between through their work. The sessions – thematically aligned with the human senses – present a multitude of approaches, methods, and techniques that transcend the disciplinary focus. Conceived as an open forum for exploration and discussion, the conference is co-hosted by faculty from the Graduate School of Design and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. The projects and explorations featured range from fashion to material science, from perfume creation to building science, and from cooking to cognitive science.
Please note that the conference will take place at the Knafel Center at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge.
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