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Ms Alisa Andrasek

Ms Alisa Andrasek

Reader in Architecture and Computation

The Bartlett School of Architecture

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
26th Sep 2011

Biography

Alisa Andrasek is an architect, curator and research based educator of architecture and computational processes in design. She is a founder of Biothing (biothing.org) operating at the intersection of design, material and computer science, and a partner of Bloom Games (bloom-thegame.com). From 2005-2008 she initiated and led CONTINUUM, an interdisciplinary research collective focusing on advanced computational geometry and software development. Presently Andrasek is directing Graduate Architectural Design at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, teaching at the European Graduate School and has taught at the DRL Architectural Association in London, Columbia University GSAPP, Pratt, UPenn, RMIT Melbourne, RPI and UTS Sydney. She received Europe 40 under 40 Award, Metropolis Next Generation Award and FEIDAD Award. Biothingʼs work has been exhibited and is part of the permanent collections at the Centre Pompidou Paris, New Museum NY, Storefront NY, FRAC Collection Orleans, TBA21 Vienna, Beijing and Sydney Bienale amongst others. Recent exhibitions include Archilab 9 at FRAC Orleans (2013), DADA Beijing curated by Patrick Schumacher (2013), Multiversités créatives at the Centre Pompidou (2012), Milan Triennale with Ross Lovegrove (2012), Aesthetics/Anesthetics at the Storefront New York (2012), Les Pléiades in Toulouse curated by Bernard Tschumi (2013) and many others. Andrasek curated the US East Coast section for the “Emergent Talent Emergent Technologies” exhibition for the Beijing Biennial 2006 and for the “(Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture” for the Beijing Biennial 2008 and the UK section for “Machinic Processes” for the Beijing Biennial 2010. Andrasek is a co-curator of the PROTO/E/CO/LOCICS Symposium series in Rovinj Croatia (http://proto-e-co-logics.mlaus.net/). 

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