Dynamics of Air
September 14 - November 17
14 September – 17 November, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
This initiative relates to the issues of climate change and biodiversity by researching the complex and poetic behavior of human responses to air temperature and movement in a built environment. This research has brought together researchers from different disciplines ranging from architects, industrial designers and artists, to mathematicians, aerospace engineers and computer scientists, with the aim of making proposals for more pleasant, low or no energy scenarios for the built environment, currently the highest generator of CO2 emissions.
This project brings this research into the public domain through exhibition in a major public gallery in Melbourne. It will bring together Australian researchers with leading European researchers and artists in the field to create an engaging insight into the qualities of air and their impact on human experience. Exhibits by Philippe Rahm Architectes, French architect, artist and research practice, will be exposed to a broad Australian public audience, and Philippe will be connected to RMIT and Swinburne Universities as well as the broad Australian research community.
Hopefully, this project will lead to further lecture and workshop invitations, joint tertiary and teaching initiatives in the future. More significantly, it will provide a foundation for subsequent collaboration between the leading French and Australian researchers in this field.