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OCEAN shortlisted in URBANTINE / Tent London Competition

London group members Daniel Coll i Capdevila, Mattia Gambardella, Pavel Hladik, and Jeffrey Turko had their submission for The Workspace Group's 'URBANTINE - Tent London' competition shortlisted. Entitled 'Minimal Membrane Tent', the proposal was shortlisted to a group of 10 from a field of 100 entries from 19 countries.


Barrett presents 'Barely' in France

June 4th Natasha Barrett performs the premier of "Gentle Sediment (Barely_part-3)" - a concert composition from the "Barely" framework, in Bourges, France. http://www.imeb.net/

June 7th Barrett presents the paper "Listening Thresholds and Contextual Frameworks – An example from Barely-part-1" - a paper focusing on the sound and music aspect of Barely-part-1 at its interaction with the architectural aspect of the project. EMS08 conference, Paris. http://www.ems-network.org/ems08/index.html

Recent releases: DR.OX. (improvisation, Natasha Barrett - computer; Tanja Orning - cello). http://www.cycling74.com/c74music/013 / http://www.natashabarrett.org/cd.html

Turko and Erlendsson exhibit at 'Masterplanning Past>Present>Future'

Jeff Turko & Gudjon Erlendsson's Prize winning Proposal for Vatnsmyri Iceland TURF CITY from their practice NEKTON Design is currently being shown in the exhibition ‘Masterplanning Past>Present>Future’ at Buro Happold's main offices in London. The exhibition will travel to Buro Happold offices worldwide.

FRAC exhibition continues until June 15

'Conception Performative', an exhibition of ten years of OCEAN work continues at the FRAC centre in Orléans, France, until June 15.frac_01

Performalism: Form, Function and Performance in Digital Architecture opens in Tel Aviv

'Performalism: Form, Function and Performance in Digital Architecture' has opened at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition features selected OCEAN projects, and is co-curated by Yasha Grobman.
Among the other participants are:

Foster and Partners, Gehry Technologies, Eisenman Architects, Contemporary Architecture Practice , Greg Lynn FORM, Karl Chu, Reiser & Umemoto, Kolatan and MacDonald, Preston Scott Cohen, Franken Architeckten, R & Sie, Archi-Tectonics, OSA


OCEAN at RAIA Conference in Sydney

The Royal Australian Institute of Architects will host the CV08 RAIA National Conference entitled Critical Visions:
Form, Representation and the Culture of Globalisation from Thursday 10 April to Saturday 12 April in Sydney.
Defne Sunguroglu and Michael Hensel will present the work of OCEAN at the conference. In addition the Sydney group of OCEAN will be formally launched.
For further information see: http://www.architecture.com.au/criticalvisions/

Performance-oriented Design Lecture at RMIT

Defne Sunguroglu and Michael Hensel will give a lecture at RMIT in Melbourne on Friday 04 April, and a two day seminar on Tuesday 01 and Wednesday 02 April. Both, lecture and the seminar sessions, will focus on performance-oriented design, illustrated by examples of OCEAN's research by design.

First Media-Station is finished

The first media-station has been finished by students of HfG Offenbach under the professional supervision of Ronny Andresen from YNOR.


Morpho-Ecologies Reprint available

The reprint of Morpho-Ecologies is available now.
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AD Versatility and Vicissitude Launch

The new issue of AD entitled 'Versatility and Vicissitude - Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design',
guest-edited by Michael Hensel and Achim Menges, will be launched this Friday, 14 March, at the
Architectural Association in London. The London launch will start at 10-00.
Lecturers include: Michael Weinstock, Defne Sunguroglu, Michael Hensel and Achim Menges.

There will be a second launch symposium at DAM the German Museum of Architecture on
Thursday 08 May at 19-00. Lecturers include: Klaus Bollinger and Manfred Grohmann, Peter Trummer, Michael Hensel and Achim Menges.

OCEAN in Arkitektnytt

This months issue of Arkitektnytt (NO) features an article on OCEAN's exhibition at the FRAC Centre in Orleans, and other news from the network.

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