Identity—human, animal and architectural—can no longer be defined by a singular character. It is a complex behavioral hybrid, in the process of responsive and adaptive change, a state of Deleuzian “becoming”, expressing plastic identity through the territorializing of behavioral traits. This differentiated identity becomes an instrument for spatializing innovative lineages, as it reconstitutes ideas of space and time and reshapes the cultural landscape through morphogenetic means.
The work scrutinizes the notion of the generic through the process of recombining physical members, growing new appendages and intensifying the human perception of normality. Regenerative bodies develop through differentiation from singular cells. These differentiated assemblages with multi coded surfaces act as malleable bilateral collectives with a varied capacity for new growth possibilities.
AGGLAB/LABORATORIA. www.agglab.com Agg lab is a San Francisco based design collaborative and interdisciplinary research practice led by Alexandra Neyman and Monica Tiulescu. Agglab is interested in production of generative tectonic languages which diverge from specific typological classification established in singular design fields.
LABORATORIA is a research practice led by Alexandra Neyman focusing on experimental research which is invested in the development and production of an array of affective architectural environments through generative architectural tectonic languages, both formal and methodological, that is fluctuating between growth and regeneration through digital and analogue algorithmic techniques of design and fabrication.
In collaboration with Academy of Art University Architecture students:
Yi Wang, Saraswati Sri Lalitadewi Latumahina, Sami Almidani, Rapeepong Tanmanee, Ke Wang, Jesus Gutierrez, Si Beck Nam, Amany Alnofai, Anderson Andrade, Christina Andreas, Alireza Arabshahi, Ryan Baker, Chen Chao, Nathan Conrad, Kenia Duarte, Nasira Fabelhaft, Yuan Gao, Rodly Jean, Dinghong Jiang, Yaxin Liu, Yumin Liu, Matthew Mead, Jane Gee-Yeng Wan, Ximai Wang, Jiongyu Zhu, Rhonuel Domingcil, Fernanda Kanamor, Shunyi Yang