Systemic Architecture: from cyber-gardens to bio-cities

Marco Poletto

Contributing authors: Claudia Pasquero

Agenda: This research explores the convergence of biotechnologies and advanced digital design with the ambition to articulate a synergistic relation of machine and nature. We radicalize the ideal of adaptive architecture away from the dichotomy natural vs. synthetic to focus on a new cybernetic design framework where biologic, human and digital systems co-evolve.
Method: To test these synergies we design apparatuses which combine biological computation, distributed sensing / data gathering, digital prototyping . Key series are the ecoMachines, MetaFollies, cyberGardens and BioCities.
Operations: Design multi-scalar platforms of emergent collective intelligence. Develop architectures with advanced optimizing behavior, integrated living matter and production of energy/food.