How We Measure Form
Neri Oxman Keynotes - Neri Oxman's keynotes reflect a keen interest in the world of design. As Assistant Professor of...
The architect and founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, a design initiative that fuses technological advances with nature, proposes a new design approach that is inspired with nature. Oxman names the 'form finders' including Buckminster Fuller as her heroes and investigates how nature defines its own purpose.
She explains that design should not be based on what an object wants to be but on what a material or environment wants to be. The architect believes that a hands-off approach to design encourages a natural way of making things, resulting in more sustainable design solutions.