Fun and free things to do in Philly

 

Didn’t find much out there this week.  The intersection of various disciplines, plus the inspiration of an exhibit at APS makes this event sound pretty interesting.   If you have an event coming up that you think would be of interest that is free (or really inexpensive) let us know! 

 

Between Architecture, Nature and Technology: Material Analogs

October 20, 2011, 6 pm 

 

American Philosophical Society Museum

104 S. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please RSVP via email.

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http://www.apsmuseum.org/greenhouse-projects/

How do you create a greenhouse that is also a work of art? “Look to nature,” says Jenny Sabin, an architect, artist, and designer. A 2011 Pew Fellow, Sabin is in the forefront of a practice “that applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.”

In this talk she will discuss her Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils as both a cutting-edge structure where architecture, nature, and technology intersect, and as a work of art that riffs on themes in the current APS Museum exhibition, Of Elephants & Roses. The evening will include a walkthrough of the structure and the lecture. The exhibition will also be open.


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