Frank Melendez has been awarded a 2020 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Grant, through the sponsorship and support of the Van Alen Institute. He is one of five recipients in the 2020 NYSCA Architecture + Design, Independent Projects category, and the sole recipient sponsored by Van Alen. This funding will go towards the development of a manuscript and publication of a new book titled, Soft Robotic Architectures.

Nancy Diniz invited as guest speaker at 'Fungi Futures: Movements in Mycelium' alongside Phil Ross Co-founder and CEO of MycoWorks,  Merlin Sheldrake, fungal biologist and Ehab Sayed founder of Biohm, 16 April 2020 Somerset House, London UK

Nancy Diniz invited as speaker at 'FRAME AWARDS 2020' in the panel 'Material Reality' 20 February 2020, B. Building Amsterdam Johan Huizingalaan 763a 1066 VH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nancy Diniz invited as panel speaker at 'Rethinking Algae for Design' in the context of Algae Platform [London] in partnership with Atelier Luma| Ecovisionaries Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 6 February 2020 6:30-8:00pm, London UK

bioMATTERS exhibiting at 'MaterialDriven’s exhibition ‘Designing for the Senses’ at Architect@Work 2020' at Old Truman Brewery 28-29 January 2020 London UK

Augmented Architectures partners Frank Melendez and Nancy Diniz invited to be Keynote Speakers at 'SIGRADI 2020 'Transformative Design' at The School of Architecture and Design, Laureles Ecological Campus, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 18-20 November 2020, City of Medellín, Colombia

Nancy Diniz is panel speaker at 'Designing with the Living' Symposium, London Design Museum' 8-9 November 2019 London UK

bioMATTERS part of the new cohort of members at NEWINC 'Creative Experiments' at the New Museum NY

bioMATTERS presents
at  Party of the Future: Futureworks Closing Showcase organized by SecondMuse & NYCEDC  on Oct 4 2019, at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex 

Nancy Diniz invited as panel speaker at
‘Challenging Methods of Make & Responsible Futures’ hosted by Ultrafabrics, Clenkerwell Showroom, 19 September 2019, London UK

“Body Architectures - Real time data visualization and responsive immersive environments" to be presented at eCAADe+SIGraDI 2019, Architecture in the Age of the 4th Revolution, 11–13 September 2019, Architecture School, Porto University, Porto Portugal

Nancy Diniz and Katherine Hamnett in conversation at
'Sustainable Thinking: An Evening of Talks-Circular Design: Creatively Conscious'' organized by Frieze Academy, at ME London, The Strand, 6:00-9:30pm 10 September 2019, London UK

'Meander Series' exhibited at '#Biodesign HereNow' London Design Festival 2019 at OPEN CELL 19-21 September 2019, London UK

'MA in Biodesign' Central Saint Martins UAL talk by Nancy Diniz at '#Biodesign HereNow' London Design Festival 2019 at OPEN CELL 21 September 2019, London UK

'Body Architectures' exhibited at ‘Artificial Realities: Virtual as an Aesthetic Medium for Architectural Ideation  Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019 hosted by ISTAR-IUL ISCTE-IUL 14-18 October 2019 Lisbon Portugal

“Expanded Perceptions: Blending Physical and Virtual Environments through Mobile Sensed Data"
to be presented at ACADIA 2019, 'Ubiquity and Autonomy', 24-26 October 2019, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas US


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