Motopia: A New Age of Modular Construction / USC School of Architecture

Motopia: A New Age of Modular Construction / USC School of Architecture

Architecture today rolls, flows, inflates, breathes, expands, multiplies, contracts and searches for its next user. And yet, such architecture is not merely building or product design, but rather recognition of the fluidity of circumstances—the mobility of demographics and information. This event will feature real-world practitioners and multidisciplinary scholars who are preparing for a future continuously on the move.

A range of creative forces behind mobile architecture will come together to examine solutions to current economic, social and environmental concerns in the housing industry; identify emerging technologies and trends; and synthesize recent advancements in design, manufacturing, materials and systems. We will host five eminent practitioners who will discuss strategies that can be adopted or adapted into our own larger communities and lives. Participants will include Allison Arieff, contributing writer for The Atlantic Cities and contributing columnist for The New York Times; Stephen Kieran, partner at KieranTimberlake; Robert Kronenburg, architect, author and Roscoe Chair of Architecture at the University of Liverpool; and Michael Webb, founding member of Archigram and professor at Cooper Union.

For more details on the event, including guest speakers, please visit their website here.

About this author
Cite: Alison Furuto. "Motopia: A New Age of Modular Construction / USC School of Architecture" 06 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.