2023 Design Symposium - Material World: Futures of Tactile and Digital Expression

Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26, 2023
11am - 4:30pm CT
Rathskeller Lounge in the Lavin-Bernick Center
and Newcomb Quad Pavilions,
Tulane Uptown Campus,
New Orleans, LA 70118

The Tulane School of Architecture’s Student Government and Design Symposium committee are proud to announce the theme of this year’s annual symposium, "Material World: Futures of Tactile and Digital Expression." This year, we are exploring the roles of materiality and representational mediums within the disciplines of architecture and design.

The symposium will be taking place March 25-26th and will feature invited speaker lectures, panel discussions, workshops, merchandise, and food! This event has been curated and planned by TuSA students but is open to the broader Tulane and New Orleans community!

Advancements in representational techniques and material expressions in the design practice have been furthered alongside our increasingly digital world, allowing new methods of functionality and conceptual transference through tactile and digital mediums. This era of evolution sets the stage for designers to shape the future of the built environment and address its challenges through innovative and forward thinking techniques. We are hoping to broaden the perspectives and theoretical understanding of materiality and modes of design communication for our TuSA student body and the broader community.

We are so excited to have Tristan Al-Haddad, Sean Brown, Matt Branham, Nick Roseboro, and Alessandro Orsini joining us for this weekend! Below is the schedule.

Saturday, March 25th
(all events in LBC Rathskeller Lounge, unless otherwise noted)
Tristan Al-Haddad, Lecture - 11:00am
Lunch - 12:30
Sean Brown, Lecture - 2:00pm
Nick Perrin, Workshop - 3:30pm in NQ1

Sunday, March 26th
(all events in LBC Rathskeller Lounge, unless otherwise noted)
Matt Branham, Lecture - 11:30am (brunch provided)
Bo Choi, Workshop - 12:30pm in NQ2
Nick Roseboro and Alessandro Orsini from Architensions, Lecture - 2:00pm
All Speakers, Q&A plus Meet & Greet - 4:30pm (food provided)

Questions? Please contact Chelsea Kilgore ckilgore@tulane.edu.

Tulane University is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact the event organizer above for accessibility accommodations. Please note that advance notice is necessary to arrange some accessibility needs.