Fri, Mar 27 | Knafel Center

Thresholds: Design and Science

The conference assembles thought leaders from science and design—researchers and practitioners who interrogate the spaces in between. The sessions, which are thematically aligned with the human senses, present a multitude of interdisciplinary approaches, methods, and techniques.
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Time & Location

Mar 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Knafel Center, 18 Mason St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

About the Event

Science and design are often thought to represent opposite mindsets of analysis versus conjecture, of explanatory versus disruptive modes of thinking. Audacious, provocative, and unconventional work emerges when we cross the traditional disciplinary divide between science and design. The March 2020 conference assembles thought leaders from both areas—researchers and practitioners who interrogate the spaces in between through their work. The sessions, which are thematically aligned with the human senses, present a multitude of approaches, methods, and techniques that transcend the disciplinary focus. Conceived as an open forum for exploration and discussion, the conference is co-hosted by faculty from the Graduate School of Design and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. The projects and explorations featured range from fashion to material science, from therapeutic devices to building science, and from cooking to cognitive science.

This event is free and open to the public.

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