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About Ruairi Glynn

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Artist / Director of IALab
Irish/UK

Ruairi Glynn

Ruairi Glynn is Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Alongside his teaching and research he practices as an Installation Artist recently exhibiting at the Centre Pompidou Paris, National Art Museum of China Beijing and Tate Modern London. His interactive installations reflect on rapid developments in robotics, material science and computational technologies examining the emerging aesthetics of behaviour permeating across art, architecture and design. He has worked with cultural and research institutions including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Medical Research Council and BBC and built public works for Twitter, Nike, Arup, Buro Happold, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has co-authored two books ‘Digital Architecture, Passages Through Hinterlands’ & ‘Fabricate, Making Digital Architecture’ in parallel to curating over a dozen international conferences, competitions and exhibitions. He’s taught internationally including ETH, Zurich, TU, Delft, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark & the Angewandte, Vienna.

Projects By Ruairi Glynn

Posts By Ruairi Glynn

Lab Field Trip 2015

July 14, 2015 |

The IALab this year visited China beginning in the northern sub-zero temperatures of Beijing and ending almost a month later in the tropical warmth of Hong Kong. On our travels the Lab visited many cities and historical sites as well … Read More

Kinetica Art Fair 2014

November 24, 2014 |

We’ve had a fantastic few days at the Kinetica Art Fair held at the Truman Brewery –  part of the Frieze London art fair 2014. Kinetica featured over 50 exhibitors, as well as a number of performance pieces. With our … Read More

Domestic Ecologies

October 24, 2014 |

“It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It … Read More

Interactive Architecture Lab Catalog 2013

August 29, 2014 |

Very please to be posting this today as it feels somewhat like a new start for this website that has been static now for a few years while I have built a number of quite large kinetic installation pieces and … Read More

Flights of Fancy

November 24, 2013 |

“We believe in the possibility of an incalculable number of human transformations, and we say without smiling that wings sleep in the flesh of man”  – Multiplied Man and the Reign of the Machine (1911), Marinetti

This years … Read More

Keynote – Ruairi Glynn @ Fascinate Conference 2013

November 5, 2013 |

I thought I’d share a Keynote that I gave a few months ago at the brilliantly well organised and ambitiously curated Fascinate Conference. My thanks to the guys in Falmouth for the invitation and for sharing the conference footage also.

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Smartgeometry

March 12, 2013 |

Smartgeometry is pleased to announce that sg2013 will be at The Bartlett in London from 15-20 April 2013. The four day Workshop (15-18 April) and two day conference (19-20 April) will follow the format of the highly successful preceding … Read More

Fabricate 2014

February 12, 2013 |

Organised by the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, FABRICATE 2014 will bring together researchers and practitioners in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, … Read More

Motive Mythologies

November 23, 2012 |

This years Lab Research Theme is ‘Motive Mythologies’. Below is the brief handed out to students at the beginning of the year to stimulate responses. If you’re interested in studying with the Interactive Architecture Lab, you can find out more … Read More

Fearful Symmetry

August 19, 2012 | | One Comment

Tomorrow I go into the Tate Modern to install my new interactive work that has been a year in the making. That among other things is the reason this blog has been so quiet in recent times … Read More