On 12th March 2018, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun  and the design institute A/D/O will team up again to present the third in the series of monthly seminars: ‘Breathe It In – On Wind, Air, and Lungs’. 

At the March seminar we will be dissecting our lungs to better understand the mechanism of life as we know it: Oxygen. What is it? Where do we find it? And is it possible to grow oxygen on other planets? This session will investigate potentially habitable planets, how atmospheric circulation patterns might change in the future,  how these projections are represented through numerical models; musical instruments making use of wind, singing lungs, breathless and speechless events.

The audience will also be able to learn how to beatbox and discover new forms of life as you go along.

Here’s the list of  panelists at the March seminar:

Dr. Clara Orbe – Research Physical Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Dr. Nancy Y. Kiang – Research Physical Scientist atNASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Dr. Sonali Bose – MD MPH at Mount Sinai Hospital

DJ HerShe – Musician & Performer

The seminar will also include a very special guest performance from by Novmichi Tosa of Maywa Denki. Tosa will give a performance unlike any you’ve ever seen while a few of his instruments will also be available for sale in the A/D/O shop.

‘Homo Sapiens I Hear You’ is a series of non-linear, non-conventional, and non-passive seminars which question and re-think humanity’s essential needs; and consider whether the modern practice of design addresses them.

The curriculum conceived by Nelly Ben Hayoun is framed around American psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs”, which offers a model that defines the needs of human beings – from the most basic functions (eating, sleeping, etc.) to the more fulfilling (self-improvement, practicing sports, etc.). Our seminars will unravel how human needs have developed through history and how they might continue to develop over time.

Occurring on the 12th of the month, each seminar will showcase pioneering critical thinkers and present eclectic reference material from around the world. Dr. Ben Hayoun, along with a rotating cast of visiting faculty will facilitate a series of activities, workshops and debates. The series of seminars will be accompanied with: podcasts by Elle Clay, editorial pieces by Cabinet Magazine and Our Machine’s graphics.

Learn more more about ‘Homo Sapiens, I hear You’ on A/D/O’s website.

And register here for the full series or  individual sessions

A/D/O is a community-based endeavor that aims to understand the future of design. A/D/O is  located in a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Industrial Business Zone. It has been converted into a space for creative exchange. A/D/O is part of MINI .