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Sharon Wohl

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

Sharon Wohl, associate professor of architecture and urban design, will participate in a presentation on “The City: How can self-organizing principles shape our cities and how can we grow materials in collaboration with bacteria?” at 1 p.m. CT Thursday, April 1, as part of the “Building As Being” online symposium sponsored by WAAG in the Netherlands.

In her talk, Wohl will provide an overview of some of the key concepts associated with complexity, including the nature of self-organization and emergence. She will then consider how civic form might be activated or enabled to harness such processes — yielding emergent, self-organizing and “swarm-like” urban design strategies.