ITECH Expert Lecture – Winter Term 2014-15

20.01.2015 – 19.15 pm
3rd floor, Room 11.32
Keplerstrasse 11, 70174 Stuttgart

Erik Herrmann is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart. He joins the Institute as a 2014/2015 German Chancellor’s Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Erik’s research project, “Unpacking the Black Box: The Man/Machine Relationship In Early Computational Design” reconsiders contemporary themes and tendencies in the computational design field through the lens of prescient studies completed by a unique cluster of visionary philosophers, poets and computer technicians in the 1960s. His forthcoming presentation the ICD will introduce the institutions, ideas, tools and protagonists at the center of his current research.

Erik is a recent graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture (M. Arch, 2012) where he was awarded the Carroll L.V. Meeks Memorial Scholarship in recognition of outstanding performance in History.

Professionally, Erik has practiced with Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, CT and Trahan Architects in Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design (2007). His work and writings have appeared in CLOG and Perspecta: Money.

This lecture is made possible by support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.