The DFL wants to thank Teddy Slowik (USA) for his Visiting Scholar period at the DFL. From 12-26 of July 2016, Teddy Slowik joined the team and investigated the use of different robotic fabrication processes in Architecture in two projects. In the scope of a workshop for students from Lisbon, the Thomas Jefferson’s Serpentine Wall explored the robotic assembly of cork bricks. In the PedeStool, a foam undulating stool was produced by means of robotic hotwire cutting. This was also a great opportunity to exchange experiences with DFL coordinator José Pedro Sousa about the use of digital technologies in the US and in Portugal. Here is a Short Bio of Teddy Slowik:
Teddy Slowik is founder of Novatona, an award winning cross-disciplinary workshop that focuses on the duality of both low- and high-tech means of production and design. His work has been exhibited at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville, Design Museum Boston, The Design Innovation Gallery at Factory 63 in Boston, AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation, Tedx “Architecture or Revolution” conference in Chicago, The UVA East Wing Gallery in Charlottesville, and UIC SoA Ribbon Gallery in Chicago. Slowik is currently a member of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art faculty within the Department of Architecture. Before Temple, Slowik was on the faculty at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, as well as the University of Illinois Chicago’s School of Architecture (UIC SoA). Slowik graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2007.