Shokofeh Darbari's research while affiliated with Pennsylvania State University and other places

Publications (2)

Article
Fueled by long-standing dreams of both material efficiency and aesthetic liberation, robots have become part of mainstream architectural discourses, raising the question: How may we nurture an ethos of visual, tactile, and spatial exploration in technologies that epitomize the legacies of industrial automation—for example, the pursuit of managerial...
Conference Paper
This paper explores ways to incorporate robots into design education, especially in architecture, in ways that privilege students' visual, tactile and spatial engagement with design problems. The paper is informed by constructionist theories of learning and studies of science and technology (STS) re-thinking agency as relational and distributed. We...

Citations

... Architectural robotics In contrast to most common means of digital fabrication (e.g., robotic arms, CNC mills, 3D printers, laser cutters) robots are not considered passive tools that materialize predefined forms, but rather as versatile and programmable tools that allow material, robotic and human agencies to interact with one another (Nahmad Vazquez and Jabi 2017) in situated and embodied ways (Llach et al. 2017). An increasing body of research investigates the potential for more cross-disciplinary, material-driven design practices, that improve specifying, predicting and steering fabrication processes at multiple scales (Ramsgaard Thomsen 2019). ...