Louisiana Lecture

Weaving the Shimoni Cave

  • Date
    Wednesday 8. November
  • Time
    Kl. 19:30
  • Place
    Exhibition & Meeting Room
  • Price
    DKK 20 (entrance not included)

Many guests in the CAVE_BUREAU exhibition pause in awe of the woven wonder in the Great Hall - a structure of 300m2 representing a full-size construction of the Shimoni Cave in Eastern Kenya.


Please note that the ticket does not include entrance.   

PLEASE NOTE that the meeting point has been changed from the Concert Hall to the balcony (by the Hall Gallery) in the CAVE exhibition. After a brief welcome here the rest of the event will take place in the adjacent Meeting Room.

Join us for a talk by Phil Ayres, professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen who suggested the use of Kagome weaving for the construction of the cave.

To Phil Ayres, the collaboration with Louisiana and Cave_bureau has provided a unique opportunity to apply and further the design research in Kagome weaving, which goes on at CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture). In this talk, Professor Phil Ayres will describe the underlying principles of Kagome weaving, how these have been instrumentalized into digital design tools, the challenges involved in weaving the Shimoni cave, and how this work sets the stage for further research into novel architectural structures and solutions.

The talk will be interspersed with audience participation in the form of physical demonstrations and the opportunity to try weaving yourself!


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In the extensive volcanic cave systems of Kenya, the design studio Cave_bureau look back in time and into the future, while facing the challenges of today.