Digital Fabrication by Neri Oxman and Julia Koerner at Paris Fashion Week

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Iris van Herpen (born 5 June 1984, Wamel, The Netherlands) is a Dutch fashion designer. She studied Fashion Design at Artez Institute of the Arts Arnhem and interned at Alexander McQueen in London, and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam. In 2007, she started her own label. Since July 2011, she is a guest member of the prestigious Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, which is part of the Fédération française de la couture.


TIME Magazine names Iris van Herpen's 3D printed dresses one of the
50 Best Inventions of 2011.

2010 Mercedes-Benz Dutch Fashion Awards.
2010 Dutch Fashion Incubator Awards.
2010 Dutch Accessory Awards.
2010 Dutch Design Awards, RADO.
2009 Dutch Design Awards, best product of fashion and accessory.
2009 Dutch Media Awards.

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Julia Körner is recent faculty member at AUD UCLA, where she holds a position as Lecturer in Greg Lynn SUPRASTUDIO. She received her Masters degree in architecture with distinction in Greg Lynn’s master-class at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Furthermore, Julia completed  her postgraduate master of science at the Architectural Association in London in emergent technologies and design. For five years Julia collaborated with Ross Lovegrove Studio, London, where she held a senior architectural assistant position; she was involved in major industrial design projects worldwide including Cosmic Series - Red Dot design award winning Lights for Artemide.

Julia has also worked for architects in New York and Austria. Recent research include the collaboration with fashion designer Iris van Herpen for the Haute Couture Show in Paris 2012. Julia has taught academic workshops at University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Architectural Association visiting school in Paris with architects including Jorge Ayala, Hernan Diaz Alonso  and Peter Cook. Since 2010 she has been visiting professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics at Lund University, Sweden. Further she has been guest critique at SciArc Southern Californian Institute of Architecture and OTIS Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.

She won several prizes including the TISCHE-Scholarship, MAK Schindler Scolarship Architects in residency program for independent research project in Los Angeles and recently the Architektur-Preis Land- Salzburg scholarship, a one year grant for research project Tangible Data.

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Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development professor and assistant professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Mediated Matter design research group. Her group explores how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to radically transform the design and construction of objects, buildings, and systems. Her goal is to enhance the relationship between the built and the natural environments by employing design principles inspired by nature and implementing them in the invention of novel digital design technologies. Areas of application include product and architectural design, as well as digital fabrication and construction.

Oxman was named to ICON's list of the top 20 most influential architects to shape our future (2009), and was selected as one of the 100 most creative people by FASTCOMPANY (2009). In 2008, she was named "Revolutionary Mind" by SEED Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA (NYC) and is part of the museum's permanent collection. In 2012 the Centre Georges Pompidou Museum (Paris, France) acquired her works for its permanent collection. Other exhibitions include the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC), Museum of Science (Boston, MA), FRAC Collection (Orleans, France), and the 2010 Beijing Biennale. She is included in prestigious private collections and has received numerous awards including a 40 Under 40 Building Design + Construction Award (2012), a Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award (2008), the International Earth Award for Future-Crucial Design (2009), and a METROPOLIS Next Generation Award (2009).

Neri Oxman received her PhD in design computation as a Presidential Fellow at MIT, where she developed the theory and practice of Material-based Design Computation. In this approach, the shaping of material structure is conceived of as a novel form of computation. Prior to MIT, she earned her diploma from the Architectural Association (RIBA 2) after attending the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and the Department of Medical Sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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