Joshua Vermillion was a keynote speaker at the Taylor X Symposium. The Taylor X Symposium celebrates 10 years of the Taylor Seminar Block Course at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS). Each year EVDS brings emerging designers in the fields of digital fabrication, design and computation in architecture to Calgary to explore design research proposals and prototypes with a group of students. Over the course of 4-5 days students develop design responses to an agenda described and facilitated by the Taylor Lecturer, typically through a digitally informed process of making. The Seminar includes a public lecture and exhibit of the work of the lecturer and the students.
The Taylor Seminar was established in 2008 and is named for Dale Taylor one of the founding faculty members of EVDS. The course has been developed as a vehicle for exposing students to emerging modes of practice and supporting design research through collaboration. Associate Professor Jason Johnson has organized the course for the last 10 years.
Taylor Seminar Lecturers
2009 Marc Fornes
2010 Andrew Kudless
2011 Drura Parrish
2012 Nick Puckett
2013 Alvin Huang
2014 Joshua Vermillion
2015 Mariana Ibañez & Simon Kim
2017 Tom Verebes
2018 Dana Cupkova
Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary
Laboratory for Integrative Design, University of Calgary