Design team to present free lecture and workshop

The Alaska Design Forum will host a lecture and workshop led by Boston-based design duo Nervous System on Wednesday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Nervous System is a generative design studio that creates jewelry, art, lighting, housewares and other designs based on patterns inspired by natural phenomena and mathematics. The team translates these patterns to art using original computer programs and digital fabrication processes.


On Wednesday they will present a one-hour talk about their work, followed by a two-hour workshop during which they will demonstrate and discuss their printing process and designs.

Nervous System was founded in 2007 by Creative Director Jessica Rosenkrantz and Chief Science Officer Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. Together they lead a team of seven. Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in architecture and biology. She also studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Louis-Rosenberg also attended MIT, majoring in mathematics. He previously worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies in building modeling and design automation.

Their studio is located in Somerville, Mass.

The talk and workshop will run from 6-9 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

The Alaska Design Forum was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization of architects, artists and designers formed to broaden the range of discussion of the design of the built environment. The group organizes lectures and other programs on architecture, art and design in Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage.

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