The Engineering Club is participating in the Friday Late activities at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of their Engineering Season. Our activities will include a 3D printing installation looking at the circular economy, and tours of the museum seen from the perspective of an engineer in the company of Tim MacFarlane of GLaSS and Tim Lucas of Price and Myers, amongst others, who will each be doing 2 guided tours of the building and collections. Tim MacFarlane will concentrate on various glass structures they have worked on – roofs, stairs, cabinets and even an Onyx screen. Tim Lucas will be looking at some of the fabrication techniques involved in sculpture, comparing some of his own work with the historical examples in the collection.
Lottie McCarthy and Richard Boyd of Arup have assembled an exhibition and activities around the theme of "Engineering the Circular Economy”. This includes recycling plastic drink cups into 3D printed objects on the night. Ciaran Malik of EngineersHRW will challenge the building skills of visitors to see how grand a structure can be made from pieces of A4 paper. Webb Yates Engineers will be doing an installation of their post tensioned stone arch and a related talk during the evening.
Those who come along can also visit the exhibition Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design - there is an entrance charge for this - and Mind Over Matter: Contemporary British Engineering which features projects involving Engineering Club members Jane Wernick Associates, AtelierTen, AKTII and Expedition. Engineer in Residence Julian Melchiorri will also be in residence that day so you can drop in to see some of his ground-breaking bio-engineering research. All this, and the Elytra Pavilion too: the robot should be doing its robot thing. Further details here: hope to see you there!
Glass Sculptures by Shirazeh Houshiary