Beta-field wins Graham Foundation Grant

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts awarded Zaneta Hong + Michael Leighton Beaman a Graham Grant towards the Landformation Catalogue.

The Landformation Catalogue focused on revealing the generative methods of landform design and construction. Three parameters - operations, materials and technologies - provide the basis for this research. With the goal to communicate the formative relationships between these three defining parameters across scales and geographies, the Landformation Catalogue establishes a morphologic index of forms and taxonometric organization of effects. By combining computational-based simulations, digitally-fabricated artifacts, and graphic illustrations, the Landformation Catalogue provides an alternative categorical structure and analytical framework for exploring the inception and evolutionary development of constructed landforms.

The work from the Landformation Catalogue will be exhibited at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.