The Ministers _ Sputnik


Date: 2015

Client: Beakerhead

Primary Investigator(s): Jason S. Johnson

Collaborators: Simon Kim, Mariana Ibanez

Project Budget: Withheld

Research Assistants/ Project Team (Role): Christina James (Project Manager), Matthew Parker (Parametric Modeling Lead), Logan Armstrong

Funding Agencies: SSHRC, Canadian Heritage Foundation

Publications: n/a







Project Description: Part of an installation at Beakerhead 2015 called The Ministers, Sputnik is an investigation of thin shell structures produced by conic geometries. This project was designed in collaboration with Mariana Ibanez and Simon Kim of IK Studio. The design team focused on iteratively prototyping this project across materials and techniques. The final object was produced in thin shell aluminum from flat sheet material.