NEWS

February 28, 2017
Joe Dahmen presents at Tech Vancouver

February 22, 2017
Teardown Index covered by CBCGlobe and Mail, and Vancouver Sun

February 21, 2017

Teardown Index released, a collaboration with Jens von Bergmann that investigates the cycle of  teardowns and reconstruction of single family homes in Vancouver. Press Release.

January 22, 2017
Joe Dahmen presents at Ideas Forum organized by Toronto Society of Architects at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

January 18, 2017
AJFD's mushroom furniture Mycobench will be a part of Living Well exhibition at Toronto Offsite Design Festival. Exhibition dates: January 16-March 1. Opening: January 22, 2017 3-5pm at Craft Ontario

January 18, 2017
Joe Dahmen presents on Soft Architecture at Sam Sullivan's Public Salon at the Vancouver Playhouse

November 30, 2016
Joe Dahmen lectures at Peter Wall Institute

August 19, 2016
Joe Dahmen will join Kaitlyn Gillis, Nicholas Waissbluth, and Caitlin Jones  on the panel at Turncoats #2: Green Wash organized by Kees Lokman and Tony Osborn

When:   Thursday, 1 September 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Where:  DUDC (Dutch Urban Design & Development Vancouver)
             1445 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2T3

"...Sustainability rhetoric is unsustainable. From expensive curtain-wall glass assemblies to checklist driven design solutions, green building is not only unaffordable; the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts. Let’s shred our green shroud and design first and foremost for people, not planet..."

August 14, 2016
AFJD will hold a mushroom moulding workshop from 3:00-5:00pm at at Western Washington University's Western Gallery at as part of Primary Research Lab: Minimalist Labs and Field Research. 

June 26, 2016
AFJD mushroom furniture installation opens at Western Gallery at Western Washington University as part of Primary Research Lab: Minimalist Labs and Field Research. Please join us for the opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The installation, curated by Lee Plested, will be up until August 31, 2016. 

May 17, 2016
Joe Dahmen and Amber Frid-Jimenez lecture on Biophysical Architecture at Western Washington University

April 25, 2016
CTV features They Grow Without Us, AFJD's mushroom seating at UBC

April 12, 2016
AFJD installs They Grow Without Us, functional public seating grown from mushrooms at the UBC Bookstore, Lee Square. Please join us for the opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The installation will be up until July 1st, 2016. The project is part of the UBC Centennial Celebration.

August 16 2015
AFJD installs Mycelium Mockup at Museum of Vancouver in CATALYZE exhibition organized by Artistic Directors Kate Armstrong Malcolm Levy ISEA2015, the annual conference of the International Society of Electronic Arts

August 5, 2015
BC Hydroelectric Authority to fund Studio for Form and Energy at UBC founded by JD to investigate the intersections of energy and architecture

 

June 1, 2015
J.Dahmen presents at annual NSF SBIR conference in Atlanta, GA.

 

May 27, 2015
J.Dahmen participates in Sustainability Think Tank at State University of NY, New Paltz. 

 

May 25, 2015
JD gives keynote lecture in Oaxaca, Mexico, at First International Congress of Culture, Heritage, and Sustainability hosted by the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez. 

 

May 5, 2015
Watershed Materials, co-founded by J.Dahmen, featured on the website of the National Science Foundation's SBIR program. The NSF funded Watershed Materials' research, both for a geopolymer replacement to Portland cement used in concrete masonry and for a new machine platform to produce low (or zero) cement masonry.

 

April 9,2015
J.Dahmen invited to undergraduate reviews at Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture and Planning

 

April 16, 2015
J.Dahmen invited to thesis reviews at University of Toronto Master of Landscape Architecture.

 

March 20, 2015
J.Dahmen presents at ACSA annual conference in Toronto.

 

April 20, 2015
AFJD and MSA invited to show Pop Rocks in Micro-Trasformazioni 2.0 in Brescia, Italy a collateral event of the Triennale of Milan curated by Paolo Mestriner, focused on inbnovative practices defined by low-cost and high-results urban interventions.

 

Feb 5, 2015
J.Dahmen invited to participate in symposium at Beit al Hikma on earthen architecture in Tunis, Tunisia.

 

Feb 10, 2015
J.Dahmen presents at international conference on rammed earth at the University of Western Australia. 

 

Sept 30, 2014
Watershed Materials LLC receives $740,000 Phase II Small Business Innovative Research in funding from the National Science Foundation for its development of next generation sustainable masonry materials. More

 

July 5, 2014
AFJD commissioned by SEEDS and Campus and Community Planning to University of British Columbia to develop an architectural installation using advanced mushroom biocomposites masonry for campus.

 

June 26, 2014
J.Dahmen presents on the future of masonry at SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research) with Brent Constantz, the founder of Blue Planet. 

 

April 1, 2014
Watershed Materials LLC receives a prestigious Architizer A+ award in the category of new materials.

 

August 15, 2012
Pop Rocks, an architectural installation commissioned by the City of Vancouver transformed a block of Robson Street in downtown Vancouver from August 15 until October 1, 2012. Pop Rocks is a radically experimental temporary design that borrows post-industrial waste on its way to be recycled.

 

August 15 to September 3, 2013
AFJD Pop Rocks opens in Vancouver August 15 through Sept 3 *Latent Stare* group exhibition curated by David Bennewith, July 8 through Sept 30.

 

June 30, 2013
J.Dahmen Sustainability at a Distance: lessons learned from the developing world presentation at Sustainable Futures: Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South, in Kampala, Uganda.

 

June 22, 2013
J.Dahmen Architecture beyond borders: provisional lessons learned from the developing world presentation at ACSA Barcelona.

 

March 15, 2013
J.Dahmen Appointed Peter Wall Institute Early Career Scholar, April 15. AFJ Data Is Political: Art, Design & the Politics of Information conference at KHiB (National Arts Academy) in Bergen, Norway. 

J.Dahmen Form & Energy lecture series established at UBC, ongoing.

J.Dahmen Watershed Block awarded first contract for earth masonry units in Napa, California.

 

March 18, 2013
J.Dahmen Low Quality High Volume: Research Operations in Earth Economy lecture at Museum of Vancouver.

 

February 25 to March 15, 2013
J.Dahmen SALA Works exhibition at OR Gallery, Vancouver.