Art and Architecture


Mahsoo Salimi is a PhD student at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Technology. Before joining SIAT she was a research fellow at Terreform ONE, working under supervision of Dr. Mitchel Joachim and Maria Aiolova. During almost 6 month residency at Terreform ONE she was part of a collaborative team for BioWall exhibition series: Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition 2014, Biodesign exhibition (NAI) in Rotterdam and OCAD gallery University of Toronto. During Sping 2013 she was a Visiting Scholar and Research Assistant at professor Nikolaus Correll Lab at the Department of Computer Science in the University of Colorado (with focus on swarm robotics and smart materials). She has received her Master of Architecture from University of Colorado, where she has started the research on Biomimetic as inspiration for architectural design. Research Interests are: Interactive Art/Architecture, Bio Art/architecture, Smart Materials and Synthetic Biology, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Biomimetic and study of macro/micro/nano-scale components of natural organisms.