Rachel Armstrong

Applied scientist, innovator

What we have to learn from nature is to understand it’s technology

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University. She is also a 2010 Senior TED Fellow and pioneer of Black Sky Thinking, which is establishing an alternative approach to sustainability. It entails a  close reading of computational properties of the natural world to develop a 21st century production platform for the built environment, which she calls ‘living’ architecture.

TED Talk by Rachel Armstrong.