Robert B. Trempe Jr.

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Robert B. Trempe Jr.

Bob Trempe’s research, creative work, and teaching focuses on the testing of emergent methods in computational design process, specifically the new means by which we graphically investigate, represent, and output constructions, and how these assemblies are influenced and inspired by new toolsets.

Thought of as the study of computational process itself, these works test techniques in how we articulate concepts, the beauty (celebration) found in the visualization of information, and how resultant emergent information can serve as instruction towards design production at any scale. Of continual focus is the imprint or “maker’s mark” of the tools employed in production.

Graphic and constructed works are (typically) articulated through the deployment of repetitious systems, capitalizing on time-based qualities to notate, visualize, and analyze changes-in-state. Fields are exploited for their latent ability to display conditional change. Time always plays a critical role in these explorations of natural, man-made, and seemingly intangible phenomena as time is the living, breathing dimension of design.

Toolsets and experimental methodologies of practice are employed in these works based on the relationships of tool and task. Written outputs often demonstrate process-driven pedagogies and means of construction, displaying approaches to learning tooling characteristics and their connections to process. Graphical and physical constructions, articulated via vector-based narrations, composite imagery, and planar fabrication, are often planned divergences of larger inquiries, testing specificity in concept and sometimes simply celebrating curiosity.

All of the works presented are em(de)ployed as part of a continual curiosity and experimentation of process in design pipeline.