Talk/Debate addressing the development of digital culture in design. It explores the impact of computer science and the profound influence of information discourses on design, with contributions from designers, architects, artists, theorists and others. Changes in design processes using technology have been deep-rooted and rapid. Understanding and shaping this transformation forms the operational basis of contemporary design. What can we learn from the past when it comes to rule-based design? What are informational aesthetics? What possibilities exist for digital manufacturing? Alongside the new digital manufacturing institutions that are burgeoning, will it be imperative to fuel once again the history and theory of design? Or do we let things lie for now? Black Box. Stories of the Future will contribute to building a critical view of the influence of computational technology on the discipline. Synergies that will seek to provide answers to the questions of the future.
Areti Markopoulou is an architect, educator and urban technologist working on the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. She is Director at IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona; co-editor of the Urban Next; and co-founder of StudioP52.
Fabio Gramazio is an architect with multi-disciplinary interests ranging from computational design and robotic fabrication to material innovation. In 2000, he founded the award-winning architecture practice Gramazio Kohler Architects together with his partner Matthias Kohler. Both partners are full professors at ETH Zürich, where they jointly lead Gramazio Kohler Research.
Georg Vrachliotis is director of the Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering at the KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; a member of the advisory board of the magazine Arch+; and co-editor/co-author, among many others, of the books Brazilian Intelligence. City, Theory and Technology. (Spector Books, 2019) or Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism (Menges, 2011). He co-curated the exhibitions Sleeping Beauty. Reinventing Frei Ottos Multihalle (2018); Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling (2016/17); Fritz Haller. Architect and Researcher (2014).
Mario Carpo is a professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London. He was the Head of the Study Centre at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal from 2002 to 2006, and professor at the Yale School of Architecture from 2010 to 2014 and in 2017. His research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His award-winning Architecture in the Age of Printing (MIT Press, 2001) has been translated into several languages.
5 PM Opening Isa Clara Neves, Jorge Figueira | curators 5:10 PM Georg Vrachliotis 6:00 PM Areti Markopoulou 6:50 PM Break 7:00 PM Gramazio Kohler 8:00 PM Dinner break 9:30 PM Mário Carpo 10:30 pM Debate Isa Clara Neves, Jorge Figueira, Georg Vrachliotis, Areti Markopoulou, Gramazio Kohler, Mário Carpo
[Graphic Design Joana Machado]
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04.12.2019, 17:00—23:00 Teatro Rivoli, Porto [free entry]
Bonjardim Street, 143