Parametric Approaches III: Digital Crafting – http://cita.karch.dk
Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole/ Auditorium 2 (indgang J)
Philip de Langes Allé 10 , 1435 Copenhagen K
D. 13.03.2009 / gratis
An international symposium on the development of digital architecture for students and professionals. Organised by Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
Contemporary building practice is increasingly computer controlled allowing for a new production more efficient techniques but also of increasing complexity and variance. This symposium invites researchers and practitioners to discuss how computational systems in the design and manufacture of architecture introduce a new nearness to craft, material and making in architecture. The symposium asks: how can we use these technologies to develop a new adaptable architecture production, how do they affect the way we think about material specification and how do they challenge design?
CITA presents an afternoon of speakers from the fields of architecture, computation, engineering and craft discussing individual approaches to digital design, craft and material showcasing work-in-progress research studies and built projects.
Everybody is welcome
13.00 Intro and framing of Digital Crafting as research topic – Mette Ramsgard Thomsen
13.25 Roland Snooks (kokkugia.com – New York / London)
14.10 Harald Kloft (Office for Structural Design – Frankfurt)
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Michael Silver (Cornell University, New York)
16.15 Christoph Schindler (www.schindlersalmeron.com / founder of Design to Production)
17.45 End of Seminar
The Centre for IT and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture exploring the emergent intersections between architecture and digital technologies. Identifying core research questions into how space and technology can be probed, CITA seeks to investigate how the current forming of a digital culture impacts on architectural thinking and practice. CITA examines how architecture is influenced by new digital design and production tools as well as the digital practices that are informing our societies culturally, socially and technologically. CITA is a cross disciplinary research environments consolidating new collaborations with partners from the fields of computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, robotics, artificial intelligence as well as the practice based fields of furniture design, fashion and textiles, industrial design, film, dance and interactive arts.
CITA / Centre for Information Technology and Architecture
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Inst. 4 Design & Kommunikation