Discrete: Reappraising the Digital in Architecture – Symposium and Launch
2:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 26 April 2019
A symposium and launch for the latest edition of the Architectural Design journal, Discrete: Reappraising the Digital in Architecture, guest edited by Gilles Retsin
This event is free.
The Bartlett School of Architecture02031087337
G.1222 Gordon StreetLondonWC1H 0QBUnited Kingdom
Join us for a symposium and launch exploring and celebrating the themes discussed in the new edition of Architectural Design (AD) Discrete: Reappraising the Digital in Architecture, guest-edited by Gilles Retsin, Bartlett Tutor and Architectural Design MArch Programme Director.
Discrete: Reappraising the Digital in Architecture
After two decades of experimentation with the digital, the prevalent paradigm of formal continuity is being revised and questioned by an emerging generation of architects and theorists. While the world struggles with a global housing crisis and the impact of accelerated automation on labour, digital designers’ narrow focus on style and differentiation seems increasingly out of touch.
Discrete: Reappraising the Digital in Architecture charts an emerging body of work that is based on a computational understanding of the discrete part or building block. It proposes that a new, digital understanding of assembly based on parts contains the greatest promise for a complex, open-ended, adaptable architecture.
Architectural Design (AD)
Architectural Design (AD) is a UK-based architectural journal first launched in 1930 as Architectural Design and Construction. The journal is currently published by John Wiley & Sons, and has been edited by Helen Castle since 2001.
- Bartlett contributors
- Guest contributors
- Jose Sanchez (Plethora Project)
- Philippe Morel (ENSA, Paris-Malaquais)
- Viola Ago (Harvard University)
- Casey Rehm (Sci-Arc and studio kinch)
- Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou (Technische Universitat, Vienna)
- Maria Yablonina (University of Stuttgart)
- Immanuel Koh (EPFL)
- Manja Van de Worp (Royal College of Art)
- Ryan Manning (QuirkD33)
- Lei Zheng (Zaha Hadid Architects)
- Symposium (14:00 – 1800)
14:00 – Introduction
By Gilles Retsin
14:15 – Panel 1
Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, Maria Yablonina, Manja Van de Worp, Manuel Jimenez Garcia, Ryan Manning
15:30 – Discussion
A round-table discussion following the presentations of Panel
16:15 – Panel 2
Viola Ago, Rasa Navasaityte, Immanuel Koh, Casey Rehm, Lei Zheng
17:30 – Discussion
A round-table discussion following the presentations of Panel 2
- Book launch (18:30 – 20:30)
18:30 – Presentations
(Introductions by Helen Castle and Gilles Retsin)
- Jose Sanchez
- Daniel Koehler
- Mollie Claypool
- Philippe Morel
- Mario Carpo
19:30 – Discussion
A round-table discussion with contributors and questions from the audience
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Image: Diamonds House Belgium 2016, by Gilles Retsin