Book Launch and Roundtable Event for Disruptive Technologies
16 June 2023, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
'The Convergence of New Paradigms in Architecture’ gives a new comprehensive overview of architectures’ most recent practical and theoretical developments. This book launch and round table event will address some of the hypotheses proposed by the aforementioned practitioners and theorists.
This event is free.
The Bartlett School of Architecture
6.02The Bartlett School of Architecture22 Gordon StreetLondonWC1H 0QBUnited Kingdom
9:30 - 9:40: Introductions with refreshments
9:40 - 10:30: Part One - Theo Spyropoulos, Roberto Bottazzi and Jeroen Van Ameijde, discussion led by Philippe Morel and Henriette Bier
10:30 - 11:30: Part Two - Andrew Witt, Yixiao Wang, Theodora Vardouli and Henriette Bier, discussion led by Philippe Morel and Roberto Bottazzi
11:30 - 12:30: Part Three - Sevgi Turkkan, Henry David Louth, Vishu Bhooshan, Philippe Morel discussion led by Philippe Morel and Henriette Bier
12:30 - 13:00: Part Four - Patrik Schumacher discussion led by Philippe Morel and Roberto Bottazzi
13:00 - 13:15: Conclusion with Philippe Morel and Henriette Bier
Through a series of highly speculative contributions by both leading and highly acclaimed practitioners and theorists, the book ‘Disruptive Technologies: The Convergence of New Paradigms in Architecture’ gives a new comprehensive overview of architectures’ most recent practical and theoretical developments. Based on short presentations, roundtable discussions and Q&A sessions with the audience, the round table event will address some of the hypotheses proposed by the aforementioned practitioners and theorists.
Questions will concern, among others topics, the future of architecture at the age of artificial intelligence, its meaning and relevance, but also the future of AI itself. How can architects influence the evolution of their own discipline by working not on applications only, but also on AI tools themselves.
In such a scenario, what should architects focus on? Which strategy could and should they develop? Is the future of architecture a future of discruptive technologies or a future of discruptive business models?
This presentation will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to purchase the book.
Henriette Bier, Theodora Vardouli, Patrik Schumacher, Yixiao Wang, Keith Evan Green, Jeroen van Ameijde, Roberto Bottazzi, Andrew Witt, Theodore Spyropoulos, Sevgi Türkkan, Vishu Bhooshan, Henry David Louth, Shajay Bhooshan, Philippe Morel
Philippe Morel is an architect, theorist and entrepreneur, co-founder of EZCT Architecture & Design Research (2000) and initiator and founding CEO of the largescale 3D-printing corporation XtreeE (2015), who currently teaches as an Associate Professor at UCL Bartlett. Before teaching at the Bartlett, he was a seminar and studio Professor at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and a history and theory seminar and AADRL tutor at the Architectural Association in London. In 2017, he co-edited the book Computational politics and architecture: From Digital Philosophy to the End of Work (Editions ENSAPM). In February 2007, he curated the exhibition Architecture Beyond Forms: The Computational Turn at the Maison de l’architecture et de la ville PACA in Marseille. Explicitly departing from Eisenman PhD’s dissertation from 1963 – The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture –, the exhibition addressed both historically and theoretically the current linguistic and computational turns in architectural design. Philippe Morel has published more than 30 essays, lectured in many universities around the world and presented his work in numerous exhibitions. His work and the one of his office are part of private and public collections, including FRAC Centre and Centre Pompidou permanent collections.
Henriette H. Bier, after graduating in architecture (1998) from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, has worked with Morphosis (1999-01) on internationally relevant projects in the US and Europe. She has taught computational design (2002-03) at universities in Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands and since 2004 she mainly teaches and researches at Technical University Delft (TUD) with focus on robotics in architecture. She initiated and coordinated (2005-06) the workshop and lecture series on Digital Design and Fabrication with invited guests from MIT and ETHZ and finalized (2008) her PhD on System-embedded Intelligence in Architecture. She coordinated EU-funded projects E-Archidoct and F2F Continuum (2007-10), led NL-funded projects Scalable Porosity and Adaptive Stiffness (2015-18), and ESA-funded project Rhizome (2021- 22). 2017-19, she has been appointed professor at Dessau Institute of Architecture and 2020 visiting researcher at PoliMi. Results of her research are published in books, journals and conference proceedings and she regularly lectures and leads workshops internationally.
Image: Collage executed by Anil Aydinoglu