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Digital Architecture London

17 September 2009


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  • Digital Architecture London
  • UCL is curating 'Digital Architecture London' a conference to celebrate London as a centre of design and innovation on 21 September 2009.

    Organised by Ruairi Glynn (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture), the event will present a selection of London's leading architects, artists, designers and engineers and examine how London is shaping the digital future of the built environment.

    The conference will also introduce the latest developments in digital design practice to explore new spaces, social interactions, design and fabrication processes, and speculate on architecture's post-digital futures.

    Ruari Glynn, organiser and curator said: "From both an academic and practice perspective, London is a global leader in developing new ways of understanding and designing the built environment. Digital Architecture London is about bringing these people together to see where we go next."

    UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture is well represented at the event and includes the following speakers:

    • Dr Rachel Armstrong
    • Dr Marcos Cruz
    • Marjan Coletti
    • Professor Stephen Gage
    • Ruairi Glynn
    • Professor Alan Penn
    • Bob Sheil
    • Professor Neil Spiller

    The event will also have an international line-up of architects and designers including Patrik Schumacher, Director and Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects; Tony Dunne, Professor and Head of the Design Interactions Department at the Royal College of Art; and Usman Haque, Director of Haque Design and recent recipient of the 2009 World Technology Award (Art), Design Museum, 2008 (Interactive) Design of the Year Award and Wellcome Trust Sciart Award. 

    The conference is taking place at The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT. To find out more or to book your place, follow the links above.

    Image: Detail of 55/02 by sixteen*(makers), Kielder Forest, Northumbria


    UCL context

    British architectural education began at UCL in 1841, and since then the Bartlett School of Architecture has always been at the forefront of the international architectural debate. This is a reputation strengthened by the most recent period of its history, during which a cohort of highly innovative teachers, designers, researchers and students have created a new wave of different architectures.

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