Description:CAADFutures was established in the mid 80s with an agenda to spread research in design computing. However, with computational tools becoming the norm in design, this agenda doesn't hold very well today, and what appears to be missing is a critical view of the heritage of the computational past, beyond the reductive linear genealogy that is often taught in universities. In parallel to Frampton's "critical regionalism" concerned with the locative interpretations of architectural modernism, with 'digital regionalism' the aim is to consider the different understandings, practices and futures of computation as they were interpreted within different social, political and geographic contexts of the past.
Description:The intention of the panel is create a discourse around topics that are not really exposed when talking about computational design. The discussion will
revolve around questions such as:
What is the reality of computational design practices?
How integrated are computational design teams within the ecology of a studio?
How different (or similar) are computational design practices within a corporate environment in comparison with smaller studios?
Deep learning, the built environment & human wellbeing
Description:How can we use deep learning to quantify beauty, to understand how we perceive our cities, how they affect us? This panel will discuss the relationship between machine learning and the built environment from a perspective focused on human subjectivities and social wellbeing.
Description:The varied nature of computational tools and methods and their deeper implementation in architectural practice has augmented the architectural discourse, the ways in which we design, think, represent, sense and embed meaning.
This panel will discuss innovative computational tools and emerging fields of computational research in architecture in relation to the creative, socially meaningful responses to design problems that they enable.
Description: This panel will disucss the teaching and research work stemming out of the Chair for Digital Architectonics at ETH Zurich and the
department for architecture theory and philosophy of technics at TU Vienna.
Below some of the main questions and keywords that this panel discussion will revolve around:
How to forget the computer when talking about digital architecture ?
Claiming architectonic questions again, in computations again?
What to do when one can do anything?
Generic technology - 'computers are not machines'
Digital literacy & Mastership
Abstraction & Architectonics
Abundance & Copiousness