Christopher Daniel, Gareth Owen Lloyd, Dulmini Perera, Sally Sutherland, Ben Sweeting, James Tooze, Jeffrey P. Turko, and Josina Vink
Reimagining the intentionality of what architecture is and what/whom it is for
For approximately two decades, the discipline of architecture has been undergoing a “Cambrian explosion” (Kipnis, 2015) of outcomes, influenced by methods, tools, and techniques driven by exponential growth in digital technologies. Latent in these developments are potential transformations of the role the discipline plays in the built environment: expanding design considerations to include possible future scenarios for the life of architecture; decentering the primacy of human purpose and agency in the built environment, and utilising the complex dynamics of systemic relations to reshape spatial environments and humans’ roles in them.
What opportunities, and troubles, lie within these possibilities?
Now that the architecture discipline seems to be arriving at a period of digital sobriety in its modes of practice and generative methods, critical perspectives are needed. In what ways might architects begin to settle into a broader territory of operativity and awareness, and what would this mean for the discipline and its practices? Can this intense period of augmenting design processes and their outcomes also afford ways of reimagining the intentionality of what architecture is and what/whom it is for?
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Reimagining the intentionality of architecture
New Old Architectures: Interdisciplinary spatial practice
RSD11 Keynote: Fran Edgerley and Sofia Deria, “How might we expand the scope of architecture to reorient around different priorities, enact different systems and make space for different forms of living together?”
Seeing RSD11’s Seven Foci Relationally
RSD11 Keynote. Dr Tony Fry is a Tasmanian-based award-winning designer, cultural theorist, educator and writer. For this talk, his context: seeing the event’s seven foci relationally.
Cultural Environments with More-than-Human Perspectives
Panellists: Shany Barath, Susannah Dickinson, Liss C. Werner. Panel Lead: Marie Davidová.
Unravelling Safety Through Place, People and Things
Online. Swagata Naidu and Sucharita Beniwal
Architectural Roots of Ecological Crisis -52
Designing in the Context of Time: On Annetta Pedretti, practicing cybernetics and futuring -41
Exploring Synergies in Different Spatial Design Disciplines: A multi-scale approach to adaptive cycles in public-private interfaces -63
Feral Systemic Design: (re)wilding methods and methodology for systemic architectural design -66
GINGAmapping: Conversational strategies in technical advisory meta-learning for socio-spatial groups -155
Mateus van Stralen, Marcus Vinicius A.F.R. Bernardo, Isabel Amália Medero, and Amélia Panet de Barros
Opening Possibility: Activating simultaneous multiple temporalities in the architecture drawing -27
POL– AI: Leveraging urban ecosystem -15
Marie Davidová, Leonie K. Fischer, and Martha Teye
Practicing Architecture In The Distinction -130
Syntegrity for Designing Designing -152
Jose dos Santos Cabral Filho and Ana Paula Baltazar
What to Make of the Appropriation of Autopoiesis in Architecture? -169
Guillermo Sánchez Sotés, Christiane M. Herr, and Thomas Fischer
Mirror in the Bathroom -192