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rese arch MEETUP Paris 2016

After the success of a pilot “Meetup” of practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture in December 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Rese Arch organized the spring 2016 edition in Paris, France.

The topic was “DESIGN by DATA”. Lectures elaborating on the idea of a design ruled by input parameters, big data, statistics, numerical simulations and its impact on the essence of architecture as a cultural discipline took place during the one-day conference. The goal was to bring together theorists, practitioners and evangelists in the given field.

Experts in digital manufacturing and related contemporary thinkers and philosophers were there together with Efilena Baseta, who talked about “Data Informed Structures” with use of shape shifting materials and digital simulations.

The event took a form of a mid-size informal gathering of peer designers and researchers. Each of the speakers holds a 30 minutes long lecture followed by 10 minutes Q&A session. The purpose is to update the peers of each-other’s personal projects, agendas and research. It is also a great opportunity to eventually meet in person and arrange future collaborations in a professional, yet friendly and relaxed environment.

The event was organized by Ján Pernecký of rese arch – an independent platform supporting research, education and critical thinking in architecture in Europe and worldwide – in collaboration with Francesco Cingolani of Volumes Coworking.

Lecturers: Efilena Baseta, Daniel Bolojan, Phil Ayres, Francesco Cingolani, Klaas De Rycke, Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi, Justyna Swat, Jan Pernecky

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