Algorithms & Actualisation

PhD Symposium 12 December 2014, AA Lecture Hall
A one-day international event organised by PhD in Architectural Design students Elif Erdine and Ali Farzaneh to explore the implications of computation in PhD design research at various scales. In recent decades, computation has had a profound effect in empowering designers to breach into other fields including various scientific domains, infusing innovative ideas into design. As a result, algorithmic design has developed towards an interdisciplinary domain that integrates different mathematical and biological algorithms into architectural cultures. Computational design has established itself as a fundamental aspect of critical design thinking, including the simulation of physical and mathematical phenomena as basis for information-based design approaches.
Speakers included Greig Paterson, Sina Mostafavi, Xavier De Kestelier, Kostas Grigoriadis, Sarat Babu, Mark Burry, Ali Farzaneh, Elif Erdine, John Frazer.