Philip Yuan- Tongji University
Neil Leach- Tongji University / FIU / EGS
in conversation with Melissa Goldman- University of Virginia
DigitalFUTURES is a non-profit global platform for research and education addressing the role of the digital in architecture and design. The platform embraces all aspects of the digital, but has a particular focus on computational design and digitally controlled fabrication.
DigitalFUTURES organizes an annual series of activities consisting of workshops, lectures, conferences, publications and exhibitions. Instructors from some of the leading schools of architecture are invited to run workshops, and leading architects and scholars are invited to present papers at the conference. These activities are hosted over the summer months by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai. In 2017 an international PhD program was added. DigitalFUTURES also publishes a series of books related to its activities.
DigitalFUTURES was established by Philip F. Yuan and Neil Leach in 2011. Since then, it has grown steadily in popularity and size. For the 2020 edition, DigitalFUTURES became an online global event called DigitalFUTURES World, hosting over 80 workshops, and attracting over 10,000 applications.