Greg Lynn – Conversation about Digital Archaeology

Lecture date: 2013-10-10

With Theo Spyropoulos

Greg Lynn has been assisting the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) with the founding of a digital archive and a digital collection of architectural projects.  Associated with this effort are three exhibitions encompassing 25 projects that were impacted by digital technology and conceived during a twenty year period beginning in the early 1980s. 

The first exhibition: Archaeology of the Digital included the Biozentrum Competition by Peter Eisenman, Expanding Sphere and Iris Dome by Chuck Hoberman, Odawara & Toyama Gymnasia by Shoei Yoh and the Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry.  These projects with especial regard to their role in changing architectural design through the engagement with digital technologies, as well as the current exhibition and catalogue, future projects and the CCA’s archival project will be discussed in a more conversational than formal lecture setting.

Greg Lynn was born in 1964.  He graduated from Miami University of Ohio with Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Philosophy degrees and from Princeton University with a Master of Architecture degree.  He won a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, received the American Academy of Arts & Letters Architecture Award and was awarded a fellowship from United States Artists.  He is an o. Univ. Prof. Arch. At the angewande Wien and UCLA where he just established an off campus facility for year-long R&D with industry partners with a special focus on large scale moving structures.  He is the author of eight books.


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