Lecture date: 2007-01-25
‘The building becomes the installation. We have left behind the anthropocentric world view and have accepted space and people as equal players in the design game, so now we can start thinking of another approach towards architecture. We can build up a language of Swarm Architecture (SA) where people interact with people, books interact with tables, paper interacts with people: all are active players in a complex adaptive system called a car, a space, a home, a street, a city. The essence of SA is to inform its structures in real time. To facilitate this fundamental new world view we must consider buildings as running processes, continuously informing and being informed by other running processes. They are active nodes in a complex adaptive operational network.