Rethinking Architecture’s Agenda for the 21st Century: Launch of AD Parametricism 2.0 – Part 1

Lecture date: 2016-04-29

Architecture, urbanism and all design disciplines are challenged by the diversity, complexity and dynamism of contemporary urban life processes within post-fordist network society. Parametricism is architecture/design’s most compelling answer to these challenges. Parametricism takes full advantage of the computational revolution that drives contemporary civilization and is congenial to advances in engineering based on computational optimization techniques. However, parametricism has to shift its discursive emphasis from technical to social functionality and explicitly demonstrate how its methodology and repertoire are geared up to address the requirements of contemporary social dynamics and institutions.


Brett Steele – Welcome

Patrik Schumacher – Introduction to Parametricism 2.0

Mario Carpo – History of Parametricism

Robert Stuart Smith – Behavioural Production: A Swarm Constructed Architecture

Theodore Spyropoulos – Behavioural Complexity: Constructing Frameworks as Human Machine Ecologies

Shajay Bhooshan – CODE: Upgrading Computational Design

Ross Lovegrove – Super-natural: Parametricism in Product Design

Enriqueta Llabres & Eduardo Rico – Parametric-Relational Urbanism

Round table host Helen Castle – Rethinking Architecture’s Agenda for the 21st Century


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