Lecture date: 2011-10-06
X-CHANGE is the inaugural meeting of the Independents’ Group, an international research platform for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration among five of the world’s leading independent architecture schools, advanced manufacturing partners and technical, cultural and media organisations.The IG programme will undertake advanced project-based research into novel uses of computation in the design and production of architecture, and disseminate its collective work to a wide audience through annual conferences, exhibitions of prototype structures and publications.
The one-day event will address current divisions between academia and practice; between design culture and industry; and within sectors of the building industry. Presentations from academic and industrial pioneers will examine how developments in communications and manufacturing technologies offer new academic and professional opportunities for overcoming these divisions.
The conference will be composed of three sessions of presentations followed by a roundtable discussion among the delegates and audience.