Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption examines technology’s impact on the field of architecture beyond building-centric technology and evidence-based design. Specifically, how advancements are changing ways in which we perceive value, with human efficiency and well-being taking precedence over resource performance. How might architects more effectively measure and act upon both quantitative and qualitative data with greater consideration for the effects on human performance? How might we respond to the increasing urgency within architectural education to adapt to meet industry demands?
The symposium seeks to evaluate the current role and potential of technology, while interrogating the strategies by which it is being taught, in order to arrive at relevant modes of practice that are in tune with the disruptions that are now emerging.
David Benjamin, Columbia GSAPP, and The Living (M.Arch ’05) Lise Anne Couture, Columbia GSAPP and Asymptote Architecture Anna Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jens Dyvik, DyvikDesign Billie Faircloth, Harvard GSD and KieranTimberlake Nick Gelpi, Florida International University and Gelpi Projects (MSAAD ’03) Ben Gilmartin, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Michael Ulrich Hensel, Oslo School of Architecture and Design Mimi Hoang, Columbia GSAPP and nARCHITECTS Kasper Guldager Jensen, GXN Vincent Loubière, Airbus ProtoSpace Scott Marble, Georgia Tech and Marble Fairbanks (M.Arch ’86) Forrest Meggers, Princeton University Kiel Moe, Harvard GSD Silvia Prandelli, Columbia GSAPP and Werner Sobek Ingeborg Rocker, 3DEXPERIENCity, Dassault Systèmes Jenny Sabin, Cornell University Hilary Sample, Columbia GSAPP and MOS Architects Craig Schwitter, Columbia GSAPP and BuroHappold Engineering Kevin Slavin, MIT Media Lab and Everybody at Once Meejin Yoon, MIT and Höweler + Yoon