Designed for Humans
From Álvaro Siza's Modernism into the Digital Future
Sunday, 8 September 2019, 2 pm
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019, 2 pm
Place: China International Furniture Fair, CIFF 2019, National Exhibition and Convention Center, A30, Hall 3.1, Shanghai, China
Liu Xiaomin, General Manager of China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp.
Che Jianxin, Founder and Chairman of Red Star Macalline Group Corporation Ltd.
Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
Cao Jiaming, Vice President of Architectural Society of China (ASC)
Zhang Li, Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Henrique Siza, Architect, Porto
Álvaro Siza, Architect, Porto
António Choupina, Architect, Curator, Founder CH.A, Porto
Sou Fujimoto, Architect, Founder, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo
Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and Dean at the Architecture School, IE University, Madrid
Anouk Legendre, Co-Founder, XTU architects and Paradise, Paris
Philip F. Yuan, Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University, Shanghai
Mario Carpo, Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural Theory and History, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Professor of Digital Technologies, Centre Leader CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Our times of digital change and the demand for mass production and prefabrication open up new opportunities in design, material development and manufacturing. The forum aims to introduce these historical and methodological proceedings and academic strategies into the daily work routine of architects, designers, producers, developers and users.
Current developments worldwide, and in China especially, related to producing basic commodities and items of daily use, lead to new policies for an increased use of prefabrication in architecture, industrial and urban design. The forum will further examine how interdisciplinary design and fabrication processes can hold a key for a new type of digital craftsmanship to trigger innovations in design.
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