The ACADIA 2010 conference focused on the changing nature of information and its impact on architectural education, research and practice. With the ever-increasing integration of information technologies in the design laboratory, the discipline of architecture has changed profoundly in recent years. The emerging fields of digital fabrication, generative and evolutionary modeling among others, are now at the core of investigations in a growing community of digital design practitioners and researchers.
ACADIA 2010 explored the ways designers, architects, engineers and scientists collect, analyze and assemble information through computational systems that redefine the notions of design performance and optimization, evolutionary and responsive models. These notions are today inherently related to the possibilities and limitations offered by our increasing computational capabilities, and the way information shapes relations between the human, the environment, and the machine.
ACADIA 2010 gathered leading practitioners, theorists, and researchers who examined the relation that architecture has with technology and information, and how the latter propels today’s most innovative design experimentations and research. The conference centered on a series of peer-reviewed paper sessions and a groundbreaking exhibition including peer-reviewed projects at Pratt Institute School of Architecture.
CONFERENCE CHAIRS: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher, Shai Yeshayahu.
EXHIBITION CHAIRS: Chandler Ahrens, Axel Schmitzberger, Michael Wen-Sen Su.