CONFERENCE: CAVA presents Spatio-temporal Tales: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices

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Annmarie Brennan

The symposium, Spatio-temporal tales: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices at the Centre of Architecture and Visual Arts (CAVA) at the University of Liverpool is a platform guided by a shared passion for the pedagogy of digital media that can function as means of spatial storytelling about the past, future and realities of the fictive and real architectural and urban spaces; this includes digital practices such as film, animation, video game, VR and AR.

This symposium seeks to concentrate exclusively on the notion of ‘pedagogy’ which is rarely addressed as the primary concept within the field. It is hoped that the tight focus on pedagogy and charting the education of digital narrative practices will suggest new directions for research in this area, considering both historical and recent advancements. This forum asks: What are the pedagogies, teaching methods, theories and approaches in the context of digital narrative practices? How cant he discipline of architecture inform its own pedagogies, languages and systems for digital narrative practices? How can the emergence of digital narrative practices change architectural education and its structure? What are the pedagogies of digital narrative practices, both now and historically? How can the discipline of architecture and its educational structure assimilate into the screen/virtual oriented culture of the Twenty-first century?

Spatio-temporal Tales: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices aims to demonstrate that these questions and themes are not only relevant from a research perspective, but are posed to address an urgent need within the domain of architectural education and its priorities.

Organiser & Host
CAVA | Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts


DAY 1 - Friday 28th October (7:00pm AEST Start Time)

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome: Richard Koeck (10 min)

Introduction: Hamid Khalili & AnnMarie Brennan (20 min)

09:30 – 11:00 Session I. Moving Images (90 min)Chair: Hamid Khalili

  • The Story of Cinematic Architecture at Queen’s: Design Pedagogies of Digital Narrative Practices l Gul Kacmaz Erk
  • Traces under the Surface l Zhuozhang Li & Ziwen Sun
  • Puzzling: The puzzle film as architectural program l Sean Pickersgill
  • Space Tripping (a cinematic pedagogy for architecture) l Toby Reed

11:15 – 12:30 Session II. Virtual/Digital Narratives (75 min)Chair: Richard Koeck

  • Gleaning and Maintaining digital narratives of urban places in Melbourne l Hannah Lewi & Sophie Adsett
  • Consumed by Building: OnSite as an ergodic learning tool for Architecture l Andrew Lymn-Penning
  • Meta Immersive Practices l Patrick Macasaet
  • Garden and Landscape Design and Virtual Entertainment Media: Histories of Animation, Immersion, and Illusion l Miriam Engler
  • Q&A Session 2

12:45 – 14:00 Keynotes: Maureen Thomas, François Penz (50 min)

01:15-01:30 Q&A

DAY 2 - Saturday 28th October (7:00pm AEST Start Time)

9:00 – 10:15 Session III. Representation, Thoughts and Histories (75 min) Chair: AnnMarie Brennan

  • Digital sketching – Unlocking narrative dimensions and pedagogic possibilities l Ralph Saull
  • Carto(graphies) of Disquiet | A Geometric Dis/assemble and Re-assemble of Mental Space l Bea Marti
  • Q&A Session 3

10:15 – 10:30 BREAK (15 min)

10:30 – 11:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A (55 min)


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Zoom Link Day 2