Place and Parametricism Project Symposium 2020
Can place be adequately encompassed by the quantitative methods of digital and parametric design? Though what methods can collective research, where the design studio is the founding mode of enquiry, aid in clarifying the nature of place and of parametricism, as well as enabling a rethinking of what design itself might be?
Place and Parametricism: Provocations for the Rethinking of Design Symposium 2020 brings a diverse group of thinkers and creators together into a working dialogue to discuss these questions.
The project, incubated through a series of design studio provocations based in the fictional places of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy, further expanded into experiments in place-based situations including historical and contemporary architectures, interiors, and landscapes. From this experimental approach into various environments real and imagined, everyday and extraordinary, arise manifestationts informed by Peake's worlds and an interpretation of the narratives contained within them.
Commencing Tuesday August 11 2020, the Place and Parametricism Symposium features a comprehensive online program (brochure here) available via open streaming on Youtube (see links below). Featured speakers in the program include:
- Professor Adrian Carter, Bond University
- Professor Alberto Perez Gomez, McGill University
- Dr Amy Hahs, University of Melbourne
- Professor Ed Hollis, University of Edinburgh
- Dr Elizabeth Farrelly, Writer and Critic
- Adjunct Professor Freya Mathews, LaTrobe University
- Professor Gini Lee, University of Melbourne
- Dr Imogen Lesser Woods, University of Kent
- Professor Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania
- Professor Mark Burry, Swinburne University of Technology
- Professor Mark Taylor, Swinburne University of Technology
- Megan Baynes, Architect
- Neil Spiller, Editor of AD
- Professor Nicholas Ray, Architect
- Professor Paramita Atmodiwirjo, Universitas Indonesia
- Professor Phillip Beesley, University of Waterloo
- Professor Ross Gibson, University of Canberra
- Dr Sally Stone, Reader, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Dr Stanislav Roudavski, University of Melbourne
- Associate Professor Suzie Attiwill, RMIT University
- Associate Professor Wendy Steele, RMIT University
- Professor Yandi Andri Yatmo, Universitas Indonesia
For more information, contact Stanislav Roudavski via email.
Please see the brochure for the outlines of the presentations, schedule, and instructions.