Call for Submissions:
Living Architectures Workshop 2017
ECAL 2017, September 4, Lyon, France
Living Architecture is about buildings that function and behave as living creatures: they breath, think, dream, and fall in love with their inhabitants. Living Architecture can be thought as a step “beyond” biomimicry where things are not “like” biological systems, they have original physiology and perform “as” living things, so that these spaces are new kinds of localised nature as it were that is programmable.
Living Architecture looks at forms of programmable matter and programmable environments (where spatial relationships between things starts to create effects - contingencies and position in time and space actually influence events), where technological convergences are forming new kinds of organisms --- organisms that we can inhabit and have a physical/chemical/computational conversation with.
Martin Hanczyc (University of Trento, Italy)
Andy Adamatzky (UWE, Bristol, UK)
Barbara Imhof (LIQUIFER, Austria)
Juan Nogales (ISBE, Spain)
Topics included but not limited to are
architectural concepts borrowed from plants, social insects and aquatic environments;protocols for ‘synthetic ecosystem’ design
engineering foundational concepts for computationally processing,
recycling, remediating and synthesising valuable compounds from waste;
transferable principles for the construction of living architecture;
evolutionary design of buildings and cities;
neural networks integrated into buildings;
speculations on would-be cities of future and integration of human beings into fabric of building environment.
Papers submission ends 15th July 2017
Decisions are made 15th August 2017
There is no page limit but be wise.
Submit your paper to LIAR2017 here
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