August 2011: Chania

Friday, September 2, 2011 § 0

I just return from an intensive 10-days-stay at Chania, where first the Sens[e-Res]ponsive Architecture workshop and then the "Rethinking the Human in Technology-Driven Architecture" conference took place. The results of both were really satisfying. The 3 student teams of the workshop worked intensively for seven days and produced some great ideas and 3 interactive installation (currently on exhibition in the Mediterranean Center of Architecture). I have to thank everyone involved in the workshop, and especially Kostis Oungrinis, Marianthi Liapi and Socratis Yiannoudes for being amazing hosts, and Maria Voyatzaki for the invitation and all the help. Hopefully the students will start uploading their projects on the workshops' blog soon, but here are some random photos:

The conference on the other hand had some great presentations and a lot of interesting ideas. Manuel DeLanda's presentation/performance was an ideal closing! My presentation was in the morning session of the second day, under the title "Network Protocols / Architectural Protocols. Encoded Design Processes in the Age of Control" The full schedule of the conference is here.

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