First Pre-Event BIG DATA

Georg Vrachliotis

Georg Vrachliotis will be discussing the question: ‘What does it mean to design in a society that seeks its balance between Big Data and the datafiction of all areas of life, increasingly rapid global migration and urgent environmental issues?’.

Jantien Stoter

Jantien Stoter will be discussing the question: ‘How will data-technology shape architecture in the 21st century?’ from a perspective of a data scientist. She will discuss the influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the potentials of data within design. Also, the influence of data on the current profession of architects and designers will be discussed.

Kees Kaan

In this video Kees Kaan will be discussing the question: ‘What do digitization, big data & AI imply for: how we work/how we design?’.

Victor Muñoz Sanz

Victor Muñoz Sanz will talk about the influence of Big Data systems on human and non-human life and their buildings. He will show you his research on automated productive landscapes.

Georg Vrachliotis is a Professor in Theory of Architecture and Digital Culture at the Delft University of Technology, where he researches the technological implications of the digital age on the field of architecture. From 2016, Georg was dean of the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Faculty of Architecture and Chair for Architecture Theory (2014-2020). Previously he conducted research at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zürich. He studied architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts and did his PhD at the ETH Zürich in 2009.
Jantien Stoter is a professor of 3D Geo-information at the Delft University of Technology (Faculty of the Built Environment and Architecture). She obtained her PhD degree in 2004 on 3D Cadastre. She is leader of the 3D Special Interest Group of the European Spatial Data Research commission and vice-chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium 3D Working Group. Her research addresses important questions, such as: how can we distil useful information from spatial data that grow by the minute as sensors monitor the weather, particulates and mobility? By utilizing 3D modelling techniques Professor Stoter studies facets of our environment, such as the sound, subsurface, energy and wind currents, to improve the availability and integration of spatial information in different disciplines.
Kees Kaan founded KAAN Architecten in 2014 together with partners Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio. Kaan graduated in architecture at Delft University of Technology in 1987, where he became Chair of the department of Complex Projects at the faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology in 2006. In 2019 Kaan was appointed Chairman of the Architecture Department. His research focuses on large complex projects that characterize rapid global urbanization. Kaan has built up an international portfolio of architecture, urban planning, and interior design projects, for example, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands in The Hague.
Víctor Muñoz Sanz is an assistant professor of urban design at TU Delft. His research focuses on the implications for architecture and urbanization of technological transitions. Víctor holds a degree in Architecture and a PhD cum laude from ETSA Madrid, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft in the project ‘Cities of Making’, and fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Prior to that, he was coordinator of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, co-principal researcher of ‘Automated Landscapes’ at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and Emerging Curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He is the co-editor of Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture (2020) and an editor of the journal Footprint. His research on Automated Landscapes was exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2018.
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