CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING HERITAGE, ARCHITECTURE, CITIES, ART, MEDIA
Conference held in HISTORIC CANTERBURY, UK. SUMMER 2020. University of Kent. Publishers: Intellect Books | Routledge
DATES: 29-20 JUNE, 2020
ABSTRACTS: 10 FEB, 2020
Present in-person, pre-recorded films, skype, written papers.
Themes: smart cities, urban design, architectural theory, digital design, film-photography and the city, digital art, history and heritage
This event welcomes delegates from around the world in various disciplines: Architecture, urban design, geography, history, archeology, heritage, conservation, art and design, cultural studies, sociology, humanities.
Today the digital is ubiquitous across all disciplines connected with the physical environment in which we live. In architecture, computational design uses algorithms to replicate biology. Coding produces self-generated architectural form. Information modeling presents planners with interactive design in real time. The city is seen as ‘smart’. Landscape and architectural visualizations populate museums across the world. Cities and regions across the world are being transformed by evolving embedded technologies.
In addition to informing design today however, the digital age also informs how we understand the past. Data mapping is used by architectural and urban historians, and digital technologies of all forms allow filmmakers, animators and photographers to record the city in new ways. State-of-the-art equipment for geophysics, laser scanning, and compositional analysis are now key tools for archeologists.
As the tools we use to create the future and explore or preserve the past merge and blur, this conferences asks educators and professionals from all disciplines to consider how their work is changing as a result, and how it informs and is informed by the work of others.
This event is part of the conference and book series ‘Mediated Cities’. Previous events in London, Los Angeles, Bristol, Istanbul. Four books in Intellect Book series. Book five will come from this event.
Organisers: University of Kent, UK | Intellect Books | Routledge | AMPS