Architecture finds itself having to cope with new social and cultural complexities that demand systems that are open, adaptive and participatory. As a response to models of accelerated urbanism that privilege top-down masterplanning the lecture will explore experimentation that examines a generative and time-based approach towards computational urbanism. . . .
lecture: Theodore SPYROPOULOS, “Adaptive Ecologies.”
6.00 pm / Lecture Hall
Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
The ambition of the research conducted by AADRL Director Theodore Spyropoulos and his students is to pursue a pattern logic that is poly-scalar, allowing bio-diverse patterns to operate between urban, building and material agency. The model of architecture and urbanism speculated here is not one embedded in a blueprint as with most manmade structures, but is instead a correlated operation governed through emerging collective interaction. The lecture will explore organisational systems that examine a model of collective living constructed as an evolving ecology and other issues raised in Spyropoulos’ new book Adaptive Ecologies: Correlated Systems of Living.
Theodore Spyropoulos is an architect and Director of the AA School’s Design Research Lab (AADRL). He has been a visiting Research Fellow at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the Royal College of Art, Innovation Design Engineering Department. He directs the experimental architecture and design studio Minimaforms with his brother Stephen Spyropoulos.