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CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED — 22ND OF MARCH

Big Data. Machine Learning. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Algorithms. Data. Industry 4.0. Digitalisation. Democratisation. Surveillance. Smartness. Interaction.

Criticality. Challenge. Provocation. Paradigm. Dogma. Avantgarde.

The relationship between knowledge and technical realities is best expressed by Frei Otto — “to build means to make architecture real on the borders of knowledge.” What are today’s borders of knowledge and what could the new operational models of architecture, design and engineering look like? In which direction is the design Avantgarde moving and how could the new interdisciplinary design agendas look like? What does control and control of process really mean and how is it formulated when it comes to digital techniques and methodologies? What logics will code and control follow to also facilitate material logics? How do we measure and asses performance within these emerging digital ecologies of making, designing and constructing? 

How does one Control. Code. Construct. digital ecologies in the real world? 

The conference focuses on 6 areas of interest:

Area I: Interaction Design

Area II: Additive Manufacturing

Area III: Robotic Fabrication & Machine-Learning Algorithms

Area IV: Drone Supported Practices

Area V: Hacking Infrastructures

Area VI: Entrepreneurship

Control.Code Construct. will be held at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture [ESALA], University of Edinburgh. 

Control. Code. Construct.  20.21.22. June 2019


Area I: Interaction Design

  • Real-time, data-driven interactions, predictions and control
  • Explorations of the relationship between technology, advanced manufacturing and responsive systems through embedded sensors and actuators
  • Advanced data-collection techniques through interaction design
  • Control, modelling and simulation of immersive environments
  • Potential innovation and decision models through interaction design
  • Constructing interfaces for interaction design and environment
  • Artificial intelligence and interaction design

Area II: Additive Manufacturing

  • Additive manufacturing with clay, concrete and other materials or hybrid systems
  • Industrial additive manufacturing
  • Experimental process and design control strategies
  • Material distribution strategies
  • Automation design and construction; automated system optimisation
  • AM and machine design

Area III: Robotic Fabrication & Machine-Learning Algorithms

  • Robot orientated design 
  • Mobile robotic fabrication systems
  • Construction and assembly strategies
  • Experimental, unconventional robotic applications

Area IV: Drone Supported Practices

  • Aerial construction and assembly
  • Aerial material distribution strategies
  • Drones in conservation
  • Drones construction planning and management
  • Experimental, unconventional drone supported applications

Area V: Hacking Infrastructures

  • Advanced strategies for hacking post-industrial infrastructures
  • Repurposing for digital infrastructures, data centres
  • Data-driven strategies and scenarios for networks, satellites, bunkers and other (infra)structures

Area VI: Entrepreneurship

  • Start-ups and spin-offs
  • Economics of making
  • From the research lab to the market

Abstract Submission (Extended)
March 22, 2019 (11:59 PM London Time)

Please submit here!

Abstracts for individual papers should have 500 words. Please indicate your area of interest. Add your references after the abstract. You can also upload images.

The abstracts must be anonymous. Please avoid any affiliation.

Paper acceptance will be subject to a two-stage peer reviewing process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.