ACADIA 2017 | parametricmonkey

Back in November I had the pleasure of attending the 37th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference. This year the theme was ‘Disciplines & Disruption‘ and the impact of technology in shaping or disrupting design, methods and cultural fronts. With the MIT Media Lab in Boston as the host, I had high expectations and it didn’t disappoint.


The conference was the best I’ve seen – an exposé of outstanding research and stimulating debate. What made this conference stand out from previous conference I’ve attended, was the sheer quality of the keynote speakers. All the keynotes were truly inspirational and it was impossible not to leave the venue without a refreshed and renewed enthusiasm for the future of the AEC industry.

Neri Oxman, who coined the term and pioneered the field of Material Ecology, was a logical choice for the opening keynote. Oxman presented the research of ‘The Mediated Matter Group‘ which…

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