INTERCONNECTIONS: Co-computing beyond boundaries

CAAD Futures 2023 reflects on the role of Computation to interconnect in and for Architectural Design.

Architectural Design grounds on interconnections across different knowledge domains and scales. Datasets are becoming an increasingly powerful resource for the scientific understanding of the current and future built environment and its interconnections. Interdisciplinary boundaries are diminished on the shared ground of data. Datasets facilitate continuity across scales, from the territorial and urban scales to the scales of building components, materials and beyond. Next to opportunities, also new questions arise: Inquiries into the implications of collecting data, the quality, validity and versioning of datasets, into ways to reuse information, measuring and mitigating bias, capturing the implications on policies and on ethical concerns are just some of the outstanding queries to be tackled jointly.

The theme is organized in three main streamlines:

  •     Interconnections across Knowledge Domains;
  •     Interconnections across Scales;
  •     Interconnections across Questions.  

The conference takes place at TU Delft in The Netherlands, 5-7 July 2023. It is planned to run in Hybrid mode.