Conference "Pixels, Vectors and Algorithms"October 11, 2019, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The Digital Revolution in Architecture

As part of a one-day workshop in preparation of the upcoming exhibition “The Architecture Machine. The Role of Computers in Architecture” (July 17 - October 11, 2020) hosted by the Architekturmuseum der TUM, there is an afternoon session that is open to the public. We invited six international scholars who a researching aspects of the history of the digital in architecture to talk about their work.


2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction for public afternoon session

Section 1: Histories of the Digital

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Galo Canizares (Ohio State University): The Image of Computation

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Evangelos Kotsioris (Princeton | MoMA): “Pre-Rendering” Soviet Architectural Computing

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Ariel Genadt (University of Pennsylvania): Floating in Digital Landscapes - The Discrete Architectures of Hiroshi Hara and Kengo Kuma

– Break –

Section 2: Current Practices

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Malgorzata Starzynska (Royal College of Art): Machine Vision and Algorithmic Creativity

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Alex Blanchard (Newcastle University): Re-bugging Revit

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Dennis Chau (Canopy Institute of Design): Modelling Reality or Drawing Intentions? Some Observations on BIM Application in the Fast-Track Construction Industry


Vorhoelzer Forum, Technische Universität München
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 München


October 11, 2019, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
No reservation needed
Admission on a first-come, first-served basis

This event is supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.