Archeology of the Digital. Complexity and Convention: exhibition and symposium at the Canadian Center for Architecture
Kivi Sotamaa will take parte in the exhibition and symposium Archeology of the Digital. Complexity and Convention at the Canadian Center for Architecture CCA. The symposium will be held on May 10-11, 2016.
Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention, an exhibition that dissects and reassembles material from fifteen seminal architecture projects from the 1990s and 2000s according to five themes: high-fidelity 3D, structure/cladding, data, photorealism and topography/topology. A close look at this material shows how innovative design strategies from the recent past have now become convention.
The exhibition is the third in the CCA’s Archaeology of the Digital program, in which twenty-five projects have been collected, researched, catalogued and published.
Greg Lynn has been in conversation with architects of seminal digital projects included in the exhibition Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention. The guests are Johan Bettum and Kivi Sotamaa, Preston Scott Cohen, Neil Denari, Enric Ruiz Geli, Sulan Kolatan and Bill MacDonald, Ulrich Königs, Wolf Prix, Jesse Reiser, François Roche, Patrik Schumacher, Nader Tehrani, Peter Testa and Devyn Weiser and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
Conversation has been a big part of the CCA’s Archaeology of the Digital program. Greg Lynn has spoken with the architects of projects produced from the late 1980s through the 2000s to develop an archaeological reading of how digital tools were incorporated into architecture.
Image credits: R&Sie(n), Water Flux: 3D-printed ice model, c. 2004. Photograph, AP193 R&Sie(n) records, CCA. Gift of New-Territories/R&Sie(n) by François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux. © NewTerritories/R&Sie(n) by François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux