Symposium to focus on digitally intelligent architecture

The challenges faced by design professionals in the age of digitally intelligent architecture is the focus of the 2014 J. Irwin Miller Symposium, which will take place Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22.

Titled “Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation,” the symposium will be convened by Mario Carpo, the Vincent Scully Visiting Professor, and will take place in Hastings Hall, Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St. The event is free, but registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 13. Register online or by phone 203-432-8621.

The symposium will bring together scholars from different realms of today’s digitally intelligent architecture, and invite them to discuss the way their own digital work has changed over time, or how it relates to the work of their predecessors or followers. Featured speakers include Emmanuel Petit, Peter Eisenman, and Phillip Bernstein, among numerous others.

“By looking at our digital present in a historical perspective, and emphasizing the continuing rift between our modernist and post-modern allegiances, this symposium reflects the vitality and diversity of today’s digital design scene, aiming to highlight some of the oppositions that animate today’s digital discourse among the design professions,” said Carpo.

“Digital Post-Modernities” is supported by the J. Irwin Miller Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by the Brendan Gill Lectureship Fund. The symposium has been organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Archaeology of the Digital,” on view at the Yale School of Architecture Feb. 20–May 3.

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