Architecture in a Hyper-Liquid World
The digital revolution going on from the 1990s has lead to ever more networked societies, has changed power balances, wealth and knowledge distribution and is increasingly encroaching the relative independence of the disciplines of architecture and urbanism and us human beings. As our bodies, buildings, and cities are being retrofitted with technology to gain dynamic intelligence and contextual awareness, how might we, as designers, provide visions of new spatial typologies and alternative modes of practice?
These and other questions are provocatively put forward by the exhibition Architecture in a Hyper-Liquid world, which showcases work by students of Critical Intermediate Affairs (CIA) at the Chair of Urbanism & Urban Architecture at the Eindhoven University of Technology. These questions will be addressed by way of a panel discussion moderated by Bernard Colenbrander. Additionally, students will pitch their (speculative) design and research projects in an attempt to further our understanding of the implications and potentialities of complex ongoing contemporary phenomena for architectural and urban design through spatial imagination.
Illustration: Narindath Maraj