Organised by the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, FABRICATE 2014 will bring together researchers and practitioners in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, material and software design.
Reviewed by an international panel of experts, projects presented at the conference will be selected through a call for work. An international publication and exposition will complement the conference. FABRICATE 2014 will disseminate selected work alongside a series of thematic essays by world leading architects and engineers. Submissions of all scales and stages of realisation are welcome.
Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MITâ€™s Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from creating molecular quantum computers to virtuosic musical instruments. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New Yorkâ€™s Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds.
Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, Yale University; and Ecole dâ€™Architecture de Paris-La Villette (currently on leave). After studying architecture and history in Italy, Mr. Carpo was an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, and has been a tenured Associate Professor in France since 1993. Mr. Carpoâ€™s research and publications focus on the relationship among architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology.