Rendering Speculations Symposium

Image: Marjan Colletti

Coordinated by Ricardo de Ostos (AA Inter 3 / NaJa-DeOstos) and Tobias Klein (AA First Year / Horhizon)

Architectural Association Lecture Hall

Rendering Speculations is a day-long AA event in which seven invited guests, from a variety of different fields including architecture, conceptual art, video gaming and interface design, will discuss the topic of speculative visualisation and virtual design. Highlighting a variety of disciplines and approaches, the event seeks to locate architecture as a cagnifying lens through which digital visions and speculations are imagined.

Navigating through CG film sets, a digital life painting performance, augmented reality strategies, narrative scenarios, experimental drawings and political projects, the concept of speculations will be discussed as an inventive design methodology. In an age where borders abetween physical and virtual environments are constantly shifting, the symposium looks to stimulate a debate on how architecture can explor emerging mediums and assist in the creation of new visions that we imagine, aspire and experience in the years to come.

Speakers include:

Nigel Coates, Head of the Department of Architecture at the Royal College of Art

Marjan Colletti, Studio Master of Unit 20, Bartlett School of Architecture

Ziah Fogel, Digital artist at Double Negative Visual Effects

Zaha Hadid, Pritzker Prize winning Architect and Founder of Zaha Hadid Architects

Andrew Jones, Digital painter and 'techno-mystic visual pioneer of digital art'

Lebbeus Woods, Professor in the School of Architecture at Cooper Union

This event will be streamed live on the AA website

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