Thesis review at the Architectural Association.
Following an invitation by Yusuke Obuchi and Tom Verebes, Sandra and I joined the panel of critics for the Final Thesis presentation at the AA Design Reseach Lab, London. The main issue of the presentation was Parametric Urbanism, dealing with issues such as the interrelated systems, organized in networks, that form relational conditions within the contemporary conurbation, expressed in parametric systems that comprise an array of possible design methods. The students main tool to explore these pliant urban conditions was scripting techniques. It was very exiting to see the manifold expression conceived by the students in their projects that covered a wide field of possible urban textures. The board of critics included, Patrick Schumacher, Alisa Andrasek (Biothing), Neil Leach, Jeffrey Kipnis, Ali Rahim (CAP), David Erdman (davidclovers), Donald Bates, Clover Lee (davidclovers), Christos Passas, Theodore Spyropolous, Marta Male-Alemany, Tom Barker, Matias del Campo & Sandra Manninger. We both enjoyed these two days of intense discussions within the panel, based on the students works, that covered a wide field of contemporary sensibilities in design.