DEDICATE at DigCurV 2013 in Florence
As the design processes in architectural practices switch toward entirely digital workflows, architects are gradually required, because of their legal and commercial liability, to provide for both a relatively long term curation of their own digital products and the deposit of authoritative data. But, despite being the sole curation actors for their data, architects receive little education or training in either pertinent competences nor agreed and established procedures to comply with these duties.
On past 6th of May, I have presented at the DigCurV 2013 Conference - Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum - in Florence a paper discussing the contribution of the DEDICATE investigation designing Digital Curation modules within architectural CAD education and architects' vocational training - Digital Curation in Architecture Curricula and vocational training for Architects - The DEDICATE Framework in Architectural CAD Courses Design.
The DigCurV conference addressed the emergent need for skilled professionals to manage digital collections in a variety of sectors against the scarcity of institutions currently offering professional training and education programmes to offer individuals these competences.
Despite the DigCurV (Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe) project is mainly concerned with both the availability and design of vocational training for digital curators in the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage sectors, the continuous or integrated curation of digital data within informal retention contexts, adopted by DEDICATE, has received a very kin interest from the audience and the other presenters and, actually, demonstrated an alternative path for both the professional development of curators and the exchange of curatorial competences toward the commercial sector.
I have found the key-speakers presentations particularly inspiring and especially clarifying on the theme of sustainability of education initiatives. I am sure all the experiences and perspectives presented on this subject will further influence my initiative to transfer the DEDICATE results into an education project.
Below is the slideshow of my presentation.
The DEDICATE seminar has been a splendid opportunity to discuss the curation and management of Built Environment related data as both a cult...
The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model has reached past March the level of an international published standard, ISO 16739:2013, bu...
Proprietary data formats, undisclosed specifications, partial standardisation, lack of adequate open formats, and the fast obsolescence of h...
Having settled that the variation among competing terms describing the activity of managing digital products is due to more than confusion o...
DEDICATE at the Glasgow School of Art Graduate Show
'HWFG' is an installation on exhibit from the 14th to 28th September at the Lighthouse, Glasgow City Centre. This sculptural structure is the result of a Digital Fabrication experiment I conducted together with the GSA MRes student Gaetano Chianese. Don't miss it!
DPC - Preserving Computer Aided Design event in London
On the 26th July, at One Birdcage Walk - London, I will present at the DPC event "Preserving Computer AIded Design" on the Emerging trends in Architecture that are influencing Digital Preservation of CAD files.
Glasgow Digital Humanities Network
DEDICATE is now part of the DH Network of the University of Glasgow and it will be presented at the DH Day on 10th of June.
College of Arts Industry Day 2013
DEDICATE will be presented as case study for the 'Digital' section of the College of Arts Industry Day 2013 on next 31st of May.
"Digital Curation in Architecture Curricula and vocational training for Architects - The DEDICATE Framework in Architectural CAD Courses Design" is the full-paper we will present at the DigCurV 2013 that will take place in Florence, Italy, on 6th and 7th of May.