ECAADE 2014 CONFERENCE - Fusion: Data integration at its best
The ECAADE (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design) conference is among the most important and long-running events on CAAD - its proceedings a fundamental resource to understand the latest development in this sector. I have been honoured to be invited to present on the 10th of September a paper at the eCAADe 2014 Conference held at the Northumbria University.
The ECAADE event of this year delved into the theme of Data integration presenting a variety of approaches, experiments and educative experiences that reconstructed a very complex picture of the most recent research and practices in the use of CAAD. My contribution focused on the curatorial implications of these phenomena and proposed an educative program to address these novel issues.
In fact, 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.
My presentation below briefly explores the challenges and the needs to transfer to Architecture students curatorial competences as part of their CAAD education.
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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...
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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.