[Humanist] 29.226 events: continuous designing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Aug 19 07:13:54 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 226.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:41:20 +0000
        From: Stanislav Roudavski <srou at unimelb.edu.au>
        Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing

CAADRIA 2016 Call for Papers (abridged)

Living Systems and Micro-Utopias: Towards Continuous Designing
21st International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

30 March - 2 April 2016
Abstract due: 25 September 2015
Submit to: www.caadria-review.org

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design (MSD), Melbourne, Australia; in collaboration with RMIT University

Today, human activities constitute the primary environmental impact on the planet. In this context, commitments to sustainability, or minimization of damage, prove insufficient. To develop regenerative, capabilities, architectural design needs to extend beyond the form and function of things in contained projects and engage with the management of complex systems. Such systems involve multiple types of dynamic phenomena - biotic and abiotic, technical and cultural - and can be understood as living. Engagement with such living systems implies manipulation of pervasive and unceasing change, irrespective of whether it is accepted by design stakeholders or actively managed towards homeostatic or homeorhetic conditions.

Responding to this challenge, CAADRIA 2016 seeks to interrogate the notion of continuity and the applicable architectural toolsets in order to map and discover opportunities for innovation.

For the full version of the call and further information, see:


And the conference website:


More information about the Humanist mailing list