This travelling workshop introduced students to design methods that utilise algorithms and rule-based techniques to deal with constantly varying parameters and information inherent in Urban Design, the premise being that urban computational systems enable real-time incorporation of varying properties and parameters through the implementation of information. The chosen sites were all heavily characterised by industrial aftermath and students groups were asked to developing proposals dealing with urban phenomena like shrinkage, growth, connectivity, programmatic optimisation, and emergence.
INSTITUTES | Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture, Finland; Technical University of Lodz, Poland; University of Applied Sciences Lausitz, Department of Architecture, Cottbus, Germany
DATES | 07–10/11/ 2008 (Finland), 22–24/11/2008 (Poland), 25-30/11/2008 (Germany)
TUTORS | Monika Bilska, Kristof Crolla
CO-TUTORS | Anssi Joutsiniemi, Ilija Vukorep, Weronika Wisniewska, Kimmo Ylä-Anttila
STUDENTS | Jukka Aaltonen, Tomasz Bierzanowski, Agnieszka Czyz, Rayco Romero, Francisco Torres, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Eneritz Vargas, Natalia Hulin, Emmi Keskisarja, Malgorzata Kowalczyk, Adrian Krezlik, Tomasz Krotowski, Joanna Kuydowicz, Natalia Lawecka, Juho Malmi, Mika Mathlin, Anna Mieszek, Devi Nayar, Margarita Fernandez, Patricia Alascio Román, Tomasz Rospedek, Piia Tamminen, Cristina Vega Iglesias, Lauri Virkola, Michal Wojtkiewicz ADDITIONAL EVENT | Lecture “Algorithmic Urbanism – The Architectural challenge of complex and indeterminate urban processes” by Kristof Crolla, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 07/11/2008
PUBLICATION | Crolla, Kristof & Monika Bilska. Algorithmic Urbanism, International Digital Design Workshop – Finland | Poland | Germany. Tampere: Juvenes Print Tampereen Yliopistopaino Oy, 2009