Seminar Faculty: Manuel Gausa and Jordi Vivaldi

The last few decades have confirmed the evidence of a striking change of paradigms in the definition of our spaces of relation, interaction and sociability. These transformations are intimately associated with the current and accelerated growth of the technological capacity to process information, increase communication and multiply differential definitions of our environment(s).

Credits: IAAC Theory and Knowledge Seminar

This paradigm shift reverberates with a new Advanced Knowledge of which the theoretical frameworks will be investigated within the IAAC-TAK (Theory & Advanced Knowledge // Advance Thinking and Theory Studies). The term “investigation” comes from the Latin investigare, which derives from vestigium, meaning fingerprint. On the one hand, to investigate is equivalent to “going in pursuit of the fingerprint of something”, that is to say, “to go after the track of something” in order to discover it. On the other hand, to investigate also means to explore an uncertain epistemological domain in order to increase the field of knowledge on a certain matter.

This seminar will be based on a threefold approach to the logic of Advanced Architecture. This endeavour will be modulated through the presentation of a set of time-fields, a notion referring to an understanding of knowledge as a cartography of pressures rather than as a classification of items. Taking several ranges of time-fields as a base and focussing in specific cases of advanced architecture, the seminar will critically reflect on the challenges of a cross-linked thinking related with the complex processing of information and its evolutionary and dynamic projection.

Credits: IAAC Theory and Knowledge Seminar

The course is based in the forthcoming book The Threefold Logic of Advanced Architecture, (Actar Publishers, 2020), and will be delivered in the format of lectures, workshops and critical discussions. The target consists in constructing a critical approach towards Advanced Architecture that on the one hand is specific, and on the other hand provides a multidisciplinary approach to experimental architecture.