Workshop2012beta::Online Lectures

Posted on November 25, 2012 by paniba

International Lectures online:

For the Agenda hours:
OnlineLecturer OnlineLecturer Greece Time Lecturer Time
Eva_Sopeoglou_Lecture “Eva Sopeoglou” Monday 19Nov,
(London time 6pm)
Affonso Orciuoli_Lecture “Affonso Orciuoli” Tuesday 20Nov,
(Sao Paulo time 4:00pm)
Ioanna Symeonidou_Lecture “Ioanna Symeonidou”  Thusrday 22Nov,
(Austria time 8:00pm)

Eva Sopeoglou,
Born in 1973 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La-Villette. Received an M.Arch in Emerging Technology from PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. From 1999 to 2004 practiced architecture in New York, notably for Bernard Tschumi Architects and the New Acropolis Museum in Athens. Since 2004 is a lecturer, visiting critic and adjunct teaching faculty at many academic institutions in Greece, namely at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Thessaly, the Democritus University of Thrace and the Hellenic Open University, teaching courses on sustainable design, architectural technology and design studios. Since 2006 is a visiting tutor, invited studio juror and teaching assistant at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Maintains an interest through professional practice, teaching and research on advanced technologies, digital fabrication, materials, sustainability, environment-sensitive structures, city ecology and urban design. Collaborates with brother Elias Sopeoglou at METALSO, a sheet metal manufacturing facility, designing and fabricating with cutting-edge CAD/CAM technologies. Currently a researcher at the Bartlett School in London, undertaking a PhD in digital fabrication and environmental design.

Affonso Orciuoli (São Paulo, 1966)  /
Brazilian-Italian architect holding a degree from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Mackenzie University (São Paulo) based in Barcelona for 20 years. Also holds a MBA from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona, the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – UPC ETSAB – (Metropolis: Masters Program in Architecture and Urban Culture), and a PhD from the Higher Technical School of Architecture, International University of Catalunya – ESARQ UIC. He specializes in software applications in design (CAD), simulation (VR) and manufacturing (CAM), as teacher and researcher associated with various academic institutions. Some of his educational activities are: Professor of Applied Computing Architecture and the Master in Bio-Architecture ESARQ UIC, where he is co-responsible for Digital Architecture Workshop. Professor in the Master Project XXI of geometry into the built environment in the ETSAB UPC. Professor at the European Institute of Design and the LAI School of computer design courses. Professor of Graduate Design, Photography, Architecture at ELISAVA. Professor in the SoftObert School (center occupied by the Generalitat de Catalunya). Director of Toolingroup, an interdisciplinary research group which organized the workshop “Tooling”, bringing the design to digital manufacture. Scientific Member of SIGRADI group and research group ESARQ Genetic Architectures of UIC. Regular contributor to the Estudi d ‘Architecture, and Programming Experimental Disseny SEED and Course Design and Manufacture MedioDesign, both in Barcelona. He works also as a consultant with architectural firms, specializing in installation of systems, workflows and everything involving with design and / or digital manufacturing of information technology. His mission is to introduce a clear and transparent way of using information systems further applied to design, architecture and computation, speculating with OpenSource and NetWorking. He was guest lecturer to deliver classes and workshops in various schools and also writes regularly in different kinds of media.

Somnath Ray
Somnath Ray is a graduate from Columbia University, New York and the Design Computation Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MIT) + Media lab. As the design director of dplay, Ray guides and orchestrates the design explorations between the several collaborators/players. His areas of interest and inquiry involve the production of cultural artifacts from an inventive condition, which he profoundly believes is to be inevitably located outside of the entire human epistemological experience and instead in an emerging wave of artificial and alternative intelligences. Ray’s creative work and research into emergent and autonomous systems entails a paradigmatic meld between philosophy, art and technology. Previously , Ray has worked with the Michael Sorkin studio in New York, the Frederick Schwartz group in New York and the Mobile Experience Lab at MIT in Cambridge. Ray has also worked closely with The Smart Cities group, at the Media Lab directed by the late Prof. WIlliam Mitchell on the City Car project and with Charles Correa towards the re-envisioning a future of Urban Mobility in Bangalore, India. Winner of the 2007 international skyscraper design competition, Ray has also been a member of several design reviews and juries at the Columbia University and at the Pratt institute in New York. Ray’s works have been published and exhibited in NewYork, Boston and NewDelhi.

dplay, the collaborative design enterprise is an intellectual toolbox that favors a computational and technological engagement with the design object; enabling the invention and production of cultural and high performance techno-rational artifacts across domains of architecture, urban design and Industrial design.

Ioanna Symeonidou
Lecturer at Technical University of Graz, Austria

Architect, AUTH (2005). Master of Science in Architecture , Architectural Association Emergent Technologies and Design (2008), PhD candidate, AUTH (2010- 2014 expected). She currently teaches digital media at the Technical University of Graz in Austria, and is co-directing IE Madrid-TU Graz summer school to be held in Madrid in summer 2012. She has worked as a design architect for award winning Anamorphosis Architects in Athens and has collaborated with architecture studios in several countries including Greece, Spain and Austria. Her design work has been published in architecture magazines such as Building Design, AD Architectural Design, Building Green, Urban Flux, and featured in exhibitions and numerous competition catalogues.

She has lectured worldwide in international conferences such as UIA 2008 (Torino), File to Factory 2009 (Chania) EAAE/ENHSA 2010 (Chania), eCAADe 2010 (Zurich), ALGODE 2011 (Tokyo), CAADRIA 2012 (Chennai) among others and has given numerous workshops on computational design. Since 2010 she is registered as Authorized Trainer of Rhinoceros 3D modeling in Europe. For her design research she has received international Awards such as a Research Grant from EU Seventh Framework Programme for her participation in Advanced Architectural Geometry 2010 Symposium, the eCAADe grant for young researchers 2011, and the Young CAADRIA Award 2012.