Space and Digital Reality Conference Programme

11 September 2019

Estonian Academy of Arts, Main lecture theatre A101

It is 2019, and Digital Reality is having a major impact on space and architecture. For the Space and Digital Reality Conference, we’ve asked the participants to research, imagine and speculate about the future of architectural creation, urban development as well as design education. Both Modernist and Postmodernist paradigms have fallen; what will the next paradigms be like, and how will they impact and influence architecture and the space around us?


8.45 am
Registration and coffee

9 am
Opening Speeches

9.30 am
Mario Carpo
– The Rise of Computational Brutalism

10.15 am
Questions and coffee

10.30 am
Gilles Retsin – The case for a fully automated timber architecture

10.45 am
Siim Tuksam – Modulated modularity – from mass customization to custom mass production

11 am
Dagmar Rainhardt – Robot Braille – Combining tactile and visual Narratives

11.15 am
Sille Pihlak – Protocolling Prototypes / Prototyping Protocols

11.30 am


12 noon Lunch


12.45 pm
Roland Snooks
– Strange Behavior

1.30 pm

1.45 pm
Roemer van Toorn – The new normal. A goodbye to language

2 pm
Annarita Papeschi – Transindividual Urbanism. Novel territories of participatory practices

2.15 pm
Adria Carbonell – The Solid Matter(s) of Digital Nature

2.30 pm
Wolfgang Schwartzmann – How does new technology provided by industry 4.0 change the job of a carpenter?

2.45 pm
Questions and coffee

3 pm
Antoine Picon
– Atoms and Bits: Taking seriously their Hybridization

3.45 pm
Keynote panel and discussion


Our working language for the conference is English.

NB! There is no fee to participate, but due to a limited number of seats, we do expect participants to register in advance