05 February 2008
"This graduating year of DRL will conclude the second of three cycles of its current research agenda, Parametric Urbanism. It investigates the ways in which associative design systems can control and adjust larger urban life-processes, embedding intelligence into the formation, organisation and performance of urban spaces, uses, activities, interfaces, structures and infrastructures. The complexities of communication and exchange inherent to the twentieth-century city are, in effect, parametric expressions of intensely networked, distributed forms of global urbanism. Newly accessible parametric design tools are the product of contemporary technological culture.
Over this two-day jury, 11 Phase II Design Teams will present their proposals for innovative forms of accelerated urbanisation for the Expo 2010 site in Shanghai, one of the fastest-expanding and densifying cities in the world. Four design studio briefs were pursued in four parallel studios, conducted by Yusuke Obuchi, Patrik Schumacher, Theo Spyropoulos and Tom Verebes.
The following invited critics, among others from the AA, will join the jury:
Ben van Berkel, Karl S. Chu, Sulan Kolatan, Bill MacDonald and François Roche."
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