Architecture: The evolution of design, from its beginnings to contemporary times

11 March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00
Chelmsford campus

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Join us for an inaugural lecture by Professor Maria Vogiatzaki.

6-7pm Drinks reception

7-8pm Inaugural lecture 


Designing our future through the design of artefacts has been the oldest task humans have undertaken. This lecture follows the highs and lows of one researcher-educator trying to investigate the trajectory, evolution, and the intimate relationship between humans and design.


The paradox we are confronted with nowadays is that despite the mediation of intelligent machines and the respective unprecedented fast pace of changes in the sphere of the intellect, sciences, technology, and geopolitics of the globalized world, there are no apparent signs of novelty in contemporary architectural production.


This lecture promises a journey through time, providing insights into design from its beginnings to the contemporary times of Intelligent Machines, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Machine Learning.


Event Details

11 March 2020, 18:00 - 20:00
Chelmsford campus
Lord Ashcroft Building
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