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UoB and Bahrain
CAAD is constantly provoking and raising many
potentials, challenges and arguments in academia, practice, and even in
the theory of architecture itself. This process starts with the pedagogy
of designing and the ongoing questions such as how much of CAAD should
be incorporated in teaching, and ends with digital design technologies
and the new emerging questions such as how biologically inspired
computational processes alter the form of our architecture and the
typical design process.
Architecture originates from peoples’ needs and
beliefs. The new forms of digital architecture generate debates in terms
of various important issues, ranging from emotional and social factors
to sustainability and warming climate.
The focus area of the conference can be shaped, as
follows: considering all these potentials, challenges, and arguments,
which we have to benefit from and cope with, are there truly legitimate
concerns about the future of our architecture and its content in
particular from human and environmental dimensions? Can we develop our
own ways of benefiting from the technology that cater to our environment
and culture? Can we still see the form of architecture in the
traditional way or should we change our perspectives? In other words the
conference concentrates on bridging between the new digital form and the
traditional human content.