Dave Pigram and Anthony Burke, UTS School of Architecture, will be speakers at the ‘SPECULATIVE FORMATION: complex systems and non-linear design strategies’ symposium presented by RMIT School of Architecture and Design and the Design Research¬†Institute on Friday, 9th March, 2012. Admission is Free.

The symposium will explore the role of computation within highly speculative approaches to architectural design. The discussion will address the volatile nature of complex systems and their indeterminacy in opposition to the role of computational design in exercising hierarchical control.

The symposium brings together international and local architects and critics who are exploring complex systems of formation. Presentations and panel discussions will include: Francois Roche, Camille Lacadee, Ezio Blasetti, Anthony Burke, Dave Pigram, Vivian Mitsogianni, Paul Minifie, Pia Ednie-Brown, Tim Schork, Tom Kovac, and Roland Snooks.

Andrew Benjamin, Adjunct Professor at UTS Faculty of DAB, is also involved in the panel for this symposium.