PUBLIC LECTURE Hong Kong University
Friday, October 5, 2012
Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series
Speaker: Ali Rahim
Lecture Title: Elegant Formations
Date: 5 October 2012 (Friday)
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Room KB419, 4/F Knowles Building, HKU
Lecture Synopsis:
At the Dawn of the 21st Century, digital technologies have enabled new techniques for the development of architecture. In Elegant Formations, Ali Rahim suggests that beyond generating innovative forms, digital design techniques have the potential to affect the wider cultural landscape in profound ways. Digital technologies allow architecture to engage a feedback loop with its contexts- to absorb influences and produce concrete effects on its users. This lecture offers both a philosophy and specific techniques for how architects can catalyze cultural advancements.
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