Beijing 2008: new digital techniques for architecture - inaugural lecture from Professor Neil Leach
The 2008 Olympics in Beijing has left behind a legacy of some remarkable buildings. The Bird's Nest and Water Cube have opened up a new chapter for architecture. In his inaugural lecture Neil Leach explains some of the ideas behind this new architecture and talks about the new digital techniques that are informing their production. The lecture is illustrated with other examples of progressive architecture from the '(Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture', an exhibition that Professor Leach is curating for the Architecture Biennial Beijing 2008.
Neil Leach is Professor of Architectural Theory at the University of Brighton. He has also taught at the Architectural Association, Columbia GSAPP, Cornell University, Dessau Institute of Architecture and SCI-Arc. He is the author, editor and translator of 17 books, including Rethinking Architecture, The Anaesthetics of Architecture, Designing for a Digital World, Digital Tectonics and Camouflage, and is co-curator of the (Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture exhibition at the Beijing Architecture Biennial 2008.
Beijing 2008: New digital techniques for architecture
Thursday 9 October 2008 at 6.30pm
Sallis Benney Theatre
University of Brighton
Brighton BN2 0JY
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