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Anssi Lassila as Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 in Oulu

posted on December 1st 2017 in News

Anssi Lassila as Keynote Speaker at the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 in Oulu On December 1, 2017

Plan, Develop, Design: Making Smart Cities and Architecture

The 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 (Atut2017)

Oulu, Finland, November 29th – December 2nd 2017

University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture

 

Anssi Lassila

Keynote

December 1, 2017 at 13:30

Stage

Anssi Lassila is one of the keynote speakers at the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 in Oulu. The other keynote speakers are Christian Nielsen, Ph.D., Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark and director of research at Business Model Design Center (BMDC), Miguel Á. García-Fuentes, MSc Arch., European Project Coordinator at the Energy Division of CARTIF Technology Centre, and Associate Professor at the University of Valladolid, and Rune Nielsen, Ph.D, co-founder and partner of the design practice Kollision, Interaction Designer. In addition, Helmi Ben Hmida, IoT expert & Digital Transformation expert, senior researcher and project manager in the Smart Living competence center in the Fraunhofer Institute Germany, gives a presentation as a special event speaker.

The Symposium is an annual forum for research in architecture, urban design and planning. It has been organized by the Finnish schools of architecture together with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA since 2009. The main mission of Atut2017 is to gather together experts from around the world to provide contributions for the research and development of smart cities and architecture.

The main theme of Atut2017 is ”Plan, Develop, Design: Making Smart Cities and Architecture”. The Symposium aims to contribute to as well as critique and address a broad array of issues related to smart development and smart practices in architecture, design and lighting ranging from smart cities and communities to smart environments.

The world is urbanizing and digitalizing, and cities, communities and buildings are being developed as smart environments. This raises a variety of new questions to be addressed for planners, designers and developers. Symposium aims to examine in what ways architectural design as well as urban planning and design can contribute to and address the smart city phenomenon and its practices and projects. It explores what kinds of integrative processes and methods may be used to connect development actions in smart cities, communities, environments, architecture and construction and how multidisciplinarity could benefit research, design and planning.

It is a forum for researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban design and planning, as well as any other fields affiliated to planning, development and design of smart cities such as social sciences such as geography, cultural anthropology, interaction and communication studies.

More info about the event here.