The Architect and the Coder, two disciplines who’s functions and actions have been teasingly overlapping for decades, seem today fated to collide.
On May 7-8 Archis/Volume will host a workshop, in collaboration with VURB, to explore the emerging topology confronting the architect and the coder. The Internet of Things (IoT) workshop is to function as a preliminary exploration of how, why, where and to what end architects and coders could converse and col- laboratively mold this new landscape. To put it bluntly, architects are not knowledgeable on the develop- ments and the potential the IoT holds, IoT specialists lack specific spatial expertise, and the IoT has spatial and programmatic consequences. We believe the confrontation, exchange and merging of these two earlier mentioned fields of operation will result in a new ‘discipline’: environment design. The workshop will test these assumptions through discussing what is needed for this new discipline to emerge. The grand ambition is to propose and develop one or more ‘products’ to illustrate this new discipline’s potential.
The pre-prescribed goal of this workshop is to create a platform for the crosspollination of two seemingly divided groups with a variance of expertise. In addition, this workshop will be manifested within the pages of the V28 as an article.
Get in touch with jamesAtvurb.eu if you will be in Amsterdam and would like to participate. There’s space for 10 developers and 10 architects (although spots going fast).