TALK: Builders of the Vision

TALK: Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design

Friday 6 May 2016, 14:00-15:30 – Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts, London

A Talk and Conversation with Daniel Cardoso Llach on his book Builders of the Vision (Routledge, 2015)

Summary: How do technological systems condition creative practices? In this talk Daniel Cardoso Llach discussed his new book Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design (Routledge, 2015), an intellectual history of computational design systems. The lecture shed light on the origins of computation and software as infrastructural technologies for design, on the ways they have shaped our imagination, and proposed ways to operate critically and creatively within them.

Following the lecture, Betti Marenko conducted a conversation with Daniel about his research before opening up to a Q&A with the audience.

Daniel Cardoso Llach is an architect, design scholar and researcher interested in issues of computation and human-machine interaction in design. He teaches in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, where he chairs the Master of Science in Computational Design and co-directs the CoDe Lab.

Betti Marenko is a member of Informed Matters. She is Research Leader for Product Ceramic & Industrial Design, and Contextual Studies Leader for BA (Hons.) Product Design at Central Saint Martins, London. Her most recent book, co-edited with Jamie Brassett, is Deleuze and Design (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).