In January the 2016 edition of the University Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture 2016 was launched. The course Director is Professor and Architect Dr Alberto T. Estévez.
This pioneering postgraduate programme combines architecture and design, biology and new digital technologies, and has a unique perspective of architecture from both a biological and a digital point of view. As part of the Master’s degree programme, and entitled “Spring Biodigital Seminar”, conferences will be given by renowned architects and researchers, both national and international.
We invite you to join us at the following open lectures:
Alberto T. Estévez
Nature & Architecture, 4 April at 10 am
Alberto T. Estévez (Barcelona, 1960), Architect (UPC, 1983), Architecture Ph.D. of Sciences (UPC, 1990), Art Historian (UB, 1994), Art History Ph.D. of Arts (UB, 2008): with professional office of architecture and design (Barcelona, 1983-today). Teaching in different universities for more than 25 years, in the knowledge’s areas of architectural design, architectural theory and art history, until founding UIC Barcelona School of Architecture (1996), where he teaches as Professor of architecture, after being its first Director (1996-2005). He founded also two research lines with two masters’ degrees and Ph.D. programmes: “Genetic Architectures / Biodigital Architecture” (UIC Barcelona, 2000-today) and “History, Architecture and Design” (UIC Barcelona, 1998-today). He has written more than one hundred publications and has participated in a large number of exhibitioins, congresses and conferences around Europe, America and Asia. Perhaps, the most important is that he has created the world’s first Genetic Architectures Laboratory (UIC Barcelona, Barcelona, 2000), with -for first time in the history of architecture- geneticists working with architectural objectives, in a real application of genetics to architecture.
Le Corbusier, fascination for Nature, 5 April at 10 am
Evolutionary Aesthetics of Architecture, 12 April at 10 am
Bio-digital patterns, 18 April at 10 am
Biodigital Design for a Biodigital Manufacturing, 26 April at 10 am
Algorithm for sale, 10 May at 10 am
Tensegrity, textile & parametric structures, 24 May at 10 am
Surrealistics Spaces, 27 May at 10 am
Expanding authorship from representation to materiality, 31 May at 10 am
Insides: Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, 7 June at 10 am