Columbia University Hosts Building Intelligence
Project Think Tank in London
June 15, 2010
Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning
and Preservation (GSAPP) will present the Columbia Building Intelligence
Project (C-BIP) London Think Tank on June 30, 2010, at the Design
Museum. Architects, engineers, building developers, contractors,
fabricators and other industry experts from across the world are
invited to explore solutions that could change the building industry.
The day-long event is intended to create a collaborative conversation
that will push industry leaders to think differently and transform
the way the next generation of professionals is educated. The project
is hosted by C-BIP and Architizer and sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.
"The Columbia Building Intelligence Project will support a
series of integrated studios and public conversations devoted to
advancing the dialogue about the building industry over the next
three years. The aim of the project is to change the very nature
of the conversation from one that is highly adversarial to one that
is collaborative and to explore new relationships that have the
potential to transform the building industry," says Mark Wigley,
dean of GSAPP.
Participants have been asked to rethink the future of the building
industry in three 90-minute sessions of "Pecha Kucha"
length presentations and roundtable discussions. Presentations will
address topics relating to the influence of global communication
and information exchanges across cultures and the roles that manufacturing,
material science and product design will play in the building industry.
Throughout the day discussions will examine the evolution of the
industry through the context of political, cultural, historic, environmental
and urban conditions.
The think tank is open to the public. It will run from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. in the Design Museum Space on the second floor of the Design
Museum, located at Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD. Lunch will be served.
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