8 June: Public Event
The symposium will start with a special event, a half-day public
seminar for both symposium participants and practitioners in the field,
focusing on the importance of space syntax for architectural practice
in Kulturhuset in Stockholm.
Space syntax as a field of research has an unusual strong relation to
practice and over the years knowledge produced in the field has not
only proven possible to apply in architectural practice but generated a
special architectural competence. Several commercial offices around the
world, such as Space Syntax Limited in London and Spacescape in
Stockholm, have been able to establish themselves as trusted
consultants applying space syntax generated knowledge in real
architectural and planning projects.
The event will start with presentations on Architectural Knowledge
now and in the future by Bill Hillier (Unicersity College London) and
Bjarke Ingels (BIG), followed by a discussion complex architecture
projects by Spencer De Grey (Foster+Partners) and Ellen Hellsten
(Ghilardi+Hellsten), then moving on to a space syntax and architectural
practice with Tim Stonor (Space Syntax Ltd) and Alexander Ståhle
(SpaceScape). Following this is a debate, after which then the bar is
The day is set in the wider context of a discussion on architectural
knowledge in the future. What will be asked of architects in twenty
years time, how will architects keep and develop their credibility in
future competition, what will be decisive for future competitive
architecture. Cutting edge examples from practice will be presented as
well as reflections on the subject from invited guests.
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