Category: Lectures

Presenting at Architectural Machines symposium, AA

Posted by on February 24, 2009

Co-ordinated by Marie-Ange Brayer (FRAC Center Orleans) and Claudia Pasquero (AA INTER10/ecoLogicStudio), this symposium was inspired by the YOUNIVERSE exhibition curated by M-A Brayer in Seville for the BIACS3 and by research work done in the AA by various undergraduate units and postgraduate programs. I presented the work of Krets, in which I put focus to the fact that the concepts explored in the symposium are as valid during collaborative project development as in the final proposal.

The final panel was moderated by Brett Steele, director of AA.

“The relationship between architecture and science has been evolving throughout history mainly reflecting the ever-changing relationship between society and nature. The last century was shaken by a sudden jump in human’s understanding of his surrounding environment: from an intuitive/philosophical/mathematical understating of complexity and the turbulent dynamic of natural processes we moved into a measurable, material one; supported by our ever-increasing computational power we can now feel, measure, read and visualize complexity; this condition has allowed a direct material engagement with dynamic processes to escape the restricted field of science and permeate society at many levels. In architecture the effect is becoming evident and, most of all, nuanced: from purely metaphorical and figurative the new relationship between architecture and science is emerging as material and, ultimately, prototypical.

Moreover the ‘material’ of architecture has radically expanded its meaning, incorporating aspects that are virtual, potential, dynamic, and informational: we can now perhaps define this expansion as the most noticeable and important effect of computation in architecture and design. The symposium should present this emerging diverse palette of ‘material’ approaches indicating strands of research that are redefining both the relationship between science and architecture and between architecture and the architect itself.”

Excerpt from symposium brief

Architecture and Technology, drivers for innovation, lecture 3/12 2008

Posted by on December 4, 2008

Background image parametric variations in the PARCEL project

Background image PARCEL parametric variations

As part of the education for engineers focusing on component design,  I talked on the topic of Architecture and Technology at the University of Jönköping. The lecture was divided in two parts. In the firs half, I presented Swedish and international references of work in the field of parametric design as well as industrial production and Building Information Modeling. In the second half, I presented two Krets projects, and my own continued research based on these projects, as part of my licientiate thesis. Later the same day, I had another presentation for Design students from Jönköping and Växjö, at the office of Vandalorum in Värnamo.

Presentation at Bauhaus Weimar 20081018

Posted by on October 23, 2008

Background image unfolded models from thesis

Background image unfolded models from thesis

The workshop Artistic Research / Forschung durch Kunst und Design on October 17th-18th was part of the start up of a new art and design based PhD program at the Bauhaus Research School in Weimar. I was invited to present my licentiate thesis, as one of a number of speakers, including directors of similar research programs from schools like the Bartlett and Politecnico di Milano as well as researchers from these an other institutions.

Many of the presentations were interesting, in particular Jonathan Hill´s presentation of the importance of the drawing, and his own PhD by design as a starting point of the PhD program by design at the Bartlett School of Architecture (again reminding me of the importance of his Illegal Architect project and book to me, as a key reference in particular to my ideas on integration of discourse and project). Jonathan also made a distinction between drawing ideas and drawing appliances, to which I posed the question of drawing appliances that draws ideas. We never concluded that discussion, but to me it is interesting to see the his ideas around the importance of the conceptual architectural project, and I do not want to dispute, but rather continue into the practice based developments of projects that also make discourse, or perhaps ideas around 2nd order system development that is deployed to have a particular effect.

Presentation at White Architects 21/10 2008

Posted by on October 23, 2008

Background image parametric variations of PARCEL

Background image parametric variations of PARCEL

I was invited to White Architects to present my licentiate thesis and thoughts around parametric design on October 21st, as part of a workshop discussing ways forward in the working with Building Information Modelling and use of digital design systems. Very interesting afternoon, and I am happy to be part of yet another exchange between different practitioners.

Past lectures

Posted by on July 2, 2008

Listing past presentations and lectures.


Architectural Prototypes, lecture at the Artistic Research workshop, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Parametric Design for Innovation, lecture at White Architects, Stockholm

Prototypes and Parametric Devices, lecture, KTH-A

Visualisering, simulering, prototyper och byggnadsinformatik inom arkitektur, lecture, University of Trollhättan


Architecture and Technology: Drivers for Innovation, lecture at the University of Jönköping.

Operative Representation and digital techniques, lecture in 2nd year, KTH-A.

Design based research and the production of effect, lecture at Metropolis Lab, Copenhagen.

Prototypes in Architectural Design, lecture at Mejan Labs, Stockholm.

Architecture InFormation, presentation at the Creative within Constrains seminar at Columbia University, New York City.


Establishing Spaces of Communication, lecture at the Städelschule Online Group, Frankfurt.

Material Remediations: SplineGraft, lecture at Architectural Association, London

Architecture and Technology: Contemporary Phenomena, lecture at the University of Jönköping.

Arkitektens roll i industriellt byggande, lecture for Swedish Association of Architects.

Representation as Design Instrument, lecture at Visual Forum 2006, Gothenburg.

Material Remediations, lecture at Architectural Association, London, with Pablo Miranda.

Bostäder byggda med volymelement, report for Boverket, with SSARK.


Fabrication as Design Strategy and Operation, lecture Design Amok course, Konstfack, Stockholm.

Design-driven Research and Research-driven Design, lecture 4th year, Konstfack, Stockholm.

Streaming Architecture Projective Space, presentation Space and Perception Symposius, Rixc, Riga, Latvia.

Volumetric Housing Units, presentation of ongoing research project at City Council and the Swedish Association of Architects, with Ylva Gunterberg Ädelqvist.

PARCEL, presentation Dorkbot_STHLM seminar, CRAC, with Krets.

PARCEL, presentation Design på Gång seminar Kulturhuset Stockholm, with Krets.

Prototypes: Tools for Design and Innovation, lecture IT University, Stockholm.

Inducing Uncertainty: Performative Prototypes and Collaborative Environments, lecture, Chalmers School of Architecture, Gothenburg.


Communicative Spaces, lecture RMI Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm (2004-2005).

Research Based Design – Design Based Research, presentation at research seminar, KTH-A, with Krets.

Performative Prototypes, lecture 2nd year Crash Course, KTH-A.


Prototypical Diagrams, lecture Diagram Tectonics course, KTH-A.


Operative Representation, lecture 1st year (2002-2005), KTH-A.

Remediation as operation and strategy within architectural design development, 2005

Posted by on October 1, 2005

This paper dwells on the notion of remediation in relation to collaborative spaces of design development and production within the Krets research group. The term implies the transformation of a material by shift of media, in which some characteristics native to the former remains in the later.

Paper presented at the Research Spaces conference at the Bartlett + the Slade, London

PARCEL – Developing Performative Prototypes in Architectural Design, 2005

Posted by on September 1, 2005

This paper defines a field of operation for recently initiated research project Prototype development within architecture , through the activity of the Krets research group and by references in related fields. Key issues are how the prototype transgresses borders between design, production and performance and how it can act as a protocol of communication, internal and external to the design process.

Paper presented at the Joining Forces conference at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.