Future Storage: on digital preservation and data decay

Esta semana partilho uma vez mais o convite para seguirem a conferência de Maria Otero, sexta-feira, 24 de Fevereiro às 14h30, a terceira sessão do Ciclo de Internacional de Conferências – Architecture: Design and Research International Seminar – , dedicado às doutorandas e doutorandos da Universidade Lusófona, 

Porto e Lisboa, em articulação com as universidades de Manchester – Manchester School of Architecture – e Liubliana – Univerza Ljubljani, e aberto a todas e todos os interessados.

Title: Future Storage: on digital preservation and data decay 

Zoom link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/98897873155 | 14h30 CET -1 time (Portugal)

Sinopse:

The world is experiencing an unprecedented demand for data storage. Data centre capacity dictates the rhythms of everyday life. It is critical to fields such as planning, climate science, and healthcare and fundamental to delivering developments in AI, the Internet of Things,  and the Metaverse – which demand vast amounts of data stored for extended periods. As digital-data production is outpacing the scalability of today’s storage solutions, data centre architecture becomes a critical site of investment and innovation. This thriving industry, however, is dependent on extractivist practices and involves vast energy consumption, land occupation, and CO2 emissions. It is fuelled by outdated notions of progress and endless growth. As a result, creating these profit-driven digital worlds results in the degradation
of communities and ecosystems and puts the only world we all inhabit at risk. In this lecture we will explore alternative architecture paradigms for storing data.

About Marina Otero: 

Marina Otero Verzier holds a PhD in Architecture. She was the Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut and Director of Master in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Her curatorial practice includes projects such as the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016), the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018) and the 13th Shanghai Art Biennial (2021). She was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X (Columbia GSAPP). She has co-edited “Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series” (2016), “More-than-Human” (2020) and “Lithium: States of Exhaustion” (2021), among others. She has taught at ETSA Madrid, Royal College of Arts (London), Columbia University (New York), among others. In 2022 she won the 2022 Wheelwright Prize from Harvard Graduate School of Design with the proposal “Future Storage: Architectures to host the Metaverse”.

Tese 1 | Ciclo de Aulas Abertas

Título:

Contributo para uma reflexão no âmbito de Metodologias de Investigação de 3º Ciclo em Arquitectura – Universidade Lusófona

Resumo

#1 Pensar sobre maneiras de trabalho

#2 Pensar sobre questões do ambiente em volta

#3 Pensar, novamente, sobre maneiras de trabalho

João Soares

Arquitecto pela FAUP e doutorado pelo IUAV é professor associado no Departamento de Arquitectura_Escola de Artes da Universidade de Évora.

Director do Departamento de Arquitectura e Coordenador da Linha de Investigação em Arquitectura do CHAIA, dirigiu o programa de Doutoramento entre 2013 e 2020.

Desde o início do percurso de ensino na UÉvora, em 2004, integrou as diferentes equipas de construção dos Planos de Estudo e correspondentes relatórios (PERA) do Departamento de Arquitectura – do MI e PhD.

Comissário de exposições de Arquitectura: “Disegnare nelle Città”, com Álvaro Siza e Gabriele Basilico; “Siza, uma Malagueira plural”; “Polska Arkitectur”.

Traduz regularmente textos de crítica de Arquitectura do italiano para o português: “Contra a Arquitetura” (Caleidoscópio); “Mendes da Rocha uma Veneza imaginada” (Dafne).

Integra a programação da Rádio Antecâmara – projecto pioneiro de Pedro Campos Costa – onde realiza o programa “Memorial de Ares, experiências contadas do espaço”.

Colabora com o diário digital “Algarve Informativo”, onde é autor das “Memórias do Polvo”.

Enquadra a investigação que desenvolve no âmbito das relações entre prática e ensino/aprendizagem, convocando a fertilidade da experiência no acto de pensar e operar arquitectonicamente. As questões de processo e da relação entre o domínio racional e prático são centrais, ocupando a dimensão peripatética particular relevância.

International PhD Seminar 2022/23 – Architecture Design and Research

The PhD in Architecture from Lusófona University, Manchester School of Architecture and University of Ljubljana invites you to the Doctoral Class included in the International Seminar Architecture: Design and Research. The Seminar gather a series of online SEMINARS for researchers and postgraduate students organised by Prof Maria Rita Pais, Prof Ana Neiva, Prof Carlos Guimarães, Prof Dana Arnold, Prof. Tadeja Zupančič and Prof. Spela Hudnik. The seminars are a new research collaboration between the Manchester School of Architecture, the Universidade Lusófona and the University of Ljubljana.

This week: 27 January 2022 at 14:30 (Lisbon time)
Andrew Ballantyne – “Bassae and the Fled Gods”

Zoom link: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/98897873155

Please, feel invited to participate.

BACK TO HUMAN SCALE | International Meeting

The current context in which we live is one in which notions of emergency and crises, whether related to climate change, global pandemic, or the major questioning of values at a planetary scale, encourages us to pay more attention to ecological systems. Thinking in ecological terms can facilitate a re-alignement of our thoughts and actions at a scale where these phenomena are observed : the planet as a whole, oceans, air, land… The scale at which our daily lives unfold is being less and less explored, or else reduced to quantitative measures used to feed political and economic logic, reasoning, or agenda.

Would it be worth considering that the human scale also matters when ‘thinking ecologically’? Our hope is that doing so would invite us to take account of qualitative considerations, not only quantitative ones, and to seek wholistic comprehension rather than to be driven by anxiety. Therefore, the challenge of this meeting is the re-scaling of our thoughts at the human scale in order to ‘think ecologically’ for architecture, urbanism and landscapes.

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SENSORIAL WORKSHOP 2022

Temos o prazer de anunciar que a segunda sessão do SENSORIAL WORKSHOP já está com inscrições abertas.
Todos os doutorandos da LUSÓFONA estão convidados a participar gratuitamente dentro dos limites dos lugares disponíveis.
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