LASER Talks: Adaptation and Space
29.4.2021 at 18:00 – 20:00 EET, Find your timezone here!
Join us virtually at Aalto University for four interesting presentations and a discussion on the theme of Adaptation and Space: the transformation of the contemporary environment and its challenges: the social, the infrastructural, the technological, the sensory, the virtual, the built and the unbuilt.
- Oğuzhan Gençoğlu
- Friederike Landau
- Constantinos Miltiadis and
- Shubhangi Singh.
The event is moderated by Pia Fricker, Professor for Computational Methodologies in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, and Constantinos Miltiadis, doctoral candidate in Architecture and Design from Aalto University.
Can we agree on what space is? Concepts, definitions and interpretations of space and of spatiality are essentially how we construct the world and by extent how we create means to intervene into that world, with our day-to-day practices. ‘Space’ thus accumulates plural constructs, poetic artifices that we collectively produce and reproduce through time, within our cultures, our sciences, our arts. Through the dimension of time, these are the spaces that serve as vehicles for adaptation and transformation, from the scale of the individual to that of collective societies and of the environment at large.
Under the theme ‘Adaptation and Space’ this LASER Talk at Aalto University will intersect different practices and discourses as heterogeneous but complementary articulations of ‘space’, that address, operate on and contribute, in different ways and capacities, to the transformation of the contemporary environment and its challenges: the social, the infrastructural, the technological, the sensory, the virtual, the built and the unbuilt. More information about the event and speakers on Aalto University website: https://www.aalto.fi/en/events/laser-talks-adaptation-and-space
Aalto University joined the community of LASER hosts in January 2021. The Aalto LASER-team (Laura Beloff, Pia Fricker, Koray Tahiroglu, Nitin Shawney, Kirsi Peltonen, Ksenia Kaverina) decided to have a continuous theme of Adaptation throughout the year; this focus-topic is investigated from diverse perspectives within the four LASER Talks in 2021. The first talk Adaptation and Bodies in Context focused on critical questions concerning human evolution, our abilities to adapt to the future conditions and understand models produced by sciences, as well as on the topical questions of changes in our lives, attitudes and expectations impacted by the pandemic.
You can watch the recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HECZ5UtXDKM.
Partners: Aalto University and Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST)
The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks