Lecture Series: Dr Matias Del Campo, University of Michigan

Two cross sections of AI generated buildings

Tectonics of the Latent Space - Designing with Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday 6th December 2023 1pm, Reilly Room

Live Lecture screening with Q and A, Introduced by Dr Carlos Medel Vera

This is a Hybrid lecture which can be watched live on Zoom if you cannot join us, click here to register

In this lecture, Matias del Campo provides some thoughts on the ontology of Artificial intelligence and its relationship to architectural production. Oscillating between aspects of wicked problems (aesthetics, agency, authorship, inspiration, creativity) and tamed problems (analysis, feature recognition, prediction), this lecture paints a picture as of how architecture might operate in a posthuman design environment.


Dr. Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer, and educator. He is an Associate Professor at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, director of the  AR2IL   – The Architecture and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at UoM, and affiliate faculty member of Michigan Robotics and MIDAS (Michigan Institute of Data Science). Matias del Campo is the co-founder of the architecture practice SPAN. Their award-winning architectural designs are informed by advanced geometry, computational methodologies, and philosophical inquiry. Most recently, he published the AD Machine Hallucinations – Architecture and Artificial Intelligence with Wiley and his book Neural Architecture – Design and Artificial Intelligence with ORO editions. 

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