The sg2012 Workshop was a response to the challenge "Material Intensities." Spaces and boundaries are abundant with vibration, fluctuating intensities, shifting gradients and flows. The materials that define them are in a continual state of becoming. Material Intensities strives to energize our digital design prototypes and infuse them with material behavior.
This year’s SmartGeometry Workshop was a unique creative cauldron attracting attendees from across the world of academia, professional practice as well as many of the brightest students. The workshop was open to 100 applicants who come together for four intensive days of design and collaboration.
After four intense days of innovative work, the Talkshop Day offered an opportunity for critical reflection on what has been accomplished in the Workshop. The Talkshop Day provided an opportunity to share perspectives, open debates, pose questions, challenge orthodoxies, and propose new ideas.
The Symposium Day was an opportunity to listen to some of the leading practitioners of the day. Invited keynote speakers showcased major projects and research from around the globe that are at the leading edge of digital design. They brought an expanded view to the sg2012 Challenge. The Symposium provided a unique opportunity for attendees to hear insights into the challenges ahead for the discipline.