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Event catch-up: Technology is the answer, but what was the question?

Published 25 May 2018

Catch up with audio recordings of a series of events considering this provocation by architect Cedric Price. Hear from architects, artists, designers, scientists, critics and academics exploring how technology can challenge, interrogate, and contribute to contemporary architectural practice.

  • What are digital innovations doing to our cities?

    Catch up with this panel discussion exploring the impact of today’s technologies on architecture.

  • Are we approaching a digital building culture?

    Hear how architects Gramazio Kohler combine building design with robotic technology and innovative material research.

  • Exploring the city's blanket of digital networks

    Catch up with this talk from architect and engineer Carlo Ratti, discussing how layers of digital information are radically transforming our cities and lives.

  • Automation, gender and labour: what next?

    This panel discussion explores how architecture and robotisation can help create inclusive, liveable, socially aware cities that embrace the full gender spectrum.

  • What will we build in outer space?

    Catch up with this panel discussion on extra-terrestrial architecture and the questions it raises.


    • Visit Invisible Landscapes

      Until March 2019

      Discover more about how digital technologies are transforming our lives and everyday environments in a series of projects inside the RA’s new Architecture Studio.

      In the first project, Barcelona-based architecture practice MAIO are interrogating the impact of smart technologies, sharing economy platforms and apps on domestic spaces and how these may be altering the meaning of home. Explore the home as not simply an isolated space but part of a wider system where the boundaries between public and private, urban and domestic spheres are blurred.

      Invisible Landscapes: Home (Act I) by MAIO

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