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Digital futures: Is the future of European buildings smart?


Thursday 22 November 2018
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Chiara Tonelli, Scuole Innovative, Casoria, Italy, 2016

Image courtesy of Chiara Tonelli

A discussion exploring the impact digital technologies are having on the construction industry and the new possibilities they offer.

One of the considerable challenges that contemporary society faces alongside the shift to renewable energy consumption, is that of the digital transition. Today, technology advances at a never-before seen pace, transforming the ways we visualise and understand the world, and providing new tools for designing and building architecture.

In this talk, architect Chiara Tonelli will discuss how our homes, which ought to mirror an evolving society, are seemingly not responding to the digital changes affecting our daily lives. Tonelli points out that societal changes such as an increase of one-person households, nomadic workers, and people living in urban areas call for new ways of experiencing our cities.

She will be joined by Massimo Riggio of The Nice Group who will address the ways in which our homes are being altered by home automation technologies and how these approaches are predicted to become more prevalent in the future. Riggio and The Nice Group see home automation systems as the future of home living, and they key to simplifying our lives and offering new and unexpected solutions to more immediate issues.

Join our participants and hear them discuss the latest innovations in smart technology and how these can be applied in the construction industry.

This event is organised by the Italian Trade Agency.

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Thursday 22 November 2018

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£15, £9