WORKiNG MODELS FORUM
MAY 8th-10th, 2014 · McGILL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
FACILITY FOR ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH IN MEDIA AND MEDIATION
The Working Models Forum is a coordinated set of panel discussions, presentations, a prototyping charette, and an exhibition that brings together scholars and practitioners to focus on the nature, status, and productivity of our inventive capacity to meaningfully reconfigure the world and to make things. These events take place over 3 days, May 8-10, 2014 at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
A shift has occurred across architectural discourse from concerns of a formal nature to those of an informational nature, as seen in the proliferation of models such as the biological, parametric, environmental and economic. These conceptual and operative models generate a methodological challenge situated at the interface of knowledge production and making that is predominantly enabled by computational technologies and coincides with the imperative to innovate, fabricate and continually evolve. The issues addressed via these events are driven by the pressing need to consider rapid technological development and the opacity of contemporary technics in relation to our ability to imaginatively and collectively consider the limiting and enabling impacts of technics on our ability to judge, invent, and act together.