Open Structures

Conference on Data, Tools and Cultures in Research


Join us at the Open Structures Conference on 23rd and 24th November 2023 at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Darmstadt and explore how digitalization is reshaping data, tools and cultures in architecture, civil engineering and urban design. We are looking forward to innovative perspectives and discussions on sustainability in research. Organized by FID BAUdigital in cooperation with ICD Stuttgart, EDEK Kassel and DDS-Group from TU Delft. Participation is free of charge!

The advent of digitization has brought about significant changes in research on the built environment. Digital methods and technologies for manipulating data and matter are constantly being reconfigured, and with them our everyday practices of sharing, reusing and preserving data, tools and knowledge. Emerging approaches by international stakeholders to disclosure or non-disclosure of research-related data and tools have raised a pressing question for researchers regarding their position towards these developments.

OPEN STRUCTURES are needed to open up dynamic processes and interdisciplinary knowledge. The conference aims to foster the creation of interdisciplinary, open structures that can accommodate sustainable research in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and urbanism. By exploring data, tools and cultures, we aim to uncover transformative opportunities and chart a course toward a more sustainable future.

We are looking for novel perspectives that can create sustainable, flexible and adaptable infrastructures for data collection, processing, interpretation, exploration and dissemination.

The conference can be attended free of charge.

Technical University of Darmstadt
Campus Lichtwiese
Department of Architecture (L3|01)
Faculty-Room (R 51, Groundfloor)
El-Lissitzky-Straße 1
64287 Darmstadt

This conference is organized by FID BAUdigital (Roger Winkler, Chris Dähne, Andreas Noback, Stephan Tittel) together with the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) from University of Stuttgart, Department of Experimental Digital Design and Construction (EDEK) from University of Kassel and the interdisciplinary flagship project The New Open of the Design, Data, and Society Group at Delft University of Technology as well as our infrastructural partner NFDI4Ing with the Community Cluster 45 “architecture, civil and environmental engineering”.

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Funded by DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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