Parallelism in Architecture, Environment And Computing Techniques (PACT)

The theme of Parallelism in Architecture, Environment and Computing Techniques (PACT) 2016 explores the relations between computational design in architecture, organizational and global, ever-changing and pervasive contexts. PACT 2016 aims to gather practitioners and researchers interested in investigating and improving the state of practice of computational design software in the architectural discourse, where practicing design computing experts can explain the challenges they face in their day-to-day practices, and collectively induce an impact on the future of the field.

PACT 2016 is organized by The University of East London (UEL), in collaboration with the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK) institution. The conference represents an important forum for computational and digital architecture research that reconciles parallelism in different architectural and computing discourses, and provokes discussion in state-of-the-art themes and contemporary topics such as high performance computing, big data, advanced fabrication technologies and tectonics, but also theory and critical interpretation.

The conference theme of “parallelity” also aims to explores and celebrates the diversity and complexity of the computational discourse. Multiple parallels, yet interacting streams of research which are shaping the contemporary debate will be discussed in six sessions. Every session will be introduced with a keynote lecture by an internationally recognised speaker. The conference aims to generate debate and knowledge exchange between these articulated, multiple discourses and ideas.