The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals. We facilitate critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education.
Habits of the Anthropocene
Habits of the Anthropocene calls for the examination of suppressed voices, indigenous and feminist thinking and queer theory. All of which bring a new dimension to utopianism, capitalism and consumerism. Within this call we ask scholars to embrace uncertainty through digital and manual forms of making, engagement with virtual and physical spaces and artistic and scientific endeavors that span multiple disciplines and weave together old and new knowledge.
Practitioners will be asked to offer disruptive making practices, experimental computation, ways of growing and emotionally connecting with the non-human, be it biological or artificial as well as theoretical thinking surrounding the challenges created by the human species. Critically examining these ideas is an essential component of imagining a future beyond the statuesque.
The 2023 ACADIA conference will be held in person at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning in Denver, CO and will feature peer-reviewed, juried, and curated content, as well as keynotes and panel discussions.