Living Architectures Workshop 2017

ECAL 2017 • Lyon, France • 4 – 8 September 2017

ECAL, the European Conference on Artificial Life, is a biennial scientific gathering supported by the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL)


Martin Hanczyc (University of Trento, Italy)

Andy Adamatzky (UWE, Bristol, UK)

Barbara Imhof (LIQUIFER, Austria)
Juan Nogales (ISBE, Spain)

Workshop schedule

9:45-10:15 Introduction by Martin Hanczyc and Barbara Imhof

10:15-10:45 Molly Hogle, Barbara Imhof, Waltraut Hoheneder (LIQUIFER Systems Group, Austria) "Living Inhabitation Systems for Buildings on and off the Planet"

10:45-11:00 Short break

11:00-11:30  Louise Magbunduku and Kyle Harrington (University of Idaho, USA) "Dynamic Habitat Construction Through Evolving 3D Swarms"

11:30-12:00 Katia Zolotovsky and Christine Ortiz (Department of Architecture, MIT, USA) "Synthetic Morphogenesis: Design and Computation with Biologically Active Materials"

12:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:00 Heiko Hamann, Mohammad Divband Soorati, Mary Katherine Heinrich, Daniel Nicolas Hofstadler, Igor Kuksin, Frank Veenstra, Mostafa Wahby, Stig Anton Nielsen, Sebastian Risi, Tomasz Skrzypczak, Payam Zahadat, Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Kasper Stoy, Thomas Schmickl, Serge Kernbach and Phil Ayres (Institute of Computer Engineering, University of Lubeck, Germany) "Flora robotica - An Architectural System Combining  Living Natural Plants and Distributed Robots"

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 Pavlina Vardoulaki (DesignMorphin, NY, USA) "Collapsing Emergence"

16:30 -17:30 Discussions and closure
17:30- Welcome cocktail