Feral Architecture: A framework for integration of research, education and practice
The presentation will focus on the design practice, research and student’s work created within a single conceptual and organizational framework. Some of the most recent production from 4of7 Architecture will be showcased to provide basis for the discussion on the plausible future of architectural education. The debate will be based on the following topics: applying computational logic to thinking about spatial organisation and construction (through both analogue and digital means), developing a better understanding of material properties (i.e. elasticity) with the use of digital tools, learning through hands-on building experiments and making prototypical models, and acquiring transferable knowledge rather than technical skills.
Dr. Djordje Stojanovic is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Belgrade and founder of 4of7 Architecture, a framework for integration of research, education and practice. His research interests include the notion of adaptability across two distinct levels, one related to the built environment and the other to design workflows. Central to Stojanovic’s research is the construction of large scale, prototypical models which incorporate the use of computational logic and experimentation with the properties of building materials. He has published a number of peer reviewed papers and presented in conferences in Europe and Asia. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Adaptive Principles in Architectural Design: Analogue, Performative and Prototypical Models”. Since 2007, Dr. Djordje Stojanovic has been teaching Design Studio Courses and Theory Seminars at the Masters level, with emphasis on a research based approach to learning. His educational agenda is focused on the investigation of novel and versatile spatial organizations arising from the contemporary social, cultural, economic and environmental conditions.