Invited Lectures

INTERNATIONAL

  • Presenter: Session 4, Cosvard 2019 2nd International Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development, Culture – Accessible responsive community simulations for Smart Villages in Assam, Guwahati, India, 2-4 December 2019
  • Chair: Session 1, Cosvard 2019 2nd International Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development, Housing – Resilience, Guwahati, India, 2-4 December 2019
  • Speech at opening ceremony, Cosvard 2019 2nd International Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development, International Perspective, Guwahati, India, 2-4 December 2019
  • Jury Member for Expositon and Design Competition, Symposium of the joint International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and Structural Membranes, Objects from the domain of membrane, shell and spatial structures, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 October 2019
  • Plenary Lecture, Symposium of the joint International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and Structural Membranes – Form and Force, Antoni Gaudí: architect and structural artist, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 October 2019
  • Invited facilitator and examiner, Digital Futures Conferenece: A 3-Day PhD Progam, Digital Design Theory, Shanghai, China, 12-14 July 2019
  • Guest speaker at Workshop, Lecture and Research Colloquium, Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Public Places, Santiago, Chile, 21-31 August 2018.
  • Lessons for Urban Futures, Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia (IaaC), Winter Lecture Series 2016, Tuesday 16th February 2016. [Link]
  • 34 Years in Spatial Modeling of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, La Corporación Gaudí de Triana, Public Lecture, Friday 20th November 2015.
  • Completing Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica: lessons for urban futures, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Avda, Public Lecture, Thursday 19th November 2015. [Link]
  • Antoni Gaudí and his Role in Forming a Traditional Craft and Digital Culture Continuum, Kyoto University, International Conference on Culture and Computing 2015, Sunday 18th October 2015. [Link]
  • The Digital Potential of Antoni Gaudi’s Singular Approach to Design, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Sciame Lecture Series: Gaudi’s Unfinished Masterpiece: Sagrada Familia Church, Thursday 20th November 2014. [Link]
  • Designing Beyond One’s Lifetime: Antoni Gaudí and His “Design Schema” for Continuing Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Basílica, Arkitera Architecture Centre, ARKIMEET 2014, Wednesday 19th November 2014. [Link]
  • Completing Gaudí’s Sagrada FamÌlia Basílica: Working with tradition and innovation, argos in Cappadocia, Public Lecture, Monday 17th November 2014. [Link]
  • Meeting the Challenges of Completing Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basílica, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Friends Lecture Series 2014-15, Thursday 13th November 2014. [Link]
  • Tangible versus intangible materiality: interpreting Gaudí and the colliding forces of traditional and innovative construction, European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA), ENHSA-EAAE International Conference 2014 – ‘What’s the Matter?: Materiality and Materialism at the Age of Computation’, Saturday 6th September 2014. [Link]
  • Towards (or away from) digital freeform?, International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering (IABSE) – British Group, Henderson Colloquium 2014: Digital Design, Thursday 10th July 2014. [Link]
  • Automata and Action: Digital identity and the mason’s mark, Princeton School of Architecture, Anonymous: Princeton School of Architecture Conference, Saturday 9th November 2013. [Link]
  • From virtual to actual: From screen to site. From human to robot. From multiple potentials to an actualised form (Q&A Panel Discussion), The Bartlett, University College London, Smart Geometry 2013: Constructing for Uncertainty – Sg2013 Talkshop, Friday 19th April 2013. [Link]
  • Gaudí’s Sagrada Família as a site for parametric thinking, California Polytechnic State University, Cal Poly Hearst Lecture Series – Spring 2013, Friday 12th April 2013. [Link]
  • Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica as site for ‘deep practice’, University of Southern California School of Architecture, USC Spring Lecture Series, Wednesday 10th April 2013. [Link]
  • The ‘new’ mathematics of architecture and Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica, Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Matematica e Cultura – 2013, Saturday 23rd March  2013. [Link]
  • Gaudí + the 4th Dimension, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, School of Architecture Lecture, Wednesday 14th November 2012. [Link]
  • Gaudí’s Resurrection, MIT School of Architecture + Planning, SMArchS Colloquium – 2012, Monday 1st October 2012. [Link]
  • Completing Iglesia La Sagrada Família: A geometrical and graphical challenge, McGill University, 15th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics (ICGG) Montreal 2012, Saturday 4th August 2012.
  • Scripting the Future, School of Architecture, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, CAADRIA 2012: Beyond Codes and Pixels, Thursday 26th April 2012.
  • Scripting Cultures: Gaudí and Scripting Cultures: The Third Policeman, two invited lectures, Institute for Advanced Architecture for Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona, Spain, 14 and 16 November 2011.
  • Invited lecture, Kick Off for International Concrete Design Competition, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), BK City, Oostserre, The Netherlands, 6 October 2011. [Link]
  • Invited lecture, School of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 7-9 March 2011.
  • The Completion of the Sagrada Família, Material XPerience 2011, Utrecht, Holland, 8 February 2011.
  • Invited lecture, The Future of Technology Conference, Taubman College, University of Michigan, 24 September 2010 [Link]
  • Materialisation of Ideas in an Age of Digital Production, Invited lecture, Institut fur Kunst und Architecktur, Vienna, Austria, 22 March 2010.
  • Analogue Parametrics and Material Performance, Invited lecture at Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 March 2010.
  • Bone from Stone. Invited lecture at Synapses Speeches, Computation, Robotic, Neurobiology, Philosophy… and Incidentally Architecture Conference, Le Laboratoire, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Paris, 16 February 2010.
  • Opening workshop at ARUP Design School, Singapore 20 November, 2009.
  • Gaudí and the Sagrada Família: new challenges for architects and engineers in the 21st Century”, School of Architecture, University of Kassel, Germany, 12 November 2008.
  • Address to Textile Tectonics, symposium to be held at the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 8 November 2008.
  • Gaudí Unseen.  Invited lecture delivered on the occasion of the Gaudí Unseen exhibition at Arkitekturmuseet Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 November 2008.
  • Gaudí Unseen.  Invited lecture delivered on the occasion of the Gaudí Unseen exhibition at Deutsche Werkstatten Hellerau GmbH, Dresden, Germany, 10 April 2008.
  • Gaudí Unseen.  Invited lecture delivered on the occasion of the Gaudí Unseen exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt, Germany, 14 September 2007.
  • Invited lecture, University of East London, 8 October 2007.
  • Innovation in Architecture: The Sagrada Família Case at the 10th European PLM Forum, IBM and Dassault Systèmes, Paris, 9 November 2006.
  • The New Studio, RMIT School of Architecture and Design Alumni event, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), Kuala Lumpur, October 2006.
  • Gaudí and a Fourth Dimension through Implied Animation. Antoni Gaudí Architecture and Art Exhibition, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Taipei, 16 September 2006.
  • What is digital architecture?, invited lecture, School of Architecture, The Bartlett, London, UK, March 2006.
  • Invited seminar, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Canada, March 2006.
  • Invited lecture, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, 27 April 2005.
  • After Gaudí.  Invited lecture to architecture students, University of Liverpool, UK, September 2004.
  • Hybrid Activity: Combining Traditional and Digital Ppractice.  Address to Building Centre Trust, London, UK, September 2004.
  • Paramorph and Gaudí’s Sagrada Família, Gehry Technologies Architecture and Digital Integration Symposium, London, UK, September 2004.
  • The Blob and Gaudí, (Berlage Institute, hosted by Barcelona University, Spain) April 2004.
  • Non Standard Architecture Exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, December 2003. Invited speaker at opening conference.
  • Non Standard Architecture Exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris, invited speaker at opening conference, December 2003.
  • Liquid Stone, Animation Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2003.
  • Parametric Design and the Sagrada Família Passion Façade, Invited address, Bentley Users Conference, Atlantic city, USA, May 2002.
  • Doppo Gaudí, Milan Polytechnic, Italy (via 3x ISDN hook-up from HKPU Hong Kong), November 2000.
  • Aprés Gaudí, Ecole Especial d’Architecture, Paris, France, 2000.
  • Gaudí Computer – Computing Gaudí, Inaugural address to the Jornades Gaudinistes (International Gaudí conference), TU Delft, November 2000.
  • Arquitectura, Matematica, y la Geometría, University of the Basque Country, Spain, May 2000.
  • Gaudí i l’ambient de CAD, UPC Barcelona, Spain, April 2000.
  • After Gaudí, Mackintosh School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2000.
  • Learning from Gaudí: Design and Construction, ARUP, London, UK, November 1999.
  • Gaudí, Manipal School of Architecture, Mangalore, India, 1998.
  • Gaudí and the Sagrada Família Church, GhK 1998.
  • Contemporary Issues in Completing the Sagrada Família Church, National Museum of History, Taiwan 1998.
  • Gaudí and Ruled Surface Geometry, Budapest College of Architects, Hungary 1997.
  • Gaudí!, Copenhagen Royal School of Architecture, Denmark 1996.
  • Between Surface and Substance: The Meaning Behind Gaudí’s Surface Description, University of Kyoto, Japan, November 1995.
  • Is Parametric Design a Design Paradigm?, Invited audience: Frank O Gehry and Associates, Los Angeles, USA, August 1995.
  • Best-fit Solutions to Loose-fit Surface Representation, Invited audience: Arup and Associates, Architects and Engineers, London, UK, July 1995.
  • Estereometria en La Sagrada Família y el Uso del Ordenador, International Conference of Gaudí Studies, Centro de Estudios Gaudinistas, Col.legi D’Arqitectes de Catalunya i Baleares, Spain, September 1994.
  • Gaudí and the Hidden Years, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 1993.
  • CAD/CAM as Mediator Between Conception and Production, School of Architecture, Cambridge University, UK, November 1991.
  • The Third State: Architectural Dilemmas within Nations in Decline, School of Architecture, Turin University, Italy, May 1991.
  • Gaudí versus the Computer, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands, May 1991.
  • The Sagrada Família Church and Rationalist Constructs, School of Architecture, Cambridge University, UK, November 1990.
  • The Work of Antoni Gaudí, Robert Gordon School of Architecture, Aberdeen University, Scotland, November 1988.

NATIONAL (Australia and New Zealand)

  • Guest speaker, 6th Optimising Health Environments Forum, Transformational change through design, Melbourne, Australia, 16 October 2019.
  • Panel Member, Melbourne Planning Summit, Smart Melbourne – The Impact of Technology Disruption and Innovative Thinking on Melbourne Planning, Melbourne, Australia, 18 July 2019
  • Guest speaker, Victorian Division of ATSE New Fellows Presentation, Interpreting architect Antoni Gaudí’s disruption for our times: designing and building the future city through an amalgam of traditional and innovative craft, Melbourne, Australia, 4 July 2019.
  • Invited judge for “Best Residential Innovation, Young Smart Innovator, Smart Innovator”, Smart Cities 2019 conference – Smart Cities Awards, Melbourne, Australia, 30-31 May 2019
  • Moderated panel member, Smart Cities 2019 conference – Day 2, Urban Design: Designing Cities of the future, Melbourne, Australia, 30-31 May 2019
  • Guest speaker, Mornington Peninsula Society of ADFAS, Meeting the Posthumous Challenges of Completing Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Mornington Peninsula, Australia, 15 March 2019.
  • Invited participant at Neighbourlytics Workshop, Social Sustainability, Melbourne, Australia, 15 March 2019.
  • What does it take to be world class, Invited panel member, Swinburne Research Retreat Panel dicussion, Melbourne, Australia, 29th November 2018
  • How to benefit from engagement with our institutes, Invited panel member, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, Swinburne Research Conference, 10th May 2018
  • Australian Smart Communities (ASCA) Conference, Ensuring that our future cities anticipate and meet the needs of all smart cities with smart citizens, Melbourne, Australia, 10th May 2018. Invited speaker at opening conference.
  • Melbourne as a smart city, Invited panel member for “Future Focus Group Session”, Swinburne University of Technology, Innovation Precinct, Melbourne, Australia, 8th May 2018
  • Invited workshop participant, Austrade & Innovate UK: Future Cities Jam, Melbourne, Australia, 14 March 2018.
  • Guest speaker at Athenaeum Club, Smart Cities & Sagrada Família Basilica, Melbourne, Australia, 13 March 2018.
  • Gaudí, Cerdà and Big Data: Pre and Post Digital Infrastructure Challenges and OpportunitiesUniversity of Western Sydney, Digital Infrastructures and Economy International Symposium and Masterclasses, Wednesday 4th November 2015. [Link]
  • Towards 2026: off-site fabrication innovation emerging from completing Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2015 Utzon Lecture Series, Wednesday 12th August 2015. [Link]
  • Place as an Object of Design (Q&A Panel Discussion), Good Design Australia, 2015 Design As Strategy Forum, Thursday 28th May 2015. [Link]
  • Untangling Antoni Gaudí’s multidimensional mysteries, The University of Melbourne, The R Douglas Wright Lecture, Wednesday 15th October 2014. [Link]
  • Interpreting Gaudí: Drawing from our Past, Designing for the Future, Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ), ADNZ National Conference 2014, Friday 26th September 2014. [Link]
  • A tale of technology?: learning from ‘Old Europe’, Innovation Series: The Ideas Network, ‘Integrating green initiatives to create sustainable cities in Australia’, Monday 28th October 2013. [Link]
  • Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família and the art-science dialogue, The University of Sydney, Committee for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST) Lecture, Thursday 24th May 2012. [Link]
  • Dynamic Design, Presentation at Designing the Dynamic Symposium, RMIT University, 25 November 2011.
  • Arup Australasian Design School 2011, Invited to present and lead a design activity, Melbourne, Australia, 21 October 2011.
  • The Flexibility of Logic Programming: Parametrically Regenerating the Sagrada Família, conference presentation with Daniel David and Jane Burry, the 16th International Conference of the for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, Australia, 27-29 April 2011.
  • Embedded with Gaudí, RMIT Storey Hall, Melbourne, Australia, 8 April 2011.
  • Arquitectura sin Papel, School of Architecture, University of Wellington, New Zealand, 9 September 2010.
  • Invited talk, PTRI (Platform Technologies Research Institute, Melbourne, 31 August 2010.
  • Barcelona: Creative City Precincts, School of Architecture and Design, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand, 29 October 2009.
  • State of Design – Extremes Studio Review at RMIT University, 18 July 2009.
  • Design Lab: PLASTIC FUTURES at RMIT University, 18 July 2009.
  • Presentation to Customising Space Project Review/Colloquium at RMIT University, 30 July  2009.
  • After Dark, Brief presentation on the future of Architecture, State of Design Festival, Melbourne, Australia, 16 July 2009.
  • Design and Platform Technologies, Platform Technologies Research Institute Symposium.  at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 14 July 2009.
  • Gaudí Unseen – Completing the Sagrada Família as part of the National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Salvador Dalí Liquid Design, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium NGV International, Melbourne, 18 June, 2009.
  • Invited address to CHASS Research and Policy Dialogue, National Press Club, Canberra, Australia, 1 June 2009.
  • Failure, Public lecture, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 9 October 2008.
  • Design Education and Industry: Enriching the Nexus, within the convergent World Forum of the State of Design Capital Conference, Melbourne Museum from 16-18 July 2008.
  • Design, and the Pivotal Role of the Newly Formed Research Institute, Presentation to RMIT Founders Dinner, 12 June 2008.
  • Address to The Churchill Club, Melbourne, Australia, 15 May 2008.
  • Invited speaker, CHASS National symposium for the Directors of University-based Centres of Research, Melbourne, Australia, 3 September 2007.
  • Invited address, CHASS Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, 27 February 2007.
  • Invited lecture at Generative Components Workshop, Bentley Systems, Melbourne, 23 October 2006.
  • Architecture of Concurrent Engineering (with Richard Hough, ARUP) for RAIA Sydney Chapter Autumn Series, Sydney, Australia, 16 May 2006.
  • Presentation on current work to Terroir Architects, Sydney, Australia, August, 2005.
  • Presentation on current work to Grimshaw Jackson Architects, Melbourne, Australia, August 2005.
  • After Gaudí, School of Architecture, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. To coincide with exhibition Frantic – Digital Design and the Third Window. 15 April 2005.
  • SIAL Research at RMIT’s Design and Social Context Portfolio workshop, Recognising and Assessing University Research, Melbourne, Australia, December 2004.
  • After Gaudí: post digital collaboration, Creating the Collaborative Advantage Symposium, Box Hill TAFE: Keynote, July 2004
  • Address to Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development Design Seminar, June 2004.
  • 1:1 Seduction Symposium, Queensland University of Technology: Invited speaker, March 2004.
  • What do we mean by Design?  Panel member and invited lecture, University of Queensland Master’s Esquisse, Brisbane, Australia symposium 28 November 2003.
  • Invited speaker, Design Innovation and the National Economy Forum, Melbourne, Australia, 21 November 2003.
  • Guest speaker at Art Education Victoria Annual General Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 13 November 2003.
  • Invited address to Graduate Conference, UNITECH, Auckland, New Zealand, November 2003
  • Address to Annual General meeting of Art Education Victoria, Australia, November 2003.
  • Presentation to Design Innovation and the National Economy Forum, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Australia, November 2003.
  • Panel member OzCHI conference, University of Queensland, November 2003.
  • Antoni Gaudí’s Computational Legacy. Keynote address at Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments, University of Auckland, New Zealand, October 2003.
  • Interface between Researchers in University and Practice, AASA, University of Melbourne, Australia, September 2003.
  • Interaction Design and Design Interaction, OZeCulture conference July 2003.
  • Guest speaker and critic UNITEC Masters weekend, Auckland, New Zealand, 6-7 June 2003.
  • Guest speaker and critic, Architecture Reviews Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, Semesters 1 and 2 2003.
  • Lecture to the Catalan Club of Victoria, June 2002.
  • Lecture to the New Zealand Institute of Architecture (Wellington Chapter) for NZ Architecture week.
  • Gaudí, ADFAS, Week-long tour NSW March 2001.
  • Gaudí, ADFAS, Melbourne (South Yarra), Australia, 2000.
  • The Sagrada Família in Context with Gaudí’s Other Projects, Melbourne University, Australia, 1999.
  • Gaudí, ADFAS, Geelong 1998.
  • A Link between Free-form Design and the Buildable, Auckland Architectural Association, New Zealand, October 1995.
  • Must Masonry be Boring? Invited address to New Zealand Concrete Masonry Manufacturer’s AGM, Wellington, September 1995.
  • Recent Developments at the Sagrada Família Church, Architectural Centre, Wellington, New Zealand, August 1995.
  • The Catalan Modernisme and its Legacy 1900-1936, Academy for Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ August 1994.
  • The Catalan Renaissance 1850-1900, Academy for Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand, July 1994.
  • Spanish Architecture and Landscape, Victoria University Continuing Education, Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand, April 1994.
  • Artificial Stone and its use at the Temple Sagrada Família, Cement and Concrete Association, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 1993.
  • The Sagrada Família in Context with Gaudí’s Other Projects, Victoria University Continuing Education, Wellington, New Zealand, April 1993.
  • Some Reasons for Continuing the Sagrada Família, Academy for Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand, May 1992
  • A Price on Art: Patronage and Architecture, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, March 1992.

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