Museum of Architecture, Wrocław has become perfect background for discussion about design tools which are used nowadays by designers. During the international conference Shapes of logic, which has been placed in Wrocław in March 13th-15th, 2015, students and lecturers from Greece, USA, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Canada, France, Netherlands and Poland showed us their presentation about parametric design. The conference was the biggest event of this kind in Poland (almost 100 participants). The conference was organized by students research group of digital fabrication LabDigiFab (www.labdigifab.com) and Student’s government of the Faculty of Architecture in Wrocław. Shapes of logic showed similar level of knowledge about parametric design in participants countries. This phenomenon allows to put Polish academic centers on an equal footing with foreign centers. A lot of interest and positive opinions about Shapes of logic encourage organizers to reissue Shapes of logic conference and workshops in 2016.
Three days conference program primarily included student academic presentations, which have been enriched by lectures of foreign guests like: Volker Mueller, Robert Vierlinger or co-founders of Italian group Code-it – Alessio Erioli & Andrea Graziano. We cannot forget about Polish representatives of parametric design including Mateusz Zwierzycki or Michał Piasecki.
Participants, guests and organizers evening meetings had been turned into all night discussions which resulted in establishing design and academic research cooperation. An innovative approach to make a discussion was oxford debate which took place on Friday. Participants began to exchange their opinions on theme: Do we need (virtual) reality? The debate was conducted by Prof. Aleksander Asanowicz from Białystok University of Technology. Discussion between two sides led to surprising conclusions which we are going to present here on next article.
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