conference on data,
tools and cultures
in research


Abstract deadline: June 01st, 2023
Extended abstract deadline: June 15th, 2023
Selection confirmation: July 01st, 2023

Conference: November 23rd–24th, 2023


Technical University of Darmstadt
Campus Lichtwiese
Department of Architecture (L3|01)
Faculty-Room (R 51)
El-Lissitzky-Straße 1
64287 Darmstadt

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The advent of digitization has brought about significant changes in research on the built environment. Digital methods and technologies for manipulating data and matter are constantly being reconfigured, and with them our everyday practices of sharing, reusing and preserving data, tools and knowledge. Emerging approaches by international stakeholders to disclosure or non-disclosure of research-related data and tools have raised a pressing question for researchers regarding their position towards these developments.

OPEN STRUCTURES are needed to open up dynamic processes and interdisciplinary knowledge. The conference aims to foster the creation of interdisciplinary, open structures that can accommodate sustainable research in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and urbanism. By exploring data, tools and cultures, we aim to uncover transformative opportunities and chart a course toward a more sustainable future.

We are looking for novel perspectives that can create sustainable, flexible and adaptable infrastructures for data collection, processing, interpretation, exploration and dissemination.

The conference can be attended free of charge.


THURSDAY, 23.11.2023 (DAY 1)

14:00–14:20 | Welcome words and introduction


Session Introduction
Tobias Schwinn (University of Stuttgart), Andreas Noback (TU Darmstadt)

HBIM data
process, difficulties, chances and changes
Ilka Viehmann (HTWK Leipzig)

Research infrastructures and architectural thinking →
Architecture Research Stage
Ferdinand List (UdK Berlin) & Michael Dürfeld (TU Berlin)

An openly accessible database on physical measurement models in civil engineering →
experiences, challenges and obstacles
Baris Wenzel & Eberhard Möller (HKA Karlsruhe), Benjamin Schmid & Christiane Weber (University of Innsbruck)

From fragmentation to integration →
Institute Wide Research Data Management in Structural Engineering
Julian Unglaub, Hendrik Jahns & Klaus Thiele (TU Braunschweig) 

Session Discussion
all participants of the session

18:00 | KEYNOTE

Jakob Beetz
Professor of Design Computation
Faculty of Architecture | RWTH Aachen University

FRIDAY, 24.11.2023 (DAY 2)


Session Introduction
Andrea Rossi (University of Kassel), Roger Winkler (TU Darmstadt)

Collective Documentation
Analyzing Environmental Degradation
Yevhenia Berchul, Katja Knecht, Olaf Mumm & Vanessa Miriam Carlow (TU Braunschweig)

Integrated Process
Advancing Point Cloud Processing and NURBS Modeling
Daria Dordina, Zaqi Fathis, Cyrill Milkau & Daniel Lordick (TU Dresden)

Software environments for computational architecture
the challenges of experiential learning
Nadja Gaudillière-Jami (TU Darmstadt)

Session Discussion
all participants of the session

13:00–14:00 | Guided Tour through the Faculty of Architecture


Session Introduction
Dennis Pohl (TU Delft), Chris Dähne (Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., TU Darmstadt)

Hybrid Co-Creation
Phygitalizing computational urban planning
Viktoria Sandor (University of Innsbruck)

Architectural Mathematics for Parametric Design
Zlata Tošić, Aly Abdelmagid, Ahmed Elshafei & Daniel Lordick (TU Dresden) 

Who Owns Architecture History? →
Megacontractors and “Media Mix” in Japan
Matthew Mullane (Radboud University)

16:00–17:00 | Roundtable discussion with all organizing guests


This conference is organized by FID BAUdigital (Roger Winkler, Chris Dähne, Andreas Noback, Stephan Tittel) together with the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) from University of Stuttgart, Department of Experimental Digital Design and Construction (EDEK) from University of Kassel and the interdisciplinary flagship project The New Open of the Design, Data, and Society Group at Delft University of Technology as well as our infrastructural partner NFDI4Ing with the Community Cluster 45 “architecture, civil and environmental engineering”.

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