Transdisciplinary Session 1.5: datanomics

The three-day transdisciplinary session session is an engaging and provoking experience designed to compliment your existing course of study and boost knowledge and understanding of how environments change societies and participants behavior. The transdisciplinary session also explores how architecture practices need to change to stay creative and competitive in an increasingly complex world.

The idea is to guide participants to a deeper understanding of the current speculations in architecture by creating a collaborative environment for the participants to share experiences, and then be fueled on by the expertise of guest speakers at biannual symposiums, with the goal to challenge existing ways of thinking and working.
Each transdisciplinary session is divided into four stages:

Stage 1: Unpacking
Our understanding of the environment is going to change everything. The disruption means that we invite you to look at the world from a different perspective and challenge your perceptions of what you think you know. This stage includes looking at the big picture of our local, global and planetary environment today and tomorrow.

Stage 2: Possibilities
After the unpacking stage we face challenges and possibilities rather than problems. In this new environment, how do we see and make use of the possibilities that lie ahead? This stage includes working with program, digital case studies through the environment as well as looking for new marketing opportunities.

Stage 3: Implementation
How do we make the acquired knowledge relevant to our everyday practice? This stage includes looking at new revenue opportunities for a project, digital strategy and future visions.

Stage 4: Learning outcomes
- Increasing your ability to manage and/or work with complex architectural projects;
- Increasing your insight in present and future trends within design communication;
- Greater understanding of the impact our environment has on society, design and communication;
- Help you challenge your existing ways of thinking and working;
- Prepare you for constant change.
Transdisciplinary Session 1.5: datanomics explores environmental data as a strategic and tactical tool to commodify the concept of environment. By using an open-source building energy management system, the form of a buildings system, including its characteristic internal structures and vibrations, can become present to a subsequent system with a similar form; the spatio-temporal pattern of the former superimposes itself on the latter. Through the master class we expose the complexities and commodifications of data on form in the architectural environment. Participants were able to communicate their speculations on a new idea of a working drawing through experience and participation of a range of real-time data fields (temperature, brightness, CO2, motion capture and wind speed).

The participants designs raised questions about:
How can environmental data (human and non-human) become embedded within the design process of our built environment? Could real-time data be edited into different levels of a new type of working drawing? What would be the consequences of a new type of working drawing that embraces perpetual change over time from human and non human sources?