The world is seeing an insurgent change in societal, economical and territorial values. While the concerns of over population, suburban sprawls, ecology, and temporality have been raised within the fields of architecture, planning and urban designing,designers are increasingly being supported by growing technology and innovations trying to keep up with the advances of the world. During such times one is intrigued to notice these emerging developments are a reaction to the diversity of needs, culture, climate, landscape and economies and an invariable part of modern day existence.
It is the time to comprehend the paradigm shift in the role of the architectin this Revolution.361 Degree Conference 2017- ‘Architectural Revolution’, aims to discuss these reactions to the challenges of designing in the digital century. From digitally enhanced designs, to invisible architecture, to the latest 3-D Printed modules, the digital era has served as an impetus to several untried design processes. Architecture and Urban planning act as practical catalysts for building resilient lives, to exist in harmony with the ecosystem and local resources. The theme attempts to create discourses about the‘Architecture of the Future’ whichentails todevelop and realise experimental processes to encourage constant engagement as well as permanence.
The two tracks through which the theme will be investigated are: