meet the speaker

ROLAND SNOOKS

TOPIC: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future

Roland Snooks is the director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks and research lab Kokkugia.

Roland is a senior lecturer at RMIT University having previously taught widely in the US, including at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, SCI-Arc and the Pratt Institute. Roland received a PhD from RMIT University, focused on behavioural processes of formation that draw from the logic of swarm intelligence. He holds a master in advanced architectural design from Columbia University where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship. In addition to his work with algorithmic design Roland directs the Architectural Robotics Lab at RMIT University.


Studio Roland Snooks explores the complexity of the contemporary social and natural world through the creation of objects, installations, public art and architectural projects. This work draws on an understanding of the underlying processes of formation that give rise to these contemporary conditions. The studio redeploys these processes through algorithmic techniques in the creation of highly detailed and intricate forms. We are a small, agile studio based in Melbourne that operates globally. We have an international network of expert collaborators to enable us to tackle complex and large-scale projects.


Studio Roland Snooks's work has been exhibited internationally and acquired by some of the world’s leading collections of modern art and design, including the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and the FRAC Collection (France). The work has been published widely and is the subject of a forthcoming monograph (ACTAR Publishers - Barcelona). Roland is frequently invited to lecture and present his work internationally at the world’s leading schools of design.


We have a fascination with the impact of new technologies on form. The studio is at the forefront of new computational design processes and robotic fabrication techniques. We are focussed on how to develop and leverage these innovations to create intricately crafted forms.


      http://www.rolandsnooks.com/

program

Thursday, 8th of April

Architecture Live,
Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture
Time zone (estimates):
09:00 GMT (UTC+0), 11:00 CET, 23:00 Australia time (AEDT)
HAYLEY EDMONDS - Paris
Host
Hayley Edmonds is a bilingual journalist and TV presenter based in Paris, with extensive experience in hosting and mediating digital and physical conferences, such as Viva Tech, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, FIFA and PSA.  Alongside the corporate events, she combines her passion for motorsports and live events, presenting for both circuit and rally championships.
09:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
09:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
09:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
09:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
10:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
10:30
Break - 30 minutes
11:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
11:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
11:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic:Architecture starts from location
12:00
Closing of the event
11:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
11:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
11:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
11:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
12:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
12:30
Break - 30 minutes
13:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
13:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
13:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic: Architecture starts from location
14:00
Closing of the event
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MM:30
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MM:25

MM:55
MM:30
MONDAY Welcome and introductions by moderator
Mr. Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker speech
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Afairs, Estonia
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Afairs and International Cooperation, The United Arab Emirates
MONDAY Keynote session on Global Outlook in the Light of COVID-19
Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MONDAY Keynote speaker – The Importance of Public-Private Partnership
Mr. Taavi Kotka, IT Visionary, Former Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MONDAY Top Digital Solution in future of Architecture
Mr. Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MM:00
MM:30
MM:30


MM:25

MM:55
MM:30
MONDAY Welcome and introductions by moderator
Mr. Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker speech
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Afairs, Estonia
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Afairs and International Cooperation, The United Arab Emirates
MONDAY Keynote session on Global Outlook in the Light of COVID-19
Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MONDAY Keynote speaker – The Importance of Public-Private Partnership
Mr. Taavi Kotka, IT Visionary, Former Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MONDAY Top Digital Solution in future of Architecture
Mr. Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
23:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
23:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
23:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
23:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
00:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
00:30
Break - 30 minutes
01:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
01:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
01:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic:Architecture starts from location
02:00
Closing of the event

speakers

LINA GHOTMEH
TOPIC: The complex simplicity of human architecture
If we had to choose one word to describe Lina Ghotmeh’s personality and vision it would have to be: Humanist.
ROLAND SNOOKS
TOPIC: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
Roland Snooks is the director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks and research lab Kokkugia.
PETER SOVETNIKOV
TOPIC: Architecture as Poetry
Co-founder of KATARSIS along with Vera Stepanskava, located in St. Petersburg
MARCO CASAGRANDE
TOPIC: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, former mercenary, writer and professor of architecture.
GWYLLIM JAHN
TOPIC: MIXED REALITY
Gwyllim Jahn is the co-founder and CCO of Fologram, a Melbourne based design research practice and technology startup building a platform for designing and making in mixed reality.
TOMOMI HAYASHI
TOPIC: Architecture starts from location
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 2005, 2009 and 2019.
GILLES  RETSIN
TOPIC: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
Programme Director of the M.Arch Architectural Design at UCL, the Bartlett School of Architecture.