session 1. Designing the hybrid city | TMC @ Shanghai World Expo 2010

Speakers: Marthijn Pool, Sascha Glasl, Tjeerd Haccou – Space&matter architects (Netherlands); David Mulder, Max Cohen de Lara – XML Architecture Research Urbanism (Netherlands); Ohyoon Kwon – master student Design for Interaction, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft (South Korea/Netherlands); Jiang Liu – MIT SENSEable City Lab (China/USA)

In this session urban professionals show how new technologies can be employed in the design process. How is information gathered via digital technologies fed into the design process? Technologies may also induce a shift in the relations between parties involved such as architects, clients, end users? ‘Design objectives’ may be rephrased: what are the idea(l)s about ‘a better city’ implicated in new design practices?