[ISEA2000] Panel: Jean Brange (moderator) — Computer programming and conception of cities

Panel Statement


Anomos organizes a meeting on the theme of computer programming and conception of cities. Aleatory processes, generativity, networks are means of rethinking cities as open works, abstract machines or information support systems… Researchers will present their approaches, raising socio-political and artistic problematics, particularly in regards to the definition of responsibility and freedom of participants of the urban project.


  • Jean Brangé teaches Virtual Architecture at Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris. He associates architectural practice with CAO programming and experimentation on internet. He is also President of ETNA association (Exploration des Technologies Nouvelles en Architecture) and develops the virtual domain Kubos.


  • Ammar Eloueni, architect and  Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois (Chicago). In 1997 he was the co-founder of Digit-all Studio in Paris. His architectural conception integrates digital media to investigate new approaches.
  • IaN+. Based in Rome, this studio researches through an interdisciplinary approach of architecture and intervention on an urban scale. IaN+ proposes types of interventions in such a way that the built, conceived as an open and flexible field, must allow a meeting reproduced between an individual and a program.
  • Flavia Sparacino. Electronic engineer and researcher at the MIT Medialab. Her research lies on a generative and narrative conception of space and urban space with the assumption that graphic representation of space can increase the marks of individual information.
  • Gruppo A12 & Udo Noll. A group of young architects from Italy, France and United States founded in 1993. Members of the group Al2 are involved in architecture, urbanism and contemporary art. Their interests are focused in particular on the transformation of the city.
  • Marcos Novak is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. He is looking forward to increasing the definition of architecture by including electronic space. He is the father of the concept of «liquid architecture in cyberspace» and of studies dematerialized architecture for a new and virtual public space.
  • Dagmar Richter studied architecture at the Stuttgart University (Germany), where she received her architect diploma. She also received a Master of Architecture at the Royal Academy School of Architecture of Copenhagen (Danmark) and a post-diploma from Frankfurt Städelschule (Germany). She founded her studio Dagmar Richter Studio in Los Angeles and Berlin in 1987. Since 1998, Dagmar Richter works on a research project Flexible Zoning, an experimental project with digital technologies to explore their potentiality for urban design.