Bakema Congress “Building Data. Architecture, Memory and New Imaginaries”

DOCOMOMO International is pleased to share the announcement of the upcoming annual conference of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre (JBSC) “Building Data. Architecture, Memory and New Imaginaries,” set to take place on November 23-24 at TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The focus will be on the vast amount of data that is generated and stored, and how to view this overload in light of new possibilities for architectural design and construction, archival and heritage practices, knowledge curation and circulation through storytelling. The keynote lecture by Georg Vrachliotis on November 24 will consider the role of open data in design and social change, drawing inspiration from the Bouwcentrum Rotterdam, which was founded in 1948 as a statistics office documenting war damage in the city.

For details, please visit the JBSC website.

For the full program, please click here.

To book tickets, please click here. Please note that the free ticket for the conference does not include access to the keynote lecture by Georg Vrachliotis on Thursday. Keynote tickets can be purchased separately here.

The event will be held in English and Dutch.

Preview photo: J. W. C. Boks. Bouwcentrum Rotterdam, interior, 1946-1949. Photo C. van Weele. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, Archive BOKS ph45. © C. van Weele/MAI