“The Politics of Parametricism” conference at LA’s Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) from Nov. 15-16 explores the vast complexities of Parametrics, the evolving design paradigm described as becoming the “avant-garde in architecture and design” and “the next ‘grand style’ of architectural movements.” Curated by Matthew Poole and award-winning architect Manuel Shvartzberg, the two-day conference will include debates, panels, and individual presentations from a list of high-profile speakers in architectural practice and theory.

Each event will present in different perspectives the various contexts and issues in parametricism including: historical, technological, social, economic, ethical, and philosophical. The conference also aims to find and highlight the converging points of these critical discourses.

Guest speakers at the conference will be Phil Bernstein (Autodesk), Benjamin Bratton (UCSD), Christina Cogdell (UCD), Teddy Cruz (UCSD), Peggy Deamer (Yale), Andrés Jaque (Office for Political Innovation), Laura Kurgan (Columbia), Neil Leach (USC, Los Angeles), Reinhold Martin (Columbia), and Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects, London).

The event is hosted by The Gallery at REDCAT and the MA Aesthetics & Politics Program at CalArts, and sponsored by Autodesk and eVolo Magazine.

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