Apr 2021

Labont Seminar: Mario Carpo


April 19, 2021

Mario CarpoDesigners redesign robotics: a short history of automated work

19 aprile, ore 16.00, Webex

One hundred years ago Le Corbusier thought that building sites (then still run as artisanal shops) should become industrial factories; by a curious reversal of roles, today’s robotic revolution promises to turn the post-industrial factory into something very similar to a pre-industrial building site. The intelligent, adaptive, “agile” robots that are being developed by the design community are likely the future of manufacturing, but the social and economic import of this technical revolution – unleashed, almost accidentally, by research in computational design and building automation – far transcends the ambit of the architectural discipline, and raises questions of greater consequence, and of a more general nature.