CITA: Center for Information Technology and Architecture
CITA is an innovative research environment exploring the emergent intersections between architecture and digital technologies. Identifying core research questions into how space and technology can be probed, CITA seeks to investigate how the current forming of a digital culture impacts on architectural thinking and practice.
CITA examines how architecture is influenced by new digital design- and production tools as well as the digital practices that are informing our societies culturally, socially and technologically. Using design and practice based research methods; the aim is to explore the conceptualisation, design and realisation of working prototypes. CITA consolidates new collaborations with interdisciplinary partners from the fields of computer graphics, human computer interaction, robotics, artificial intelligence as well as the practice based fields of furniture design, fashion and textiles, industrial design, film, dance and interactive arts.
By examining technology transfers between high-innovative industries, that stand on front edge in the development of new digitalised designs- and production tools, it's our goal to create synergy between the subject's contemporary reality and its future perspective.
CITA is offering a PhD position in "Complex Modelling" deadline end of May 2013. more info
CITA.studio: The International Masters Program is open for applications from English speaking students. The deadline is March 1st info here
Videos of the Symposium CONFLUENCE - Establishing data flow from Design to Site are online now
Toni Kotnik is giving alecture at KADK in the frame of the research project: What does it mean to make an Experiment?
CITA organises the research Symposium CONFLUENCE - Establishing data flow from Design to Site
15. – 17.11.12
Mette gives keynote at SCALELESSSEAMLESS symposium, International Symposium on Integrated Planning Processes, Münster school of architecture.
Mette lectures at IAAC
Mette lectures at Århus Architecture School, Non Standard Practice
Mette lectures at KADK PhD course Art&Science Methodologies
Mette teaches the post graduate semester course at IAAC
Mette speaks at Hands-On conference in Førde, Norway.
Mette speaks at ArcInTex network meeting, Borås College of Textiles
CITA runs Materiality of Light workshop in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, UK. A new research network on resilliance, design and new materials.
Mette and Martin speak at ECAADe conference.
Places are still available for the new CITA studio Kandidate Program. Contact Studiefovaltningen.
CITA is seeking 2 new interns to work on upcoming research projects. Start Sept 2012. Contact Mette
CITA exhibits in the Show Me Your Model' exhibition at the Danish Architectural Centre in Copenhagen (open until 21.10.2012) more info
Aurélie speaks at CIMTEC Congress 2012, Montecatini Terme
Mette speaks at Research by Design workshop at Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Presentation of the Kandidate Program: Computation and Architecture // CITA studio
Aurélie lectures on Digital Play at Technical University Munich
Persistent Modelling Seminar in Copenhagen organised by CITA
Mette speaks at Parsons The New School for Design
Mette speaks at ACSA conference Digital Aptitudes, Boston
Vacant PhD scholarship "Complex Modelling" at CITA. The deadline for the 3 year fully funded PhD is 01.02.2012 info
Inaugeral professorship lecture of Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen “Det digitale som metode for en ny materiel praksis”, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen
Mette and Martin speak at "New Hybrids" FORM - RULE / RULE - FORM 2013, Institut für Konstruktion und Gestaltung Universität Innsbruck
opening of "Composite Territories" exhibition at ggggaller, Sølvgade 5, Copenhagen info
Internationalt Seminar Arkitekturens Tekstiler at Konstfach, Stockholm organised by Mette and Karin
Mette chairs the Digital Architecture Panels, Ambience 2011, Borås
2. DigitalCrafting Symposium on 25.November 2011 in Copenhagen organised by CITA info
Mette and Martin give lecture at EPFL Lausanne
Martin gives lecture at AA London
PhD Research symposium: Cybernetics, Architecture & Robotics - boundaries, distinctions & models at KARCH info
Mette gives keynote presentation at RMIT Research Conference, “Material and Representation – a new material culture”
Mette takes part in Louisiana Response: New Sensitivity in Contemporary Architecture. International Conference
8.09.2011 - 27.01.2012
CITA is part of the "Materia goes 3D Printing" exhibition at Materia Inspiration Centre Amsterdam,
“CITA Research Practice- Morning Talks” Mettes lecture presentation at Copenhagen Design Week, Copenhagen
Copenhagen Design Week: Dermoid
Mette organises of workshop "Architectural Textiles: Textile as material for a transformative architecture" at Kunstøjskolen i Bergen
Workshop Erosions: NTNU Bergen
“Digital Practice: addressing material culture” Mettes lecture presentation at Staedel School, Frankfurt
Martin and Mette present at Design Life Symposium, Dassault Technologies, Paris - “The Material Relation”
Mette lectures at 2nd International Conference on Architecture & Structure : Toward the Future by the Vision of Creativity and Innovation, Tehran, Iran
Mette gives lecture “A Sensitive Architecture”, Sensing Home, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
Mette chairs Fabricate International Peer Review Conference, Bartlett School of Architecture, London
Mette presents at ETH, CAD (Computer Aided Design Chair/ Ludger Hovestadt) “A Sensitive Space"
28.03 - 02.04.2011
CITA hosts the international SmartGeometry workshop and conference. Call for workshop proposals out now here
12.03.11 - 10.04.11
CITA and Institute 4 hold the "1:1 - Research By Design" exhibition in Copenhagen. more here
04.04 - 07.04.2011
Anders Deleuran presents the CITA paper "Designing with Deformation" at SimAUD2011 in Boston.
Martin gives an invited talk and critiques at a parametric design workshop at Chalmers, Göteborg, SE
Landscape Architecture Magazine featured CITAs ARC competition entry. Read the article "Safer Passage" pg. 34 online
Odilo gives an invited talk at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) on BIM as concept and integration.
CITA hosts the first DigitalCrafting Symposium more here
CITA´s team is among the 5 finalists of the international ARC wildlife crossing competition- more here
Odilo lectures at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, on parametric design and sustainable buildings
Odilo lectures at Berner Fachhochschule Burgdorf, Switzerland, on Buildingprozesses
Martins presentation at BIPS conference 2010 can be seen here
CITA projects are shown at 4th International Architecture Biennale (ABB), Beijing
CITA exhibits at the input-output exhibition in Philadelphia
Odilo present on "crowdsourcing"at Ubicomp conference 2010
Jacob and Martin present "Lamella Flock"at Advances in Architectural Geometry conference 2010
Martin talks at Aarhus University
Martin talks at BIPS conference Nyborg Strand
10., 17. and 24.8.2010
CITA runs three public symposia on creative use of data in architecture in Copenhagen
17.7 - 17.8.2010
CITA takes part in the "Swarm Intelligence" exhibition in Shanghai
11. & 14.06.2010
CITA, SIAL and The Bartlett organise the PhD Symposium "Digital Relations in Architecture" .
New pictures from the finished Hamburg ZOB are online.
Project Distortion will be installed during several events of the Copenhagen Distortion Festival
Odilo is guest-editor of this month's issue of Danish magazine 'Arkitekten' featuring 'design processes'.
23.04 - 23.05 2010
exhibition digital.material - CITA exhibits in Oslo at ROM gallery
Mette speaks at Aarhus Arkitektskole
Mette speaks at CIID
Seminar Shape-morphing Textiles - afternoon of short talks by international researchers, location: Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Copenhagen.
28.08.09 - 31.04.2010
CITA designs and exhibits in "it's a SMALL world" at Danish Design Centre
Martin speaks at AA - Architectural Association London
Martin speaks at UDK Berlin
20.11.09 - 20.12.09
"Sargasso Field", the interactive installation developed during the CITA summerschool 2009 with Philip Beesley is on display in the "Climate and Architecture" exhibition, Meldahls Smedie. more infos on the responsive environments blog
CITA runs the workshop encoded behaviour conducted by Paul Nicholas and Martin Tamke. more information and results here
Odilo speaks at EPFL Lausanne on the Challenges of Sustainability in the 21st Century
Mette speaks at Stockholms Architectural Association
Mette is keynote at AA's Årskonference
Mette speaks at Future Textiles
Martin speaks at generate.fi Oulo Finland.
Mette and Martin present a paper at Design Modelling Symposium 2009 at Hfbk Berlin
Anders assists Prof. Atonino Saggio at workshop in Sicily about SPACE, TIME and Information TECHNOLOGY.
Anders, Mette and Martin presents a paper at eCAADe conference in Istanbul .
Odilo talks at RWTH Aachen University, Chair for CAAD about paramteric description of architectural values.
CITA SUMMER SCHOOL WITH PHILIP BEESLEY
check the summerschool blog
10 - 27.06.2009
Mette and Karin lead workshop at Urban Islands , Sydney
'Sustainable Building Design - Principles and Tools' by Prof. Dietmar Eberle.
Reef Pattern - exhibited at Distortion Festival devA
Odilo participates in the Arch+-Workshop on Smart Materials/ Smart Technologies
Martin and Norbert speak at the Rule Based Design Symposium - TU Berlin
CITA receives 1.000.000 grant from the Danish Frie Forskningsråd for DigitalCrafting Network in cooperation with Aarhus Arkitektskole, Spatial Interface Architecture Laboratory, RMIT, Australien, University of Brighton, School of Architecture and Design, UK, Designskolen Kolding,Teknologisk Institut and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU). More soon and here
CITA receives funding from Dreyers Fond for CITA Summer School with Philip Beesley
CITA wins guest professorship with Prof. Mark Burry, SIAL for 2009-2011
Odilo runs 2 workshops on BIM Mapping with Prof. Chen, Prof. Wand and Prof, Sung at At Tamkang University Taipei.
Odilo joins CAADRIA and presents a paper at the 14.
Odilo runs lecture and workshop at Tokyo University, International Project Lab, Tokyo.
Mette speaks at Communicating (by) Design, Bruxelles
Mette speaks at Philips Design, Eindhoven
Mette joins Transitive Materials workshop at MIT Medialab
Jacob and Martin got a scholarship from Bentley to visit the SmartGeometry 09 workshop at San Francisco, where Martin will as well present CITA and the concept of Digital Crafting at the conferences Alumni Day. more
Odilo speaks at Aarhus school of architecture in information based sustainable design approaches.
CITA Symposium Parametric Approaches III Digital Crafting.Speakers: Michael Silver, Roland Snooks, Christoph Schindler, Harald Kloft more
21 - 26.02.09
Norbert runs workshop on Architectural Knitted Surfaces - Digital/Physical, Shenkar School of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv
Mette speaks at Architectural Knitted Surfaces
Mette speaks at the Bartlett , London
Martin speaks at the AA , London
Norbert speaks on Developable Surface at TU, Berlin
Norbert teaches Architectural Knitted Surfaces workshop, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
Vandkunsten blogs CITA
Digital Design Strategies and the sustainable Agenda
CITA presents an afternoon seminar of short talks by international practitioners working at the cutting edge of digital design and architecture
Martin speaks at Bentley User Conference - Denmark
Mette speaks at Ecole Speciale d'Architecture
Mette teaches a studio at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture (ESA) in Paris.
Mette speaks at University of Kentucky
Mette speaks at Living Textiles at ICA, London
CITA participates in the international architecture biennale (Im)terial Processes - New Digital Techniques for Architecture , Beijing. More information and pictures of the exhibition can be found here
Mathias from Span has been at the opening and posted some pictures on his flickr page - thx
Martin receives an award for his paper Designing Parametric Wood in the ecaade conference 2008 in Antwerpen.
Mette speaks at Chalmers Architecture School , Gothenburg
Martin speaks at TU Braunschweig / Germany
Mette speaks at LightHouse Gallery
Martin speaks at TU Darmstadt / Germany
Martin moderates the session in the 2008 EAAE/ARCC conference Changes of Paradigms in the Basic Understanding of Architectural Research
Slow Furl opens at Light House Gallery
Norbert has his one year Viva
Martin prensetns CITAs work in the field of parametric Architecture at the Generative Components seminar for academicsd professionals in Hamburgs BRT architects office - organised by Bentley systems .
Mette speaks at Ambience 08 smart textiles conference
Mette participates in Fabrics of Life at Central Saint Martins, London.
Mette speaks at Copenhagen University
Martin speaks at GASU St. Petersburg / Russiad hets some perort in the St. Petersburg GASU Academic Newspaper
Philpip Beesley, associate professor in the School of Architecture , University of Waterloo, is giving a lecture on "Dissociated Empathy and Elective Affinities" at Monday 28.04.08 - 13.00h at auditorium 5 - www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com
Mette chairs research by design panel at Architectural Inquiries Conference, Gothenburg
Mette and Karin win InterARCHtive commission for Slow Furl, Lighthouse Gallery, UK
Framing the exhibition Digital Practice, the HandsOnExperience Digital Design and Production (Dates 31.03 and 7.4.08) is adressed to architectural offices. It will provide participants with knowledge and experience in the field of RapidPrototyping.
The exhibition DIGITAL PRACTICE on CITAs research opens at the School of Architecture. It runs ubtil April 11.
Update and new Projects in the Digital Formations section of CITAs website
23.11.2007 - 12.30h:
Symposium Parametric Approaches II: Computation and material with Prof. Mark Burry, Prof. Neil Leach, Mark Gage, Achim Menges and Prof. Mark Goulthorpe
10.11.2007 - 13.00h:
Public Presentation of the Workshop Constitutional Subdivision at the Danish Architectural Center (DAC)
06.11.2007 - 19.00h:
Opening of archiTronic event at the Danish Architectural Center (DAC) with installation by CITA