Unforeseen Paths

Date: 5 July 2022
Venue: Online
Registration: Required via this form

Transcending boundaries and Sharing critical approaches to Architectural Heritage

This symposium strives to rethink how to analyse, preserve, adapt Architectural Heritage from multiple angles, crossing and reframing disciplines, juxtaposing a variety of methods and tools along unforeseen paths. Architects, data scientists, geographers, archaeologists, heritage practitioners, and artists will share insights of their own inspiring experience for drawing bold strategies beyond conventional disciplinary boundaries. 

Functions and different conceptions of Architectural Heritage have left their overlapping marks in the contemporary city. The event searches for vestiges, voices, and values embodied by Architectural Heritage in its multi-faceted forms for rethinking the future of frontierless territories and intergenerational communities. How to leverage technology and build a value-centered model for a critical design process? 

Topics for discussion: 

  • Methodological approach: Examples of research activities and applications based on integrated tools and multiple perspectives 
  • Digital representation of Architectural Heritage: Objectives and innovative opportunities 
  • Heritage practice: More inclusive strategies and new challenges 


  • Yao-Yi Chiang (University of Minnesota, Department of Computer and Engineering, USA)
  • Sara Eloy (ISTAR, Iscte-Iul, Portugal)
  • Sam Griffiths (The Bartlett School of Architecture, UK)
  • Arnadi Murtiyoso (FORM-ITES, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Takehiko Nagakura (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Chiara Piccoli (Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Daniel Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Guzden Varinlioglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA). 

For the full programme and the e-book of abstracts, please check the event website.