International Keynote Speaker


Wednesday 01 October 2020 – 14.00

@POLIS University, live online @https://meet.google.com/hac-tsse-ztf?authuser=1

Keynote Title

Architecture in the Age of Intelligent Machines


Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer and educator. Founded together with Sandra Manninger in Vienna 2003, SPAN is a globally acting practice best known for their application of contemporary technologies in architectural production. Their award-winning architectural designs are informed by advanced geometry, computational methodologies, and philosophical inquiry. This frame of considerations is described by SPAN as a design ecology. Most recently Matias del Campo was awarded the Accelerate@CERN fellowship, the AIA Studio Prize and was elected into the boards of directors of ACADIA. SPAN’s work is in the permanent collection of the FRAC, the MAK in Vienna, the Benetton Collection, and the Albertina. He is Associate Professor at Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan.  
SPAN gained wide recognition for its winning competition entry for the Austrian Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, as well as the new Brancusi Museum in Paris, France.  

The practice’s work was featured at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, at ArchiLab 2013 at the FRAC Centre, Orléans, France, the 2008 and 2010 Architecture Biennale in Beijing, and in the solo shows ‘Formations’ at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK, 2011) in Vienna and ‘Sublime Bodies’ at the Arch Union Gallery in Shanghai (2018). Recently their work was on show at the Vienna Biennale 2019, the Austrian Cultural Forum in NY (Resident Alien Exhibition) and the Buenos Aires Biennale 2019. Most recently Matias del Campo guest edited an edition of AD, Architectural Design published by Wiley in London.