Can and should design be accelerated? To what extent and to what end? Or perhaps, design must decelerate instead? Accelerated Design is an urgent call for a critical reflection of and creative action by architecture during this challenging time of accelerating climate crisis, unrestricted data surveillances, generative AI copyright infringements, global geopolitical conflicts, hyperconcentration of digital power, post-pandemic mental health deterioration, and widespread disinformation attacks.
CAADRIA2024 seeks contributions in addressing the conference theme by discussing and debating the role of design and designers in the midst of accelerated changes brought about by and on technology, economy, environment, and governance, to construct new ways of thinking, teaching, researching and practising architecture in the age of artificial intelligence and climate change.
The 29th Annual Conference for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) brings together academics, researchers, and practitioners to contribute to the fields of computational design methods, instruments, and processes towards an inclusive future for humans and non-humans. Contributions focusing on the Asia / Pacific context are particularly encouraged.