Verebes lectrues at University of Nottingham, Nigbo, China

Verebes lectrues at University of Nottingham, Nigbo, China

Urban-ISMS: Narration and Instrumentality in Paradigmatic Practice In this lecture, hosted by University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China, Tom Verebes presents a model of design practice with complex reciprocities between design propositions by OCEAN CN, and a series of editorial and curatorial projects. Understood to create and respond to platforms and audiences, this form of practice is a basis from which to conceive and debate paradigmatic formulations of urbanism. It is within and between the flows and exchanges between the making of design projects and editorial and curatorial practices, that a research problematic has been sustained on the limitations of urban masterplanning. The dilemmas of innovation and/versus positivism (Utopianism or Not in Urbanism) arise, posited with an alternative set of narratives and instruments, both mutually substantiating components of a practice searching for consolidations of paradigmatic moments. This lecture will present the relation of conceptual paradigms as ontologies for urbanism, to their associated experimental design approaches and methodologies. As such, this body of work oscillates restlessly between imagination and computation, between projection and calculation. Parametric Urbanism, The Adaptive City, and Mass-Customised Cities, are understood to be inter-dependent, rather than independent ontologies with discreet methods. The proposition emerging is of an interactive, intelligent urban model, and its repercussions for the emerging discourses and methods of the Smart City....
OCEAN CN @ University of Calgary: Exhibition / Workshop / Lecture

OCEAN CN @ University of Calgary: Exhibition / Workshop / Lecture

Invited by Jason Johnson, Associate Dean at University of Calgary, Tom Verebes led their annual Taylor Seminar 2017 in the Faculty of Environmental Design EVDS. Together with Guy Gardner, Verebes led 24 students through 4 days of intense design and prototyping of UrbanISMS. Verebes also gave a lecture, titled, “Four Short Stories About Hong Kong”, as part of the EVDS Lecture Series. An exhibition of OCEAN CN’s project, Umekita Second Development Area, in Osaka, Japan, along with 24 models and 288 prints of variations  of computational urban models....
Tom Verebes lectures and participates in final review at AAVS Beijing

Tom Verebes lectures and participates in final review at AAVS Beijing

Verebes delivered a lecture, titled, Experiments in Design Research, as part of the 2016 AA Visiting School Beijing, hosted at the Watercube in Beijing. Also, together with Zhang Weimin (Dean) and Xu Weiguo (CHair) of Tsinghua University’s Department of Architecure, Yang Qiyong and Wang Yang, Verebes participated in the final review of the 9-day AA workshop, led by Gao Yan and Soomeen Hahm ....
Tom Verebes presents “The Adaptive City and Other Paradigms” at the Beijing Forum

Tom Verebes presents “The Adaptive City and Other Paradigms” at the Beijing Forum

PKU hosts a 3-day conference on the topic of Ecological Urbanism, inviting a list of leading international and Chinese academics and professionals to present, discuss and debate pathways towards more sensitive approaches to urbanisation. Turesncape Academy President and Founder, Dr. Yu Kongjian, and Provost, Tom Verebes both present in panel discussions at this event. HISTORY The Beijing Forum, initiated in 2004, is an annual event placed under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government. It is endorsed by the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and co-sponsored by Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. On May of 2016, the first chapter of Beijing Forum Overseas Series was successfully concluded in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The November 2016 edition will mark its thirteenth successful session. OBJECTIVES The Beijing Forum, organized by Peking University, encourages the study of the humanities and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to facilitate international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions in order to foster social development, harmony between civilizations, and greater prosperity for mankind. FOCUS Held annually in Beijing, a city with a deep cultural tradition, the forum is an international academic event that advocates civilizational harmony, It brings together the world’s most eminent thinkers in order to stimulate the academic and cultural exchanges that are crucial for world peace and social progress. During the past years, the Beijing Forum has gathered a wealth of invaluable suggestions and insights that has helped generate outstanding academic advancement in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. The 2016...