Upcoming Events

May 7 2018 Symposium /

Smartgeometry 2018: Machine Minds

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
University of Toronto
1 Spadina Crescent

Workshop | May 7-10
Conference | May 11-12


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The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design is pleased to host Smartgeometry, a widely-acclaimed biennial workshop and conference that investigates how digital tools and computation can serve architecture and design. sg2018 will attract a global community of innovators in the fields of architecture, design, science, engineering and science to participate in four-day workshops followed by a two-day conference to explore new forms of architectural and structural expression.

This year’s theme – Machine Minds – investigates the relationship between architecture and artificial intelligence. A new kind of intelligence is emerging and becoming a part of our everyday lives. The new mind will be able to learn at fantastic rates, have unbounded creativity, alter and adapt its own behaviour or experience, and perhaps even live forever – raising questions about how we live and experience the world. Whether humans are directly or indirectly collaborating with these computationally intelligent machines, they have the power to be an active partner or tool in design creativity, blurring the traditional relationship between a designer and their tools.

At sg2018, human and computational intelligences will interact with each other and the physical world through robotics, vision, sensing, language, materials, and design. The conference will explore the impact of computational intelligence on the future of architectural design, and how machine minds will improve the world we live in.


The Workshop on May 7-10 enables professional architects, engineers, academics, and students to engage in high-level training and research in a collaborative environment with world-leading experts in architectural computation, digital fabrication, and artificial intelligence. To apply for the workshops (including the conference) click here.

The Conference on May 11 and 12 will feature presentations by renowned designers and theorists on computational design and artificial intelligence. To register for the conference click here.