The Nexus 2010 conference consists in morning and afternoon sessions coordinated by moderators, with presentations followed by brief periods of questions and answers and a final discussion at the end of the session. Each of the three days concludes with a presentation by a Keynote Speaker. These talks are open to the general public.

The program is as follows (the program is subject to revision as the time of the conference draws near):
  • Saturday 12 June 2010

Open Source Seminar at the Casa da Música starting at 14h30. Event organised for the Círco de Ideias, with the participation of Cecil Balmond and others. Organiser: Gonçalo Antunes Azevedo. The Nexus conference fee includes participation in the Open Source Seminar. +info >>>>

Welcoming dinner

  • Sunday, 13 June 2010
    Morning session

08.30-09.00 Registration

9:00-9:30 Conference Inauguration and Introductions

Session I: From Mediaeval Stonecutting to Projective Geometry
José Calvo Lopez, moderator

10:00-10.10 Session Introduction

10:10-10:40 Giuseppe Fallacara, Luc Tamboréro, The vault of the Hotel de Ville of Arles

10:40-11:20 Miguel Alonso, Elena Pliego, Alberto Sanjurjo, Graphical tools for an epistemological shift. Contribution of protoaxonometrical drawing to the development of stonecutting treatises

11:20-11:50 Snezana Lawrence, Developable surfaces, their history and application

11:50-12:20 Enrique Rabasa, La Gournerie versus Monge


12:00-12:30 Discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Sunday 13 June 2010
Afternoon session

14:00-15:00 Nexus Association Assembly

Session II: Round table: Generative Architecture Codeness
Celestino Soddu, moderator

15:00-17:30 Participants: Marie-Pascale Corcuff, Philip van Loocke, Enrica Colabella,
Gabriel Maldonado

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

Sunday 13 June Keynote speaker
18:00-19:15 Chris Williams (open to the public)

Monday 14 June 2010
Morning session

Session III: Architecture, Systems Research and Computational Sciences
Gonçalo Furtado
, moderator

10:00-10:10 Session Introduction

10:10-10:40 Pau Solá-Morales, Information, Architecture, Complexity

10:40-11:20 Lora Dikova, After the Paradigm of Contemporary Physics in Architecture: Spatial Possibilities and Variations

11:20-11:50 Suzanne Strum, The International Architectures of the SSA and Informational Designer Knud Lonberg-Holm

11:50-12:20 Maycon Sedrez, Alice Pereira, Fractal Architecture

12:20-12:45 Discussion

12:45-15:00 Lunch break

Monday, 14 June 2010
Afternoon session

Session IV: Architecture and Mathematics
Kim Williams
, moderator

15:00-15:10 Session Introduction

15:10-15:40 Matthew Landrus, Euclid and Archimedes as sources of proportional geometry in the work of Leonardo da Vinci

15:40-16:10 Vasco Zara, From Quantitative to Qualitative 16th/17th Century Architecture: A New Musical Perspective

16:10-16:40 António Nunes Pereira, Renaissance in Goa: Proportion systems in two churches of the 16th century

16:40-17:10 Eliseu Gonçalves, The Octagon on the Houses of Orson Fowler

17:10-17:40 Poster Session

17:40-18:00 Coffee Break

Monday 14 June Keynote speaker
18:00-19:15 Lino Cabezas (open to the public)

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Morning session

Session V: Architecture and Mathematics
Sylvie Duvernoy
, moderator

9:30-9:40 Session Introduction

9:40-10:10 Teresa Marat-Mendes, Mafalda Teixeira de Sampayo, David Rodrigues, Measuring Lisbon Patterns: "Baixa" from 1650 to 2010

10:10-10:40 Jong-Jin Park, Dynamics of urban centre and concepts of symmetry: "Centroid" and "Weighted mean"

10:40-11:10 Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, Alexander Klein and the Existenzminimum. A 'scientific' approach to the design techniques

11:10-11:40 João Paulo Cabeleira, Inácio Vieira, Optics and Perspective. Instruments towards a sensitive space

11:40-12:10 Juergen Bokowski, Heike Matcha, The Geometric Construction of Morphology

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Afternoon session

Session VI: Shape and Shape Grammars
Lionel March
, moderator.

14:00-14:10 Session Introduction

14:10-14:40 Sara Eloy, José Pinto Duarte, Transformation Grammar for Housing Rehabilitation

14:40-15:10 José Nuno Beirao, José Pinto Duarte, Rudi Stouffs, Creating specific grammars from generic grammars: towards flexible urban design

15:10-15:40 Mine Özkar, Visual schemas: pragmatics of design learning in foundations studios

15:40-16:10 George Stiny, What Rule(s) Should I Use?

16:15-17:00 Poster session

17:00-17:30 Discussion

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

Tuesday 15 June Keynote speaker
18:00-19:15 Eduardo Souto de Moura (open to the public)

20.00 Conference dinner (closing)

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Post-conference tour S. Frutuoso Chapel (VIIth century) at Montélios and Braga Municipal Stadium (2000-03) projected by Eduardo Souto de Moura
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