OPEN STRUCTURES conference on data, tools and cultures in research



On November 23rd & 24th, the TU Darmstadt hosts the OPEN STRUCTURES conference on data, tools and cultures in research. The conference website with more information on the agenda can be found here: The conference can be attended free of charge.

The advent of digitization has brought about significant changes in research on the built environment. Digital methods and technologies for manipulating data and matter are constantly being reconfigured, and with them our everyday practices of sharing, reusing and preserving data, tools and knowledge. Emerging approaches by international stakeholders to disclosure or non-disclosure of research-related data and tools have raised a pressing question for researchers regarding their position towards these developments.

OPEN STRUCTURES are needed to open up dynamic processes and interdisciplinary knowledge. The conference aims to foster the creation of interdisciplinary, open structures that can accommodate sustainable research in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and urbanism. By exploring data, tools and cultures, we aim to uncover transformative opportunities and chart a course toward a more sustainable future.

Technical University of Darmstadt
Campus Lichtwiese
Department of Architecture (L3|01)
Faculty-Room (R 51)
El-Lissitzky-Straße 1
64287 Darmstadt



This conference is organized by FID BAUdigital (Roger Winkler, Chris Dähne, Andreas Noback, Stephan Tittel) together with the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) from University of Stuttgart, Department of Experimental Digital Design and Construction (EDEK) from University of Kassel and the interdisciplinary flagship project The New Open of the Design, Data, and Society Group at Delft University of Technology, as well as  NFDI4Ing with the Community Cluster 45 “architecture, civil and environmental engineering” as infrastructure partner.

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