Luka Piškorec, firstly talked briefly about historic problems with measurement, and how industrialization and mass production have acted as a solution to this problem. He continued by talking about numerical design processes with machines such as the perspective machine, Alberti’s machine, and code generated machines. Machines sequentialize everything, and sequentializing is also a pattern language.
And then, he mentioned two paradigms in digital design which are manual drawing and generation through instructions.
Playing sand is much more free than other methods of digital fabrication if we compare it to timber, concrete, and other techniques. There is an endless circulate.
Ali Murat Cengiz, architect and pianist, talked about the relationships between architecture and music, and the possibilities of representing architecture through music. He explained how he uses shape grammars and architecture – two/ three-dimensional physical objects to find another order for a four-dimensional medium which is music.
Pınar Yoldaş presented her work in which she focuses on the ‘human experience’ via a specific medium which she calls ‘Speculative Biology’. With the questions, we have discussed this futuristic, combinatorially ‘free’ area where art, architecture and science learn from each other and turn into real products.
Marco Ferrari of Studio Folder shared us his work on the melting Italian border. This prompted an interesting discussion about the nature of borders and their simultaneous architectural invisibility and cartographic presence.
The first digital critic of Vardiya 4 has been ‘ONAGÖRE’ – Ali Taptık and Okay Karadayılar, a group based in Istanbul practicing architecture critically. Okay introduced imkan-mekan, which was an initiation of four academics and Karadayılar himself focusing on the needs of the “small-people” in the urban scale. They very briefly mentioned the activities interacting with public of their initiative. Karadayılar stated that they could not implement what they have projected within the scope of their initiative. Later, Ali Taptık presented his works on libraries starting with Atatürk Library project, which he performed one year after the Gezi Park protests.