Conferences, meetings, and talks
2023. Invited to integrate the scientific board of the Conference on Architecture: Challenges in Design and to participate as a keynote speaker (a conference hosted by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology, and Rectorate of the University of Belgrade, Serbia, 5-19 December).
2023. “Architectural Design Performance: Utopias, Environmental Aesthetics, and the Anthropocene” (presentation at the 22nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, July 24-28).
2023. “The Social Manifestations’ Synthesis as Image” (ISA-RC57 session organizer and chair at the ISA World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, June 25 – July 1).
2023. “Reconstructing Knowledge: Digital Humanities and Visual Culture” (ISA RC57 and RC14 session organizer and chair at the ISA World Congress, Melbourne, Australia, June 25 – July 1).
2023. Session Chair at the upcoming conference covering intangible heritage, art and architectural history, communities, design, and cultural traditions (Czech Technical University, Prague, June 28-30)
2023. Session Chair at the upcoming conference covering architecture, design, city planning, health, technology, urban economics, and social policy (New York City College of Technology – City Tech, June 14-16)
2023. “Global Dialogues in Art and Design,” (a project presented as Chair of the International publication subcommittee, which would be directed by the International Committee in coordination with the CAA Committee on publications at the College Art Association’s International Committee Meeting, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 15—18).
2022. On Architecture, Facing the Future, Philosophy of Architecture
Keynote speaker at 10th International Conference on Architecture, Technology, Design and Art, organized by STRAND – Sustainable Urban Society Association – a voluntary, non-governmental, and non-profit association to achieve specific goals for promoting and developing sustainable urban communities and living environments.
Smart Cities and Architectural Structures: Communicational and Informational Space [peer-reviewed article]. In On Architecture, Facing the Future, Philosophy of Architecture. Sustainable Urban Society Association, Gallery of Science and Technology, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, European Council of Spatial Planners. 10th International Conference Proceedings. Belgrade, Serbia, 2022, 16, 219-228.
Knowledge and the Digital Turn: Visual Manifestations of the Other and Education in the Global South has been officially selected and presented for the IVSA 2022 Annual Conference on Expanding the Visual Field: New Developments in Scholarship, Arts and Activism, Gather Town, September 15-18.
Fragments in Connection and Algorithmic Rule: Encoding the Urban Image in Motion
Urban Assemblage: The City as Architecture, Media, AI and Big Data
Artistic, Cultural, and Political Interdependence: Cities in Motion Facing the Challenges of Technological Advances
Cities in a Changing World: Questions of Culture, Climate and Design
The City University of New York (CUNY), New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
New York, June 16-18, 2021
To read the abstract, please click here.
Panel chaired at the Horasis Visions Community Extraordinary Meeting
Virtual Event, March 18, 2021. It is avalaible on Horasis YouTube channel.
Conscious Creativity and the Power to Inspire Change
Artistic expression has always made suggestions about the future: and has inspired us to cut the wonton waste of environmental resources to develop products, services and concepts for the collective interest. How can we use the arts to change the world for the better? What are the key issues that can be affected through the creative medium?
It was a great honor to have chaired this panel on the arts’ role in today’s context with leading names from the art scene. Among them was Mark Stevens, whom I highlight at the close of the meeting. His final speech makes a very significant point about the relationship between arts and society. Mark Stevens is an art critic for Newsweek, The New Republic, and New York magazine and has also written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times, and he is also a Pulitzer Prize Winner.
Other big names in this panel include Barrett White, the senior vice president of Christie’s. Barrett joined Christie’s in 1999 and has held senior positions in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department and Christie’s subsidiary Haunch of Venison. Nadja Swarovski, the chairperson of the Swarovski Foundation. She also heads up the company’s Sustainability strategy and the Swarovski Waterschool community investment program. Maya Penn, representing the future generation with the power of change. Arianne Phillips, a costume designer, recognized for her work on the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris, earning her a Tony award nomination for Best Costume Design. Also, the outstanding photographer, Alexi Lubomirski, founder of Creatives4Change, was with us. He has been working on a new initiative aiming more sustainable environment through the media industry’s new habits.
“The Arts: Conscious Creativity and the Power to Inspire Change,” at the Horasis Visions Community, Extraordinary Meeting focused on the USA. A video of the event was published on YouTube. Watch it to find out how it is particularly notable. Check out the Horasis YouTube channel.
Conference at Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester, December 02-04, 2020
Teaching-Learning-Research: Design and Environments
Media and Digital Interface: Designing Learning Spaces and Knowledge
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Digitale Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften
FAU – Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
Visuelle Kommunikation und Medien
Transformationsprozesse des globalen metropolitanen Rhythmus
CoArt Interview during the Corona pandemic 2020
CoART-19 Making Art possible – À table !
It is a cultural reflection on coronavirus and its effects on a personal, artistic, philosophical, and social level. “CoART-19 Making Art possible” is organized by Christoph Klütsch and Daniel Plettenberg—from the Provence Academy in Saignon—in collaboration with the Dora Maar House in Menérbes and with the support of the Department of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Made possible through funding from The Nancy B. Negley Artist Residency Program, The Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media and The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FWS.
YouTube channel TV Cultura & UNIVESP TV
YouTube channel TV Cultura & UNIVESP TV
The aesthetic structures, through graphic interfaces, which enable a new perception of digital communication with the visual and verbal languages in a network will be understood in their purposes of configuration on the internet, for self-learning in their forms of network collaboration.
The video lessons are available on the YouTube channel TV Cultura & UNIVESP TV.
This is the channel for those who want to know more and are always learning! It is one of the communicative tools at the Virtual University of the State of São Paulo (UNIVESP). Since September 2009, UNIVESP broadcasts the digital channel 2.2 for TV Cultura’s multiprogramming.
Subtitles in many languages are available in settings, auto-translate.
First video lesson:
Introduction to Educational Design
Relationship Between Technique, Design, Education, and Knowledge. This video lesson discusses the interdependence of the terms “technical,” “design,” and “technology” for the academic development of e-learning. The focus is on educational design as pedagogical planning and a didactic approach for e-learning through information and communications technology (ICT).
Second video lesson:
Educational and Instructional Design
Third video lesson:
Distance Learning Technology
This video lesson will present clarification on information technology, computing in education, and a preliminary notion regarding how learning management systems (LMSs) are being increasingly used in e-learning and their theoretical-methodological approach.
Fourth video lesson:
Convergence Between Digital Technologies, Content and Context
The focus is on the potential of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the virtual learning environment (VLE) in relation to its social context. The appropriate pedagogical method needs to be in tune with social changes!
Fifth video lesson:
Audio-Visual Material for Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Transmitted Via Internet
This video lesson discusses the interdisciplinarity between communication, design, technology, theories of perception, and the appropriate pedagogy for distance learning, through the virtual learning environment (VLE).
Sixth video lesson:
Setting Up Digital Media and Virtual Environment
This video lesson discusses and introduces the new paradigm of education, distance learning through a virtual learning environment. The aesthetic structures, through graphic interfaces, which enable a new perception of digital communication with the visual and verbal languages in a network will be understood in their purposes of configuration on the internet, for self-learning in their forms of network collaboration.
Seventh video lesson:
Technological Progress and Digital Mediation
This video lesson is based on empirical and qualitative research that studied active pedagogical methodologies for educational design practice and media configurations. This video lesson shows how important the empirical and theoretical relationship is for educational planning on online platforms, emphasizing the teaching-learning process in building knowledge.
Eighth video lesson:
The media configuration process is complex, and educational design has to establish methods for the execution of such media, meeting the objectives of current teaching methodologies. However, what are the challenges to be overcome? In this video lesson, we will cover problem-based learning or project-based learning and the appropriate methods for media planning according to the ADDIE model—analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Last video lesson:
Synthesis between practice and theory of educational design
Science, Technology and the Human Condition
This video lesson discusses a revolutionary form of teaching, a new, enduring human condition driven by its investment in knowledge and the evolution of technology and science. Therefore, given the increasing use of technologies, this new human condition is discussed.
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