Speaker: Phil Ayres, CITA

Speaker: Phil Ayres, CITA

Phil Ayres is an architect, researcher and educator. He joined the ranks at CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen) in 2009 after a decade of teaching and research at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and completing his PhD in Denmark at the Aarhus School of Architecture. He has also been a partner of sixteen*(makers) since 1998. As a self-taught computer programmer, skilled machinist and maker, his work searches to construct complementary potentials between the worlds of the digital and the material. His teaching and research allow him to bridge the realms of representation, fabrication and interaction, and feed into his interest of developing exploratory design techniques that are often computer mediated, but always lead to physical output. Much of this work has been exhibited and published internationally.