News - 4 October 2019

Ben van Berkel keynote at the World Architecture Festival

Join Ben van Berkel at the WAF to discuss Flow and the Expansion of the Profession

Alongside his role as a super jury member for the World Architecture Festival Award to decide the World Building, Future Project and Landscape of the Year 2019, Ben van Berkel will present a keynote speech on the impact that the digital revolution has had on both the architectural profession and its output.

The digital revolution has brought about many and varied cultural effects – both good and bad - yet is only now starting to truly affect how we design the built environment. In both art and science, objective observation has always been paramount. However, with new technologies and data collection, objectivity alone cannot lead to progress. If we want to successfully design healthy, safe and human-centric environments, data application needs to be carefully guided and directed. We need to learn to design with data; to understand and guide its potential analogue effects. In his keynote, Ben van Berkel speculates about the future of the built environment and presents a number of scenarios that outline how technology, developments in mobility, and finding a balance between cultural versus economic values can change our cities and buildings for the better.


December 5th 2019


Main Stage, Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam

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