As part of the programme for the Jaap Bakema Study Centre conference, which aims to critically explore the interplay between architecture and digital culture since the 1970s, Armin Linke discusses a selection of projects with Georg Vrachliotis and Dirk van den Heuvel. This presentation reflects on the current state of global technological landscapes, from media archives and data archaeology to control rooms and server farms.
Armin Linke is a photographer and filmmaker who lives in Berlin. Through his work he analyses the transformations of our natural, technological and urban environment as a diverse space of continuous interaction. By combining his own archive with other media archives, Linke challenges the conventions of photographic practice and conventional, singular authorship, whereby the question of how photography is installed and displayed becomes increasingly important. In a collective approach with artists, designers, architects, historians and curators, a polyphonic narrative is created that combines multiple perspectives.
Repositioning Architecture in the Digital
This year’s Jaap Bakema Study Centre conference aims to critically explore the interplay between architecture and digital culture since the 1970s. How has the emergent data society materialised in architecture? What new typologies have been developed? And what role did architecture play in the emerging discussion about artificial intelligence?