Systemic Architecture: bio-digital workflows

Marco Poletto

Contributing authors: Claudia Pasquero

EcoLogicStudio's bio-digital workflows are operative protocols to conceive augmented territories and eco-systemic architectures for which human inhabitation is co-evolutionary of nature. Such design workflows place particular emphasis on the space of drawing. Is the anthropocentrism immanent in the explorative mobilisation of drawings limiting its operative mode, in a dynamic world where problems require a broader and distributed perspective on design? I will argue that if drawings will have any future in architecture, a future populated by protocols of communication between autonomous machines that make any human readable notational system obsolete, it is to convey to our world traces of an in-human view, in order to inform, update and reorient our human intellect.