Talk at CMU Symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”

I gave a talk on images of abstraction and abstractions of images in the two-day symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”, organized by Daniel Cardoso Llach at Carnegie Mellon University, 7-8 October 2017. The event brought together historians, designers, and

Talk at CMU Symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”

I gave a talk on images of abstraction and abstractions of images in the two-day symposium “Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures”, organized by Daniel Cardoso Llach at Carnegie Mellon University, 7-8 October 2017. The event brought together historians, designers, and

“The Valency of Misplaced Concreteness in Design and the Mathematical Sciences” Session at 4S 2017, Boston

For the 4S Annual Meeting 2017, I am co-organizer, along with Clare Kim of MIT’s STS Program, of a closed panel that rethinks the abstract-concrete opposition in design and mathematics. The panel draws on A.N. Whitehead’s “fallacy of misplaced concreteness” as a provocation to

“The Valency of Misplaced Concreteness in Design and the Mathematical Sciences” Session at 4S 2017, Boston

For the 4S Annual Meeting 2017, I am co-organizer, along with Clare Kim of MIT’s STS Program, of a closed panel that rethinks the abstract-concrete opposition in design and mathematics. The panel draws on A.N. Whitehead’s “fallacy of misplaced concreteness” as a provocation to

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McGill University School of Architecture

Joined the faculty at the McGill University School of Architecture as tenure-track Assistant Professor. Thrilled to be amidst excellent new colleagues and a stellar academic home!

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McGill University School of Architecture

Joined the faculty at the McGill University School of Architecture as tenure-track Assistant Professor. Thrilled to be amidst excellent new colleagues and a stellar academic home!

“Graphing Theory” PhD Dissertation Defense, MIT

I defended my MIT dissertation Graphing Theory: New Mathematics, Design, and the Participatory Turn amidst mentors, advisors, colleagues, friends, family, and the wonderfully intricate murals of Frank Stella. I will post a link to my dissertation as soon as it

“Graphing Theory” PhD Dissertation Defense, MIT

I defended my MIT dissertation Graphing Theory: New Mathematics, Design, and the Participatory Turn amidst mentors, advisors, colleagues, friends, family, and the wonderfully intricate murals of Frank Stella. I will post a link to my dissertation as soon as it

“Disciplines in Transition” Session at the 3 Societies Meeting, Faculty of the Arts, University of Alberta

I co-organized the session Disciplines in Transition: Postwar Encounters Between Design, Mathematics and Engineering, in the 2016 BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS joint Meeting at the University of Alberta. The session interrogated disciplinary osmoses between design, engineering, and the mathematical sciences after the

“Disciplines in Transition” Session at the 3 Societies Meeting, Faculty of the Arts, University of Alberta

I co-organized the session Disciplines in Transition: Postwar Encounters Between Design, Mathematics and Engineering, in the 2016 BSHS, CSHPS, and HSS joint Meeting at the University of Alberta. The session interrogated disciplinary osmoses between design, engineering, and the mathematical sciences after the

Paper on constructions of the user in the history of design research in DRS2016 Proceedings

Cite this paper: Vardouli, T. (2016). User Design: Constructions of the “user” in the history of design research. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016. Abstract: Over the past 50 years of

Paper on constructions of the user in the history of design research in DRS2016 Proceedings

Cite this paper: Vardouli, T. (2016). User Design: Constructions of the “user” in the history of design research. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016. Abstract: Over the past 50 years of

“Making Use” article published in Computational Making Special Issue, Design Studies journal

My article “Making Use: Attitudes to Human-Artifact Engagements” was published after double blind peer review in the Special Issue on Computational Making of the Design Studies journal, that I co-edited with Prof. Terry Knight. You can view the Special Issue’s seven

“Making Use” article published in Computational Making Special Issue, Design Studies journal

My article “Making Use: Attitudes to Human-Artifact Engagements” was published after double blind peer review in the Special Issue on Computational Making of the Design Studies journal, that I co-edited with Prof. Terry Knight. You can view the Special Issue’s seven