Back to School with... is a sequence of research based lectures where we invite notable people that woke our interest and curiosity and from whom we want to learn more. For each series of three evenings, we ask someone that inspires us to design and curate a lectures programme around one topic or question that is on their mind at that moment. A simpel dinner and one drink at the bar is included in the ticket price. Doors open and food served from 18:00, the lecture starts at 19:00. Tickets are available for the three lectures altogether or for the individual evenings.
More info about the next Back to School With... series will follow soon
Back to School with...Marina Otero Verzier
A series of three evening lectures that explored architecture paradigms for storing data, which took place on Tuesday 18 October, 08 November and 22 November 2022
For the first edition of Back to School with... we had invited architect and researcher Marina Otero Verzier to curate a series around the topic of architecture for data storage and digital infrastructures following the title "Future Storage: Architectures to host the Metaverse."
In this series we explored architecture paradigms for storing data attuned to socio-ecological challenges and the growing price of energy. We analysed current trends and innovations in data storing architectures and behaviors that could reduce dependence on data center growth: From macro data centers ceding terrain to decentralized egde computing and micro centers, to data centres operating as a thermal urban infrastructures, and gardens being models for more-than-human data storing architectures.
With contributions by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Christopher Schlaeffer, Monika Seyfried, Niels Schrader, Jorinde Seijdel and Roel Backaert. More info about this first edition can be found here