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A one and a half day conference staged at the ICA in London on 19 May 2003 with keynote speakers focusing on the emerging identity of interactive architecture and its influence on the contemporary cultural environment.

4dspace was initiated and curated by Lucy Bullivant, and supported by the Architecture Unit of the Arts Council of England, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Swiss Embassy & Presence Switzerland, and Arup Communications. Media partner: Archis magazine for architecture, the city and visual culture.

4dspace investigated how interactive architecture is being creatively exploited at a time when the boundaries between public and private space are blurred and computing has become social infrastructure. An experiential architecture is evolving from a cross- disciplinary use of digital media that explores the way people relate to one another and their environments. With the overlap of building and programme comes unprecedented scope to modify individuals' spatial experiences, but according to what and whose agenda? How do the issues provoked by the growth of pliable and responsive digital public environments warrant new definitions of creative roles?

4dspace was chaired by: David Turnbull, architect and director with architect Jane Turnbull of the London / New York-based practice atopia (architecture / information / urbanism) which addresses the impact of telecommunications and digital media on the physical form and organization of the contemporary city www.atopia.us and by Lucy Bullivant, architectural critic, author and curator. The event was staged as part of the onedotzero7 digital video festival, May 2003, at the ICA, London, directed by Shane RJ Walter. www.onedotzero.com | www.onedotzero.jp

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