Networking Program ViNe – Visiting the Social Sciences

May 4, 2023, 12:30 p.m. (CEST)


Time: May 4, 2023, 12:30 p.m. (CEST)
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Interdisciplinary research encompassing architecture, structural engineering, building physics, engineering geodesy, manufacturing and systems engineering, computer science and robotics, and human and social sciences is basis for the development of an overarching methodology of “co-designing” methods, processes and systems.

The “Visiting IntCDC Institutes" Networking Program ViNe aims to promote mutual acquaintance, interdisciplinary exchange and cross-disciplinary understanding amongst researchers from the eighteen institutes of the University of Stuttgart and one MPI who work together on the Cluster.

In the Networking Session “Visiting Social Sciences”, Cordula Kropp  gave a talk on “Digitizing AEC – Inspecting the Political Techo-Economy of Building Information Modelling” together with Yana Boeva and Kathrin Braun.

After a brief historical outline of technology assessment and a definition of socio-technical transformations and their co-design in TA she was exploring the political techno-economy of BIM and its importance for the digitization of AEC. Drivers, hopes and risks of the platformization and platform capitalism, especially the role of software and service providers like Autodesk and its BIM software Revit were intensively discussed, as well as the need to teach / acquire programming skills.

The great interest and the lively and fruitful discussion show the importance of an interdisciplinary exchange for the researchers in the cluster. "visits" to other institutes are planned.

More information on further “Visiting IntCDC Institutes" Networking Sessions and the program ViNe as well as the slides of Cordula Kropp’s presentation can be found on Confluence.


All Images: © IntCDC, University of Stuttgart | Julia Mederus

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