Designing the unplannable in realtime digitalities

Date & Time

Thursday, July 1st | 11:30-13:00 CEST, 05:30-07:00 EDT, 19:30-21:00 AEST
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You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson. Their work explores the integration of videogame technologies into architectural design, leading conversations on how games can engage new participants in the design of cities. They have taught and lectured on the subject worldwide. You+Pea’s work operates between the design of architectural interventions and virtual worlds, alongside developing critical theory that underpins their connection. Sandra and Luke established and lead the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where they promote the use of game technologies in architectural education. You+Pea draws inspiration from speculative architecture of the past, producing new forms of architectural practice that result in the design of virtual, interactive game spaces to provoke conversations about the real world.

After their keynote lecture, they will engage in conversation with the winners of INDESEM 2021, a student prize for designing with data at the TU Delft, who will shortly present their winning ideas. The jury of INDESEM 2021 (consisting of members from MVRDV, UNStudio, OMA and ZJA) will announce the winners in early june.



Organized by Arcam


More information & Contact

Indira van ‘t Klooster

Indira van ‘t Klooster

Director Arcam (Amsterdam Architecture Center) , moderator at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, editor in chief at A10 new European Architecture Coop

Luke Pearson & Sandra Youkhana

Luke Pearson & Sandra Youkhana

You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson