Prof. Ludger Hovestadt Formally Hired as a Guest Professor at the Architecture Internationalization Demonstration School of Southeast University
At 11a.m. on January 17, 2019, in the conference room of SEU-ARCH, Professor Ludger Hovestadt from ETH Zurich was officially hired as guest professor of the Architecture Internationalization Demonstration School of Southeast University. Prof. Han Dongqing (Dean of SEU-ARCH), Prof. Ge Ming (Associate Dean of SEU-ARCH), Associate Prof. Tang Peng (Assistantto the Dean), Prof. Li Biao (Director of the Institute of Architectural Algorithms and Applications), Lecturer Hua Hao, Li Li and some students attended the signing ceremony. Prof. Ge Ming introduced the academic experience of Prof. Hovestadt. Then Prof. Li Biao explained the academic cooperation process among the Institute of Architectural Algorithms and Applications, Prof. Hovestadt's Studio and ETH Zurich research laboratory during the past 10 years. He also introduced their future research directions and goals. Prof. Hovestadt expressed his gratitude to Southeast University and hoped that the research on digital technology can be substantially promoted in the future collaboration. At the end of the ceremony, Dean Han Dongqing presented the Letter of Appointment and the university pin to Prof. Ludger Hovestadt.
Since the Architecture Internationalization Demonstration School of Southeast University started in June 2017, it has successively hired several world-known professors such as Prof. David Leatherbarrow to join the Demonstration School and hold important positions. Prof. Hovestadt has maintained a long and continuous academic exchange with SEU-ARCH for many years. Numerous students and teachers from SEU-ARCH have already obtained (or are studying for) the Ph.D. degree in Prof. Hovestadt’s Studio and returned to work at SEU. Prof.Hovestadt plans to establish a world top digital and technological research platform for doctoral students (including young teachers) between SEU and ETH Zurich, so as to conduct annual international scientific researches and high-end academic exchanges. This plan gains strong supports from both the Architecture Internationalization Demonstration School of Southeast University and the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich.
Ludger Hovestadt is an architect and computer scientist and since 2000 he workes as professor for computer aided architectural design at the ETH Zürich. He is working at the border line of calculability and brings complex information technology into disposal for architecture. He is founder of several companies in the fields of digital fabrication, smart buildings and the digitalization of our energy grids. Since 2009 his focus of research shifted towards basic research on architecture and information. His most important publications are: ‘Beyond the Grid - Architecture and InformationTechnology’ (2009), ‘Printed Physics - Metalithicum Series Vol. 1’ (2012),‘SHEAVES when things are, whatever can be the case’ (2013) and‘Eigenarchitecture - Computability as Literacy’ (2014) and ‘A Quantum City, Mastering the Generic’ (2015).