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2018-2020 Our team organized five Architecture and Environment (AE) International Symposia in the time of two years. The 6th AE Symposium will take place on 7th May 2021 organized and chaired by Dr. Defne Sunguroglu Hensel with focus on the theme of Ecological Prototypes.

2020 16 October: AE 5 Symposium: Arbor-Tech – The Tree between Today’s new Technologies and Cultural Techniques of the Past. The symposium takes place in the context of the Weihenstephaner Forum in collaboration between Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig, Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture at Technical University Munich, and Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Digital Architecture and Planning at Vienna University of Technology. If conditions permit the event will take place at TUM. Otherwise the symposium will be held online. Program to be announced soon.

2020 16&18 Sept: Michael U. Hensel will deliver a keynote talk at the eCAADe Conference 2020 – Anthropologic – Architecture and Fabrication in the Cognitive Age.

2020 31 Aug -11 Sep: AE Lab 2 – Architecture and Environment Lab 2020 takes place in Florence and Lamole, Italy. AE Lab 2 is organized by LamoLab, Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Dr. Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, Prof. Dr. Grazia Tucci and Dr. Erica Parisi.

2020 Aug: Prof. Dr. Claudia Binder (EPFL ENAC), Dr. Defne Sunguroglu Hensel (TU Wien), Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig (TUM) and Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel (TU Wien) are series editors of the new Springer Nature book series Designing Environments.

2020 13-19 July: Living Environments and Landscape Online International Lecture Series, Co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel and Prof. Dr. Yuning Cheng, director of Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. 13 July: Michael U Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures: Thoughts and Works en Route to Architecture and Environment Integration. 15 July: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a lecture entitled: Ecological Prototypes for Designing Future Environments.

2020 03 Feb: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures – Thoughts and Works en Route to Architecture and Environment Integration at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt.

2020 01 Jan: LamoLab is launched.

2019 18&19 Dec: Michael U. Hensel launches and chairs the 4th Architecture & Environment Symposium Data-driven Modelling and Design for Architecture and Environment Integration at Vienna University of Technology.

2019 29 Nov: Michael U. Hensel delivers a talk entitled Embedded Architectures – En Route to data-driven Modelling for Architecture and Environment Integration at the GCD Symposium 2019 organized by the Center for Geometry and Computational Design at Vienna University of Technology.

Abstract: Sustainability requirements are becoming rapidly more complex and pressing as climate change and related societal, economic and environmental problems unfold. Human modifications of the environment fall short of advanced sustainability considerations from early design stages onward due to a pronounced gap in the integration of relevant data across domains and scales. At the same time data is gaining increasing importance in many areas concerning the biophysical environment, as well as design and construction of the human dominated and, more specifically, the built environment. The talk introduces a current effort in integrating multi-scale and multi-domain knowledge and modelling methods that link systematic data acquisition and integration for assessing architecture and biophysical environment interaction, as well as modeling and analysis of ecology and climate impact and modulation. This includes the integration of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, micro-climate and ecology. From this new approaches to urban green infrastructure and urban agriculture are beginning to emerge that are supported by constructions and that are integrated with non-discrete architectures.

2019 20-22 Nov: Michael U. Hensel participates in the external expert board evaluating South East University School of Architecture – a national government named model school – in Nanjing, China.

2019 25 Nov: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Ecological Prototypes – Data-driven Design Research on Ecological Prototypes for Architecture at EPFL ENAC in Lausanne, Switzerland. Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures and Data-driven Design at EPFL ENAC Media and Design Laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2019 7 Nov: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures and Data-driven Design at Trends of Transformation Forum 2019: Innovation with no Boundaries in Guangzhou, China.

2019 25 Nov: Michael U. Hensel delivers keynote talk entitled Embedded Architectures: Data-driven Design en Route to Architecture and Environment Integration at Digital Practice DR_SoM & ARENA Conference at Technical University Graz, Austria.

Abstract: This talk introduces the notion of embedded architectures which links architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, micro-climatology and ecology in a multi-scalar and multi-domain approach. While performance-oriented architecture frequently addresses architecture and environment interactions, the notion of embedded architectures takes this approach further towards architecture and environment integration. This extends the question whether architecture can be in the service of the bio-physical environment to how architecture may be an integral part of the bio-physical environment. At the same time environmental data that can support computer-aided analysis, simulation, modelling and design becomes increasingly available or reasonably easy to acquire. The talk discusses potentials and difficulties of data-driven design en route to architecture and environment integration.

2019 25 Nov: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a paper entitled Data-driven Design Research on Ecological Prototypes for Green Architecture at Digital Practice DR_SoM & ARENA Conference at Technical University Graz, Austria.

2019 16&17 Sept: Katia Perini and Michael U. Hensel co-organize anc co-chair the AE3 – 3rd Architecture & Environment Symposium entitled Envelope Ecologies at the University of Genoa, Italy.

2019 16 Sept: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel a talk entitled Data-driven Design Research on Ecological Prototypes for Green Architecture at the AE3 – 3rd Architecture & Environment Symposium entitled Envelope Ecologies at the University of Genoa, Italy.

2019 9-14 Sep: Michael U. Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel organize the first Architecture and Environment Lab (AE Lab) 2019 – a collaboration with Prof. Dr. Grazia Tucci of University of Florence and Daniele Santucci and Ata Chockhachian of Technical University Munich. The AE Lab takes place in Florence and Lamole, Italy.

2019 29 Aug: Launch of a special issue of Form Academic Journal entitled Linking systems-thinking and Design-thinking in Architecture and Urban Design guest-edited by Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Birger Sevaldson.

2019 26 Aug: Michael U. Hensel delivers a keynote talk entitled Performance in Architecture at humARCH 2019 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2019 5-10 Aug: Michael U. Hensel runs the 010 Lab at Escuela de Arquitectura y Estudios Urbanos at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2019 26 May: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Facts of Matter: The Rise of integrative (Design-) Practices en Route to Post-polarization at the Matter at Hand Symposium at the Azrieli Foundation in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Abstract: Today political, cultural, and technological discourses frequently place the global against the local, the machine against the hand, the extravagant against the humble, the lavish against the frugal, and so on. Just as frequently, and perhaps purposefully so, these discussions raise anxieties about the future of human labour, jobs, income and subsistence, and perhaps humanities future at large. This also includes anxieties about where the economy is going, how resources should be handled and the net total of local and global environmental consequences. Most of these issues are often considerably more complex than politically forced dichotomies and anxieties suggest. For this reason, discourses that commence from a more complex and integrative approach often uncover potential that polarizing discourses cannot or will not reveal. This talk will focus on a number of research projects that are currently underway that set architecture into a broader scope of knowledge fields and disciplines. Such works begin to suggest different ways of balancing the matter at hand. Increasingly such works consider a much broader range of stakeholders, often based on non-human perspectives, that include aspects of the natural environment while correlating these with cultural practices. This new field of engagement is interdisciplinary and tackles multiple domains and scales of space, time, function and dynamics. At the same time such works often require wholesome rethinking of engrained practices that are seemingly unchangeable due to vested interests. At any rate, necessary change needs to be balanced with an economy of means in which single mindedness and polarization cannot be the way forward. The works discussed in this talk broadly pertain to the question of ground as an enabler and related questions of regenerative design and local environment maintenance in which all available resources play a role, including all stakeholders, environment, architectures and technologies. This brings into contact traditional practices with new ones, such that hand and matter will never matter not, but be co-utilized in a manner that may yield integrated local economies and related technological development based on human and advanced technology interaction.

2019 17 May: Michael U. Hensel delivers a talk entitled The Rights to Ground – A Case for the Need of Design Principles at the Exp’19 Conference at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

2019 15 May: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled The Changing Shape of Architecture – Integrating Research and Design in Practice at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

2019 13 May: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures – En Route to Advanced Architecture and Environment Interaction at the University Of Malta.

2019 7 May: Michael U. Hensel delivers a talk entitled Not seeing the Forest for the Trees – Can Density offset the Perception of Density? at the Perceived Urban Densities Workshop at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2019 01 May: Booklaunch of The Changing Shape of Architecture edited by Michael U. Hensel and Fredrik Nilsson.

2019 29 Apr: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures & En Route to Advanced Architecture and Environment Interactions at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

2019 29 Mar: Michael U. Hensel launches and chairs the 2nd Architecture & Environment Symposium New Environments at Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

2019 18 Mar: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures & Information-based Design at the Visual Computing Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

2019 25 Feb: Michael U. Hensel delivers a talk entitled Embedded Architectures – Climate Mitigation through alternative Means at the Approaches for Urban Climate Mitigation for activating Public Space Symposium at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.

2018 Michael U. Hensel joins Arbeitskreis Architekturinformatik.

2018 5 Dec: Thomas Auer and Michael U. Hensel co-launch the 1st Architecture & Environment Symposium entitled 10 Years of ClimaDesign – Recent and New Approaches to the Interaction between Humans and the Built Environment at the Technical University Munich, Germany. Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures at the first symposium in the Architecture & Environment (AE) series at the Technical University Munich, Germany.

2018 20 Nov: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures & Information-based Design at EPFL ENAC in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2018 14 Nov: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled “Embedded Architectures – Rethinking Architecture and Environment Relations” at Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Technical University Munich, Germany.

2018 9 Nov: Michael U. Hensel a delivers lecture entitled Embedded Architectures: Challenging the Architecture – Nature Divide in the Meetings on Architecture Series at the Nordic Pavilion at Venice Architectural Biennale 2018, Italy.

2018 27 Sep: Michael U. Hensel delivers keynote entitled Researching Research Cultures in Architecture at RCA 2018 – Research Culture in Architecture – International Conference on Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration at FATUK Faculty of Architecture at Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany.

2018 11 Sep: Michael U. Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Embedded Architectures & Information-based Design at the Angewandte in Vienna, Austria.

2018 Michael U. Hensel commences Professorship for Digital Architecture and Planning at Vienna University of Technology and board membership in the Center for Geometry and Computational Design (GCD).

2018 Michael U. Hensel commences AWS Visiting Professorship at Technical University Munich Department of Architecture financed by STO Stiftung and honorary fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS).

2018 Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel receives TUM post-doctoral fellowship 2018 from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University Munich.

2018 OCEAN A|E is launched on 1st January 2018.

2017 17 Nov: Michael U. Hensel convenes the 2nd Roundtable on The Changing Shape of Practice at DOGA Design and Architecture Norway. Participants include: Helen & Hard, Nordic – Office of Architecture, OCEAN, Snøhetta & Designit Oslo, EGGS Design, Halogen.

2017 03 Nov: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel defends her PhD at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Thesis: Convergence – Materials Adaptation and Informatics in Architecture.

2017 27 Oct: Michael U. Hensel convenes the 1st Roundtable on The Changing Shape of Practice at DOGA Design and Architecture Norway. Participants include: Helen & Hard, Nordic – Office of Architecture, OCEAN, Snøhetta & Designit Oslo, EGGS Design, Halogen.

2017 19 Oct: Michael U. Hensel delivers keynote entitled The Rights to Ground at RSD6 Relating Systems-thinking and Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2017 06 Oct: Michael U. Hensel delivers a talk entitled Anticipation, Enquiry, Correlation & Adaptation – Transdisciplinary Research by Design en Route to Environmental Information Modelling at the 2017 DLB Symposium at Georgia Tech.

2017 11 & 12 Sept: Walter Unterrainer und Michael U. Hensel chair the Changing Shape of Practice Conference at Aarhus School of Architecture. The conference is funded by the Dreyer Fond and is part of Aarhus Cultural Capital 2017.

2017 04 – 09 Sept: Lamole Terraced Vineyards Research Cooperation 2017 takes place in Florence and in Lamole.

2017 15 June: Michael Hensel delivers lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture and Information-based Design at TU Delft.

2017 13 June: 2nd Kieran Timberlake – Snøhetta – RCAT Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics Workshop at Snøhetta Oslo.

2017 15 Mar: Michael Hensel delivers lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture at the Tectonics Symposium at Aalborg University.

2017 10 Feb: Michael Hensel particpates at round-table of the Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption Symposium at GSAPP Columbia University, NYC, USA.

2017 09 Feb: 1st Kieran Timberlake – Snøhetta – RCAT Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics Workshop at Kieran Timbertlake, Philadelphia, USA.

2016 11 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers keynote Embedded Architectures – Developments en route to Performance-oriented Architecture at GSM3 – Game, Set and Match Symposium at TU Delft.

2016 05 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers a talk entitled What does Architecture do? at the Les Architectes (Re)cherchent International Phyllis Lambert Seminar at the University of Montreal.

2016 07 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture at Aalborg University.

2016 29&30 Sept: Michael Hensel chairs the 2nd Changing Shape of Practice Symposium at Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Participating practices include: Kieran Timberlake, OCEAN, SHoP Architects, Snøhetta, White Architects and Void.

2016 29 Sept: Michael Hensel chairs the Changing Shape of Practice Seminar at DOGA Design and Architecture Norway. Participating practices include: Helen & Hard, Kieran Timberlake, SHoP Architects, Snøhetta, White Architects and Void.

2016 29 Sept: OCEAN exhibits work in the Changing Shape of Practice Exhibition at Galleri AHO, Oslo, Norway.

2016 12-22 Sept: The 1st Lamole Terraced Vineyards research collaboration takes place in Lamole, involving the University of Florence, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and OCEAN.

2016 13-15 July: Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel present papers at the ISDRS International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

2016 29 Juni: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture – Concepts, Methods, Works at Tonji University, Shanghai, China.

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2016 27 Juni: Michael Hensel delivers keynote at the 5th CNRCAU Forum in Changjing.

2016 26 Juni: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture – Concepts, Methods, Works at NanjingUniversity, Nanjing, China.

2016 23 Juni: Michael Hensel delivers a plenary talk entitled Bio-integrated Design – An alternative Approach to Architecture and Biology at the ICBE 5th International Conference on Bionic Engineering in Ningbo, China.

2016 16 June: Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel deliver talks at the first Design and Nature Summit organized by the Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM), Istanbul, Turkey.

2016 18 May: Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel conduct a workshop on designing multi-performance screenwalls at Izmir University of Economy, Izmir, Turkey.

2016 17 May: Michael Hensel and Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel give talks at the Trans-Arch-Edu 3 Symposium at Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey.

2016 21 April: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled The Changing Shape of Practice at Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey.

2016 08 Mar: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel chairs YEM Norwegian & Turkish Architects seminar at the YEM Building Information Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

2015 08 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled From Utopia to Dystopia (and back?): Arguments for an Architectural Anti_Pessimism at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

2015 29 Sept: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Borderline Cases: Approaching ultra-complex Design Problems and Urban Hyper-diversity at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

2014 20 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Schools of Thought – Local Specificity and Questions of Identity at CONARCH II – International Congress of Architecture, Selcuk University Faculty of Architecture, Suleyman Demirel Culture Centre, Konya, Turkey.

2014 04 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Architectural History from a Performance Perspective – Repositories of Embedded Knowledge, Christian Norberg-Schulz Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2014 07 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Ecologies, Architectures, Nation States and other Borderline Cases – A Plea for a massive Paradigm Change
at the RSD3 Relating Systems-think and Design Symposium, Sverre Fehn Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2014 02 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Grounds and Envelopes IV – Integrating Tectonic and Spatial Strategies, Christian Norberg-Schulz Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2014 18 Sept: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Grounds and Envelopes III – Envelopes, Christian Norberg-Schulz Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2014 02 Sept: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Grounds and Envelopes II – Grounds, Christian Norberg-Schulz Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2014 19 Aug: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Grounds and Envelopes I – Spatial Strategies, Christian Norberg-Schulz Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2014 10 June: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Perspectives, Criticality and Projectice Capacity in Architecture at the Act and Reflect II Symposium, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2014 21 Feb: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Intersecting Knowledge-fields and the Role of Research by Design en Route to Intensely Local Architectures  at Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2014 22 Jan: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Wood in Architecture – Sustainable or not? Critical Reflections on Material Behavior, Prevailing Prejudices and Alternative Approaches, Christian Norberg-Schulz Auditorium, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

2013 27 Dec: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture – Rethinking Architecture and the Built Environment at Yaşar University Faculty of Architecture, Izmir, Turkey.

2013 14 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture – Rethinking Architecture and the Built Environment at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia.

2013 09 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Architectural History from a Performance Perspective at Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2013 01 Feb: Michael Hensel and Jeffrey P. Turko deliver a talk entitled Grounds and Envelopes from an Ecological Perspective at the Designing for Biodiversity – The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA.

2013 01 Feb: Michael Hensel delivers a talk entitled Why Architecture needs to respond to Urban Ecology (and how this might commence) at the Designing for Biodiversity – The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA.

2012 11 Dec: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Crunching-time: Confronting the Crisis of Architecture in the Sliver Lecture Series at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

2012 07 Dec: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Integrativer Architekturentwurf – Ökologie, Nachhaltigkeit und Kulturelles Erbe at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.

2012 05 Oct: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a talk entitled A Systems Model for Multi-functional Performance Integration at the RSD Relating Systems Thinking and Design Thinking – International Seminar, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2012 04 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers a talk entitled Knowing the Unknown: The Predicament of Core Knowledge and the Boundary Problem in Architecture at the RSD Relating Systems Thinking and Design Thinking – International Seminar, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2012 22 June: Michael Hensel delivers a keynote entitled Research by Design + the Renovation of Practice at the Research by Design – Architectural Design as Scientific Endeavor Symposium, University of Innsbruck, Institute for Experimental Architecture, Innsbruck, Austria.

2012 02 May: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Architecture and Ecology – Towards a non-anthropocentric Architecture at e[ad] School of Architecture and Design, Valparaiso, Chile.

2012 15 Mar: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture – Towards Non-discrete and Non-anthropocentric Architectures
at Georgia Tech School of Architecture, Atlanta, USA.

2012 04 Feb: Michael Hensel delivers a talk entitled Towards Non-anthropocentric Architectures at the Sustaining Sustainability Symposium – The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA.

2012 03 Feb: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Sustaining Sustainability: The Need for Alternative Approaches to Architectural Design and Sustainability at the Sustaining Sustainability Symposium – The Hans and Roger Strauch Symposium on Sustainable Design 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA.

2011 27&28 Oct: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a talk entitled Nested Catenaries, and Michael Hensel delivers a talk entitled Integrated Research at the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics at the Sverre Fehn 2011 Symposium, Oslo School for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2011 05 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture – An alternative Approach to Architectural Design and Sustainability
at Chalmers Architecture, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2011 30 May: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Architecture at Die Angewandte – University for Applied Arts, Vienna, Austia.

2011 29 Apr: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a talk entitled Multiple Performance Integration based on Wood and Clay Brick based Systems at the Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics Inauguration Symposium, Oslo School for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 03 Nov: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Material Evidence from a Performance-oriented Design Perspective at the ‘Material Evidence’ PhD Seminar 
CITA Center for Information Technology and Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010 08 Oct: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a talk entitled Complex Brick Systems at the Eladio Dieste – Advancing Architecture through Material Systems Innovation Symposium, Oslo School for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 08 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers a talk entitled Performance-oriented Design from a Material System Perspective – Innovating with Material Systems at the Eladio Dieste – Advancing Architecture through Material Systems Innovation Symposium, Oslo School for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 18 Aug: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Auxiliary Architectures – The Need for Re-equipping the Built Environment at Oslo School for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 26 Apr: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Design from a Material Perspective at the Digital Material Seminar, ROM Kunst + Arkitektur, Oslo, Norway.

2010 22 Apr: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Performance-oriented Design – Towards an inclusive Approach to Architecture and the Built Environment at the From Gesamtkunstwerk to Complexity – Architecture on all Scales Nordic Association of Architectural Research – Seminar 2010, Tampere University of Technology – School of Architecture, Tampere, Finland.

2010 14 Apr: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Performance-oriented Design – Towards an inclusive Approach to Architecture and the Built Environment at the EKO Design 2010 Conference, YEM Yapi-Endustri Merkezi – The Building Information Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010 08 Apr: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Design – A systems-based Perspective: Interrelating Subject, Environment, Spatial and Material-organisation across (Time-)scales at Oslo School for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 31 Mar: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Performance-oriented Design from a Material Perspective – Example: Wood at the Digital Crafting Network Seminar 2, CITA Center for Information Technology and Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010 26 Mar: Michael Hensel delivers an inaugural lecture entitled Performance-oriented Design – Towards an inclusive Approach to Architecture and the Built Environment at Leopold-Franzens-Universität – Fakultät Architektur, Innsbruck, Austria.

2010 16 Mar: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Parametric Urbanism: Opportunity or Nonsense? A Potential Paradigm for complex multi-scalar Design Problems at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 02 Mar: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Reflections on a Biological Paradigm for Architecture at COAC – Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

2010 09 Feb: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Design: Some Thoughts on the Interaction between Artifacts, Organisms and Environment
at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 09 Feb: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Rethinking Wood Characteristics and Behaviour in Architectural Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 01 Feb: Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Combining Computational Associative and Growth Modelling Methods at the Architecture and Computation Think-tank 01, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 01 Feb: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Conceptual Challenges in Complex Form-generation and Performance-analysis at the Architecture and Computation Think-tank 01, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2010 26 Jan: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Performance-oriented Design – A Paradigm for Architectural Design and Sustainability of the Built Environment
at the Utzon Center, Aalborg, Denmark.

2010 22 Jan: Michael Hensel delivers a lecture entitled Operating between Context-specificity and Lack of Information – Instrumentalising the Unknown in the Design and Construction Process at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.

2009 30 Oct: Michael Hensel delivers keynote entitled Performance-oriented Architecture at GENERATE International Seminar on Algorithmic Architecture at University of Oulo, Finland.