at Studio Zwei
This talk explores how architects might think of ‘metaversality’ as an already existing aspect of the world rather than seeing the Metaverse as a world apart. This opens up new possibilities to meaningfully engage with a condition in which virtuality takes another place in world, giving things another face. It will explore how genuinely ‘metaversal’ research formats, content and methods might look like, how to engage with ‘meta-visibility’ and ‘meta-blindness’ through code and how to deal with active ‘meta-objects’.
Agostino Nickl is a doctoral fellow at the Chair of Digital Architectonics at ITA, ETH Zurich, supervised by Prof. Ludger Hovestadt and co-supervised by Prof. Vera Bühlmann. Previously, he worked at Arup Digital Studio in London, an interdisciplinary design innovation team, and taught Architectural Design, Landscape Design and Videogame Urbanism Theory at Oxford School of Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Agostino graduated at the Bartlett School of Architecture under Prof. Laura Allen and Prof. Mark Smout in Unit 11, where his work was awarded with the Sir Banister Fletcher Medal, the Bartlett School of Architecture Medal and the Saint Gobain Innovation Prize.