DGfGG 2013 – About Form and Structure

Conference of DGfGG 2013 - 9th Conference of the German Society for Geometry and Graphics, anniversary conference – 10 years DGfGG – with the topic "About form and structure. Current demands on geometry"


The 9th conference of the German Society for Geometry and Graphics (DGfGG), Anniversary Conference – 10 years DGfGG – took place from 6th to 8th March 2013 in the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.

Topic of the conference: About form and structure. Current demands on geometry.

Forms and structures form fundamental design relations in various disciplines. Thereby, a variety of factors influence the processes of form creation. The conference explored the question of what role geometry plays in these processes. Traditionally, geometry has the task of making forms ascertainable, describable, representable and realizable, and of investigating their rules of creation. Current developments show the use of more and more complex, irregular and seemingly "non-geometric" shapes. In addition to geometric and topological considerations, system-theoretical considerations as well as processes of morphogenesis and self-organization form the basis of the designs. In lectures, posters and discussions, the conference addressed the positions of geometry on form and structure and determined current demands on geometry.


Event with the Baravalle Movie by Hermann Edel

Keynote speakers were:

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Uta Graff, Architectural Design, TU Munich
Structure and appearance - transformation as a design principle
Prof. Achim Menges, Institute for Computer-based Design, University of Stuttgart
Integration of form, material and structure: computer-based morphogenesis in architecture
Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis, Architectural Theory, KIT Karlsruhe
Structural thinking as world view and tool
Prof. Dr. Gunter Weiss, Institute for Geometry, TU Dresden / Vienna
Art : Geometry : Mathematics - three relations full of tension

Details of the conference on the website: http://tagung2013.dgfgg.de

The conference results were published in the book:

9783658050856.tifCornelie Leopold (Hrsg.): Über Form und Struktur - Geometrie in Gestaltungsprozessen. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden 2014