The Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics (SIGraDi) is a non-profit association that brings together architects, urban planners, designers and artists linked to digital media. Its main goals are to contribute to the academic debate on digital media and their applications, to promote the production and advancement of scientific knowledge in general, and also to stimulate research and education in the current context of major technological change.

The 22nd Congress of SIGraDi takes on the theme of “Technopolitics“. It is understood that all technology is generated within cultural, economic and social fabrics, as well as has political aspects in its conformation and its use. However, it is not uncommon for technologies to be autonomously thought of as prefigurers of futures and unequivocal solutions to problems not yet known.

In a world facing different crises and challenges, from social to political, from urban to environmental, from imagined spaces to constructed ones, Technopolitics are understood as practices of conception, revision and use of technological artifacts that operate as common goods, and may counteract the dominant models of technological application.

Considering these premises and the intensive presence of digital and hybrid technologies in daily life, Technopolitics has been developed and directed to the propositional and critical composition of a “common world”: urban life, access and sharing of information and ways of doing, the forms of citizen participation and self-management, decision-making processes, the design and production of cities, and the enhancement of creative practices, among others.

The focus on digital technologies and their uses in architecture, design, arts and the like, according to the proposed approach – and based on the specificities and history of SIGraDi – intends to broaden the debate under way in these areas.

important dates

Deadline for Abstracts submission: March 26th April 02nd, 2018
Notification of approved abstracts: April 30th May 07th, 2018
Deadline for submission of full papers: June 25th, 2018 July 02nd, 2018
Notification of approved full papers: August 20th, 2018
Submission of final papers: September 24th, 2018
Workshops: November, 5 and 6th, 2018
Conference: November 7th, 8th and 9th, 2018 

keynote speakers


Felix Stalder is Professor for Digital Culture and Network Theories at the Zurich University of the Arts, a member of the World-Information Institute and the Technopolitics Working Group, both in Vienna and one of the long-term moderators of <nettime>, an international mailing list. His work focuses on the intersection of cultural, political and technological dynamics, in particular on new modes of commons-based production, control society, copyright and transformation of subjectivity. Among his recent publications are “Digital Solidarity” (PML & Mute 2014) and “The Digital Condition” (Polity Press, 2018).

Giselle Beiguelman researches the aesthetics of memory and develops projects of artistic interventions in the public space and with digital media. She is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) and the author of several books and articles on contemporary nomadism and practices of digital culture. Her recent projects include Memory of Amnesia (2015), Odiolândia (2017) and the curatorship of Arquinterface: the city expanded by networks (2015). She is a member of the Laboratory for OTHER Urbanisms (FAU-USP) and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her works are in collections of museums in Brazil and abroad, such as ZKM (Germany), MAC-USP and MAR (Rio de Janeiro).

gt2P (great things to People) is a studio involved in projects of architecture, art and design, established in Santiago, Chile. The studio is in a continuous process of research and experimentation in digital crafting, promoting new encounters between the technologies for projecting and the richness of the local expressed in traditional materials and techniques.  Its work methodology has two dimensions. First, it seeks to systematize knowledge and observation, whether of natural, artificial, geometric or spatial, phenomena, through generative algorithms. Here parametric design is a tool to guide the planning of projects that the studio carry out, enabling the integration of its stages of design, development and production.  On the other hand, GT2P have discovered an artistic dimension that connects itself with its cultural heritage, through the incorporation of traditional experience and knowledge that feed and qualify the generative algorithms or DNA that they create: “Exposing the unexpectedness of manual processes and local materials is a way to value what we are in what we do”.


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