‘(Im)Material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture’, Beijing, 2008: Matias del Campo, Roland Snooks, Marc Fornes, Elena Manferdini, Alisa Andrasek, Francois Roche, Achim Menges, Yusuke Obuchi (left to right)






Neil Leach, Philip Yuan (organizers), ‘Visualization v Materialization’, CAUP, Tongji, 2 July 2017


Neil Leach, Philip Yuan (organizers), ‘Diagrammatic Thinking’, CAUP, Tongji, 2 July 2016


Neil Leach, Xu Weiguo (organizers), ‘Digital Factory: Advanced Computational Research’, CAUP, Tongji, 5 July 2015.


Neil Leach, Philip Yuan (organizers), ‘Interactive SHANGHAI’, Shanghai, 9 August 2013


Neil Leach (organizer), ‘3-D Printing in Concrete: Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Applications’, Dessau, 22 June 2013


Neil Leach, Philip Yuan (organizers), ‘XXL – Supertall Buildings’, Tongji University, Shanghai, 16 June 2012


Neil Leach, Philip Yuan (organizers), ‘DigitalFUTURE, Shanghai, 24 June 2011


Neil Leach, Xu Weiguo (organizers), ‘Machinic Processes’, Beijing, 16 Oct 2010


Neil Leach, Roland Snooks (organizers), ‘Swarm Intelligence: Architectures of Multi-Agent Systems’, Austrian Pavilion, EXPO, Shanghai, July 2010


Neil Leach, Roland Ritter (organizers), ‘Intensive Fields’, USC, 12 Dec 2009


Neil Leach, Xu Wei-Guo (organizers), ‘(Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 25-26 Oct 2008


 Neil Leach, Alfred Jacoby (organizers), ‘Digital Cities’, Dessau, Germany, 9 June 2007 


Neil Leach, Xu Wei-Guo (organizers), ‘Emerging Talent’, Design Forum, Beijing Architecture Biennial, 26-27 September 2006. 


Neil Leach, Xu Wei-Guo (organizers), ‘Urban Frenzy’, A8 Peak Forum, Beijing Architecture Biennial, 21-22 September 2004 


Neil Leach, David Turnbull, Chris Williams (organizers), ‘Digital Tectonics’, University of Bath, Bath, March 2002.                


Neil Leach (organizer), ‘E-Futures: Designing for a Digital World’, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 11 June 2001


Neil Leach, Mark Cousins (organizers), ‘Housing the Unconscious’, conference on architecture and psychoanalysis, Architectural Association, London, May 2000


Neil Leach, Mariana Celac (organizers), ‘Beyond The Wall: Architecture, Ideology and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe’, international conference, Bucharest, Romania, 1-3 July 1995




 Keynote Addresses


‘Size Matters’, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, July 2017


‘Deleuze and the Diagram: A Curious Moment in Architectural Theory’, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, July 2016


‘City Futures’, DADA Annual Conference, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 5 July 2015


‘Digital Tectonics’, Annual Conference for Professors Teaching Digital Design, Wuhan China, 30 June 2015.


‘Adaptation’, CAAD Futures, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 3 July 2013.


‘Desiring Machines’, Meaning, Matter, Making, DesForm 2012, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 18-20 April 2012.


‘Swarm Intelligence’, Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2-4 February 2012.


‘Machinic Processes’, DigitalFUTURE, Tongji University, Shanghai, June 2011.


‘Swarm Urbanism’, Design Education as Research Lab, Dessau Institute of Architecture, Dessau, Germany, 7-8 July 2009


‘The Architect as Fascist: The Curious Case of Marco Casagrande, Architect and Mercenary’, Occupations, University of Brighton, July 1-4, 2009


‘New Materialism’, International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Melbourne, Australia, July 5 2008.


‘Now I am Yours’, Zagreb Festival of Subversive Cinema, Zagreb, May 2008


‘Digital Morphogenesis’, Symposium for Emergent Architecture, Barcelona April 2008


‘Camouflage’, ADSL, Antwerp, Belgium, March 7 2008.


‘Belonging’, Mobility of the Line, Brighton, January 2008.


‘The Problem of Beauty’, Parametric Approaches to Architecture, Royal Danish School of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23 November 2007.


‘Digital Morphogenesis’, ENHSA/EAAE Teaching and Experimenting with Architectural Design, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-5 May 2007


‘Morphogenesis’, Conscient Probings, Seoul, Korea, 28 November 2006


‘Camouflage’, Topophilia/Topophobia, Beijing 1-3 June 2005


‘Take Away Identities’, Take Away Cultures, Barcelona, 2 December 2004


‘Ecstasy’, New Agendas in Architecture, Beirut, Lebanon, May 2004.


‘The People’s House and New Romanian Identity’, Bucharest, Romania, November 2003


‘Orchid Architectures’, University of Oporto, April 2003


‘The Aesthetic Cocoon’, University of Berkeley, 14 February 2003.


‘Urban Camouflage’, SITAC, Mexico City, 25 January, 2003.


‘Belonging’, [Un]bounding Tradition, IASTE, Hong Kong, December 2002.


‘Urban Attractors’, The Future of the City, Osaka, Japan, March 2002.


‘Urban Camouflage’, Urban Flashes, Taipei, Taiwan, January 2002.


‘The Aesthetic Cocoon’, The Storm of Silence, Architecture Centre, Vienna, November 2001.


‘Designing for a Digital World’, European Association for Architectural Education, Hania, Greece, 1-4 September 2001


‘Ecstasy’, Metropolis, Barcelona, Spain, June 2001.


‘Capsule City’, The Generic City and the Old Metropolis, University of Leuven, Belgium, 4-5 February 2000.


‘Millennium Culture’, Annual Conference, Society for Architectural Historians in Australia and New Zealand, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 28 September – 1 October 1999.


‘Millennium Anxieties’, Architecture and Education, University of Cali, Colombia, South America, 9-10 September 1999. 





Neil Leach, ‘Zoom Space: The Limits of Representation’ in ACADIA 2017: Disciplines and Disruptions, 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, MIT, 2017


Neil Leach, ‘Home(ostasis)’, Technarte Bilbao May 2016.


Neil Leach, Behrokh Khoshnevis, Madhu Thangavelu, Anders Carlson, “Co-Robot Strategy for Lunar Settlement Infrastructure Development”, AIAA Space 2012 Conference and Exhibition, AIAA, Pasadena, CA, 2012.


Neil Leach, Behrokh Khoshnevis, Madhu Thangavelu, Anders Carlson, “Contour Crafting Simulation Plan for Lunar Settlement Infrastructure Build-Up”, NIAC Spring Symposium, Pasadena, CA, 27-29 March 2012.


‘Digital Morphogenesis’, Digital Design in Landscape Architecture, Bernburg, Germany, 31 May 2007


‘Belonging’, Zi-Zi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 2007


‘Digital Morphogenesis’, Bauhaus XXI, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4-8 December 2006


‘Drag Space’, Theory and Trash, UdK Berlin, Germany, November 16 2006


‘Emerging Talents, Emerging Technologies’, Press Event, Tsinghua University, Beijing, June 15, 2006


‘Digital Cities’, Conference on Urbanism, Changsha, China, 12 November 2005


Roundtable Discussion, Neuland, Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, Germany, May 2005


‘China’, SCHOSA Conference, Ion Mincu, Bucharest, April 2005


‘New Romanian Identity’, Collage Europe, NAi, Rotterdam, 11 November 2004


‘Digital Tectonics’, TU Chur, Switzerland, 5 November 2004.


‘Ecstatic Architecture’, A4 Forum, Beijing 22 September 2004.


‘Swarm Tectonics’, Urban Frenzy, A8 Peak Forum, Beijing 20-21 September 2004.


‘Camouflage’, Bauhaus-Baustadt, Bauhaus University, Weimar, June 2004.


‘Aesthetic Cocoon’, Serve-City, Bauhaus, Dessau, July 2003


Roundtable Discussion, Space Condition, Graz, Austria, October 2002.


‘9/11’, Urban Memory, University of Manchester, October 2002. 


‘9/11’, Public Monuments and Private Mourning, UWE, Bristol, March 2002.


Roundtable Discussion, Digital Tectonics, Bath, March 2002. 


‘Remembering the Wall’, Germany and its Past, Architectural Association, London, February 2001. 


‘Mimesis: Towards a Theory of Identification’, Housing the Unconscious, AA, London, 2000.


‘Diana and the Millennium Dome’, Architecture and Sacrifice, University of Bath, 8 May 1999. 


‘Erasing the Traces: The ‘Denazification’ of Post-Apartheid South Africa’, SAVAL, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa, 5 June 1998.


‘Ecstatic Spaces’, Space in Film and Literature, University of Cork, Ireland, 24 April 1998.


‘Architecture, Mimesis, Adorno’, The Legacy of the Frankfurt School, University of Salford, Manchester, 29 March 1998. 


‘Erasing the Traces: The ‘Denazification’ of Eastern Europe’, Conference of Architectural History, De Montfort University, Leicester, 21 June 1997.


‘Kitsch, Nationalism and Identity’, Aspects of Kitsch in Periods of Transition, New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania,  22-25 March 1997.


‘Imperfect Buildings’, Design History Conference, Middlesex University, December, 1996. 


Vitruvius Crucifixus’, Symposium in Honour of Joseph Rykwert, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 29-30 March 1996.


‘Architectural Models, or ‘Tan Hawaiian with Tanya’, Desiring Practices, conference, London, 20 October 1995. 


Ex Ponto . . In Pontum (Learning from the East)’, Standards and Diversity in Architectural Education, conference, ‘Ion Mincu’ School of Architecture, Bucharest, Romania, 3-4 July 1995.


‘Architecture and Violence: The Dark Side of the Domus’, Beyond the Wall: Architecture, Ideology and Culture in Central and Eastern Europe, conference, Bucharest, Romania, 1-2 July, 1995.


‘Hyperreal Space’, Space Now Symposium, School of Architecture, University of Bath, 6 May 1995.


Sum Pius Aeneas: Pius II, Pienza and the Myth of Troy’, Troy in the Middle Ages, Nightingale Hall, University of Nottingham, June 1994.


‘Architecture, Freedom and Speech’, Berlin: City of Competitions, Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 1994.


‘Fractures and Breaks’, Conference on Architectural Education, University of Portsmouth, February 1994.


‘Pius II, Pienza and the 13th Book of the Aeneid’, 3rd Annual International Neo-Latin Conference, Clare College, University of Cambridge, September 1993.


‘Architecture and Difference’, Delich Symposium on Critical Theory, University of Nottingham, July 1993. 


‘The Problem of Architectural History’, History in Schools of Architecture, University of Nottingham, May 1993.




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