Thursday 16 December 2021
The Metaverse and Urban Transformation: Participatory Architecture, Online and On Land.
Shajay is an Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects where he co-founded and heads the Computation and Design research group (ZHACODE). He is an alumnus and a studio-master at the post-graduate course of Design Research Laboratory at the Architectural Association, London (AADRL). There he explores participatory systems of development of the built environment as enabled by advances in digital technologies of design and manufacturing. Shajay pursues his interests in manufacturing and structurally informed design technologies as a PhD candidate at the Block Research Group (BRG) at the ETH, Zurich and previously as a M.Phil graduate from University of Bath, UK;
Shajay has published in scientific journals and conferences, along with contributions to architectural discourse through Architectural Design and other magazines. He routinely engages in public speaking at various professional and academic conferences, events and institutions across the world.