Matias del Campo

Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer, and educator. He is an associate professor of architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design at University of Michigan, where he directs AR2IL — the Architecture and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is also affiliated faculty of robotics, computer science, and data science.

He is co-founder of the architecture practice SPAN, which designed the Austrian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and, more recently, the Robot Garden at the Ford Robotics Building. SPAN’s work was featured in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and 2021, ArchiLab in 2013, and Architecture Biennales in Vienna and Buenos Aires in 2019. Solo shows include Formations (MAK, Vienna) and Sublime Bodies (Fab Union, Shanghai). SPAN’s work is in the permanent collections of the FRAC, the MAK, the Benetton Collection, the Albertina, and the Pinakothek Munich.

His publications includes two editions of Architectural Design — Evoking through Design and, with Neil Leach, Machine Hallucinations — and the books Neural Architecture: Design and Artificial Intelligence (ORO Editions, 2022) and, with Sandra Manninger, Sublime Bodies (Tongji Press, 2017).


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