Beyond Scale

What is it about?

The “Beyond Scale” lecture series aims to link current challenges and questions within and beyond architecture and design, from the macro-scale of infrastructural and territorial dynamics to the micro-scale of the pixel component. 

Recognizing that scale is a fundamental concept in architecture and design, this series includes prominent speakers who explore the world from the macroscale of infrastructural and territorial dynamics to the microscale of the pixel component. Each talk also extends the conversation beyond the normal concepts of scale to include other topics, such as energy consumption and the impact of the built environment, the transformation and reuse versus production from scratch of objects, buildings, fashion, software, etc., as well as questions of inclusivity and diversity in the professional and academic environment.



  • Christian Kerez: The Public Space

    February 25th, 2022

  • Ben van Berkel | IE Architecture and Design

    Ben van Berkel: I Am Connected

    February 9th, 2022 at 6 pm
    Madrid Campus and Online

    Ben van Berkel (UNStudio), founder and principal Architect of UNStudio, discusses why communities can make our lives healthier.

  • Alice Rawsthorn | IE Architecture and Design

    Alice Rawsthorn: Design as Attitude

    November 2nd, 2021 at 6 pm

    Alice Rawsthorn (Design Emergency), award-winning design critic and author, shares current design responses to global challenges such as environmental and refugee crises.

  • Keller Easterling | IE Architecture and Design

    Keller Easterling: Contagion

    January 25th, 2022 at 6 pm

    Keller Easterling (Yale University), designer, writer and professor at Yale University, explores how designing as entangling could return agency to multiple authors of community.