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Pia Fricker

Professor of Practice

20052019

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Artistic and research interests

Pia Fricker holds the Professorship for Computational Methodology in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, linking between the area of large-scale landscape architecture design and urban design. In 2017 she founded and directs the Digital Landscape Architecture Laboratory, which is a teaching and research hub fostering the experimental integration of emerging computational methods and workflows. Her research is actively collaborating with other Departments at Aalto University, international academic partners (Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, The Singapore University of Technology and Design, Hafencity University Hamburg) as well as with professional partners on a national and international level. Current research projects: Data-driven Design in the Realm of Mixed Reality, Experience Research in Spatial Immersive Data Interaction in VR (in collaboration with neuroscience), Data Simulation as Design Tool. General research fields: parametric design, algorithmic design, machine learning, Big Data, simulation, point cloud technology,

She is a member of the editorial board of the JoDLA (Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture), the Scientific Program Committee of the DLA conference, the Peer Review Committees of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) and eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), as well as expert peer reviewer for the International Journal of Architectural Computing, Landscape and Urban Planning Journal and the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism.

Keywords

  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Water Urbanism
  • Parametric Design
  • Algorithmic Design
  • Data-Driven Design
  • Big Data
  • Atmospheric qualities in space and multisensory approach in spatial design
  • Interaction between space and objects
  • Responsive systems and environments
  • Emerging models of digital representation
  • Critical interrogations of the digital and analogue

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Research Output

Educational landscapes of the digital age: Challenging the frontiers of digital landscape education: a discussion on future-oriented computational design thinking

Fricker, P., 2019, Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future: Celebrating one hundred years of landscape architecture education in Europe: ECLAS and UNISCAPE Annual Conference 2019, 140. Gao, L. & Egoz, S. (eds.). 2019 ed. Oslo, p. 141-141

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    Rethinking the Singapore Hawker Centre: Articulated Landscapes : Sustainable Space Making Across Scale

    Kotnik, T., Fricker, P. & Banon, C., 20 Nov 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

    Sensing Urban Patterns

    Fricker, P., 8 Dec 2019, USP Exploring the Transurban Axix: The Case of Haaga in Helsinki. Galanakis, M., Hatunpää, F. T. & Joutsiniemi, A. (eds.). 2 ed. Helsinki: Aalto University, Vol. USP Publication. p. 12-21 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Structuralism: Patterns of Interaction

    Fricker, P., Kotnik, T. & Piskorec, L., 14 Jan 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

    Structuralism: Patterns of Interaction Computational design thinking across scales

    Fricker, P., Kotnik, T. & Piskorec, L., 21 May 2019, In : Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 2019, 4, p. 239-247 9 p., Issue 4-2019.

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    Prizes

    Digital Landscape Architecture Award 2018

    Pia Fricker (Recipient), 1 Jun 2018

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  • DLA REVIEW COMMITTEE Award 2020

    Pia Fricker (Recipient), 14 Apr 2020

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    Ivan Petrovich prize

    Pia Fricker (Recipient), 18 Sep 2010

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

  • Activities

    Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture (Journal)

    Pia Fricker (Reviewer)
    1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of an editorial board

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

    Pia Fricker (Visiting researcher)
    3 Feb 20206 Feb 2020

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    STEAM INC discussion session with Aalto teachers

    Eva Durall Gazulla (Organiser), Jaana Brinck (Organiser), Teemu Leinonen (Member), Helena Sederholm (Participant), Juuso Tervo (Participant), Tomi Slotte Dufva (Participant), Emmi Pouta (Participant), Bart Vandeput (Bartaku) (Participant), James Evans (Participant), Laura Sivula (Participant), Pia Fricker (Participant), Toni Kotnik (Participant), Marjo Kauppinen (Participant), Kirsi Peltonen (Participant), Tomi Kauppinen (Participant)
    21 Jan 202022 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    eCAADe 2020 (Journal)

    Pia Fricker (Reviewer)
    1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesMembership of an editorial board

    Panel discussion: Dense+Green Cities: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem

    Pia Fricker (Chair), Toni Kotnik (Chair)
    12 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial