Chantal Matar

Chantal Matar
Spatial Narratives in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Part of the MIT Spring 2024 Architecture Lecture Series. Presented with the Design and Computation Group

ONLINE Webcast

"Spatial Narratives in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" explores the dynamic interplay between advanced technologies and the storytelling aspect of spatial design. In this lecture, we will delve into the transformative influence of Artificial Intelligence on shaping narratives within physical spaces, examining how AI is not merely a tool but a collaborator in the creative process.

The lecture navigates through captivating case studies, illustrating how AI-driven design generates immersive environments that communicate narratives in innovative ways. It highlights the synergy between algorithms, data, and human intuition, emphasizing the potential for spatial storytelling to transcend conventional boundaries. From interactive installations to responsive architectures, the exploration covers the spectrum of possibilities where AI enriches the narrative fabric of our built environment.  

Chantal Matar is a multidisciplinary Lebanese-British Architectural and Generative Designer that works at the intersection of mixed media and architecture.

Since graduating from the Lebanese University with a masters in Architecture, Chantal has worked with various international architecture firms, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Atelier Des Architectes AssociƩs and Bernard Khoury Architects.

Her Generative Design Agenda is highly influenced by art, morphologies and media.

Chantal has taught Generative Art and Design at various institutes, such as UCL the Bartlett School Of Architecture and Middle East Architecture Lab.

She has participated in international exhibitions such as Galerie Fractal in Paris and the Venice Biennale, the Italian Pavilion.

Blending her long experience in architectural design and knowledge of digital tools, Chantal aims her exploration at new emergent technologies, harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence to create novel and immersive spatial experiences. 

This lecture will be held in person in Long Lounge, 7-429 and streamed online.

Lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures will be held Thursdays at 6 PM ET in 7-429 (Long Lounge) and streamed online unless otherwise noted. Registration required to attend in-person. Register here or watch the webcast on Youtube.