Friday, May 17, 2019

IAAC Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is launching the Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming, the 12th edition of the international summer educational program about the future of our cities. It takes place in Barcelona and in other nodes worldwide simultaneously July 1-14, 2019.

The Global Summer School is a platform defined by ambitious, multiscalar investigation on the implications of emergent techniques in our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects deeply embedded in diverse local conditions. Because of this, participants have an international laboratory to test their design hypothesis, understanding how design conclusions derived locally can be tested and evolved globally in different cities where other teams live.

This intensive two-week workshop connects each participant to ongoing research agendas in robotics, simulation, physical computing, parametric design, digital fabrication, and other relevant emerging design methodologies. Specific emphasis is placed on understanding and creating critical research advances in the application of new technologies in design and architecture.

Nodes for Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming edition are: Barcelona, Quito, Pune, New York, Budapest, Monterrey, Shanghai, Melbourne, Tehran, Beirut, Manila, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Dubai.

The previous edition, Global Summer School 2018 - Digitize, brought together more than 160 international participants, becoming a great success as a reference summer educational program for Barcelona in the field of cities.

To learn more about the Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming, please visit the IAAC Global Summer School Official website:

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