Friday, May 24, 2024

IAAC launches the Global Summer School 2024 - Applications now open!

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona just introduced a new edition of the Global Summer School (GSS), marking another milestone in fostering global collaboration and innovation in architecture and design.

For over 14 years, IAAC has been facilitating knowledge exchange and expertise sharing among architects, engineers, designers, and innovators worldwide. The GSS brings together students from diverse backgrounds to engage with IAAC's network of experts and renowned lecturers.

This July, IAAC introduces a new edition of GSS, offering a unique blend of onsite and online workshops. The modular workshop model aims to provide participants with hands-on experiences at IAAC Barcelona while ensuring digital accessibility through an agile online format.

GSS24 presents an exciting lineup of four workshops covering various topics, including the exploration of bamboo architecture and fabrication, advanced computation, urban analytics for participatory design, and artificial intelligence. These workshops, led by IAAC Faculty and Alumni, promise immersive workflows and individual project exploration and development.

Participants in the GSS program will have the flexibility to tailor their learning journey according to their preferences. Whether opting for a two-week onsite workshop in Barcelona at IAAC or selecting one or more online modules offered throughout July 2024, students can expect a dynamic and enriching educational experience.

One of the highlights of GSS24 is the exclusive access to Global Lectures and weekly online gatherings featuring experts from the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. These sessions complement the workshop themes and provide participants with valuable insights and perspectives.

Agenda & Abstracts

Bamboo at Work Onsite Workshop

The workshop will explore the convergence of parametric tools, digital fabrication, and prototyping within the environment of IAAC Barcelona and Valldaura Labs. It welcomes creatives from architecture, urban planning, digital fabrication, and design seeking a multidisciplinary experience in an international setting.

Dates: 1-12 July 2024
Venue: IAAC Barcelona (Spain)

Advanced Computation for Design Workshop

During the workshop, participants will explore the convergence of advanced computational design, machine learning, and environmental analysis in architecture powered by Python. Students will unlock the potential of data-centric models and Python-based algorithms to revolutionize architectural practice, prioritizing sustainability and environmental considerations.

Dates: 1-5 July 2024
Venue: Online

Urban Analytics for Participatory Design Workshop

The workshop will explore the integration of public participation with digital innovation in urban design, develop urban analytics for participatory design, collect and map citizen inputs for data-driven design of public spaces, and equip students with the skills to engage communities and apply technology in co-designing inclusive urban spaces.

Dates: 8-12 July 2024
Venue: Online

AI for Regenerative Design Workshop

In the workshop, students will use cutting-edge AI tools including for real-time microclimate simulations, multi-modal large language models, stable diffusion models, and advanced computer vision models to develop innovative design workflows for sustainable architectural solutions.

Dates: 15-19 July
Venue: Online

The deadline for applications with the early bird fees is May 31st. 

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