algorithmic modeling for Rhino


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Time: July 4, 2016 at 10am to July 17, 2016 at 6pm
Location: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Street: carrer de Pujades 102
City/Town: Barcelona
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Phone: +34652964886
Event Type: summer, school
Organized By: IaaC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2016

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Event Description


The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multi-scalar 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 that are 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 reside. This intensive two week course 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 the multiscalar implications of design conclusions, thus creating critical research advanced on the application of new technologies in design.


The way we describe and understand cities today is radically changing, and alongside this change there is also a radical transformation in the tools we use to design them. Cities call for a different approach towards the development of new multi-scalar strategies in urban design and planning solutions. Cities can be described as systems of networked ecologies: a series of co-dependent aggregations revolving around environmental mitigation, land-use organization, communication and service delivery. These generate a complexity that can be organized through technology, laws, political pressures, disciplinary desires, environmental constraints and social interaction. In fact networked ecologies embody the dominant form of organization today: the network, be it telematic, physical or even social.

GSS16 will focus on the potentials of this network to work not only at an urban scale, but also across diverse cities, interconnecting and expanding them. These will ultimately create a dynamic and interactive system of “HYPER- CITIES”: A variety of city-sensors (digital or analogue) processing and transferring information in explicit manifestations, interrelating with the collective environment.

The GSS16 will be directed by IaaC in collaboration with multiple Nodes participating in the course from and in different parts of the globe. All the Nodes engaged in the GSS16 will be challenged to define a 1:1 urban machining intervention transferring and digitally interrelating multiple sets of data collected from hyper-connected cities. The goal is to work as a globally distributed campus to generate a hyper-network of interventions that communicate to each other both locally and globally.

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