Saskia Sassen, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Lydia Kallipoliti, Tomas Diez, Areti Markopoulou and Janet Sanz are some of the speakers of the Responsive Cities Symposium. Aim of the two-day convention is to go beyond the limitations of the #SmartCity vision, investigating Advanced Urbanism, intended as the practice of designing and planning Receptive and Reactive spaces.
On September 12, IaaC, in collaboration with the Confederation of Architectural Workshops, will participate at the opening of the #Superillapilot. The project claims the occupation by the people of the public space, to the detriment of the leading role it has enjoyed the motor vehicle all this last 50 years.
The pavilion is being complemented by a transparent protective skin self responding to the internal and external environmental conditions and the integration of the farming products with plants and fishes. This membrane on top of the wooden structure controls the ventilation air inside the pavilion.
The Graduation Ceremony took place on June 30th at the Valldaura Self-sufficient Labs and more than a hundred students coming from forty different countries, accompanied by their families, attended the event opened by the end-of-year speech of IAAC Academic Director Areti Markopoulou.
IaaC just launched the Valldaura Campaign for Self-sufficiency, a fundraising initiative to convert Valldaura into a prototype for self-sufficient habitat, an open and global community to invent the future of our cities. Check here all the information related to this campaign.