Cracks // Editorial Team

In this edition (IaaC Bits Edition 7) we are not loosing neither the idea of several particularities that share the same “ideological or transversal” vector/s nor the concept of “opportunities” placed in the IaaC Bits crossings. However, we want to pay attention to the notion of “cracks”, and especially to its capacity to break with the conventional approaches that repose in our cultural environment.

The idea of cracks -fissures- refers not just to those spacial anomalies placed in any compact body through which air and impurities infiltrate, but to the capacity of these “cracks” to end up eroding the apparently inalterable cohesion of those more apparently stable organisms -or situations- providing them with new, more open and irregular morphologies.

But besides this phenomena, there is another one related to the notion of “cracks” that is fundamental in this edition: the capacity of the cracks to generate a map. This is probably the concept that interest us the most because it underlines the ability of the cracks to link one another and go beyond what could be otherwise understood as a mere anecdote, that is to say, a singularity without relevance.

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IaaC Lectures Series // Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become on of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, and “The Internet of Money”.

An agent-based model for land use distribution // Shima Roshan & Morteza Farhadian

Shima Roshanzamir and Morteza Farhadian are both architects related to the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Their work focus on Agent-Base models for Landuse Distribution.

The Aesthetics of Sustainability // Ilaria Di Carlo

Ilaria Di Carlo is an architect and urban planner. Master in Landscape Urbanism at the AA in London, in 2016 she concluded her PhD research in Environmental Engineering at the University of Trento.


Self-sufficient Platform // Vicente Guallart

Vicente Guallart has been the chief architect of Barcelona (2011-2014) founder of Guallart Architects and co-founder of IaaC. Guallart is a pioneer of the interaction between nature, technology, urban planning and architecture.

Superilla Participation // IaaC Research

IaaC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability.

IaaC Lectures Series // Alexei Novikov

Alexei Novikov is the president of Habidatum (Big Data, Urban Analytics) and Head/Dean of Post-Graduate Studies and Urban Planning. He holds a PhD in Country and Urban Studies from Lomonosov Moscow State Un.



Numerical Ecosystems // Anna Pla-Català

Anna Pla-Català is an architect and urban designer. She has taught in many universities, including institutions such as the Architectural Association, the Insitute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the University of Westminster.

Interview // Ronen Kadashin

Ronen Kadushin is an Israeli designer and design educator, and he is teaching Open Design courses in universities and speaks at conferences. He is the author of the Open Design Manifesto.

Ampleaf // IaaC Research

IAAC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st-century habitability.


Open Source Beehives // IaaC - Fab Lab Research

Fab Lab Barcelona is part of the IAAC, where it supports different educational and research programs related to the multiple scales of the human habitat. It is also the headquarters of the Fab Academy in collaboration with Fab Foundation and MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms.


Reflections on listening and acoustic ecology // Carlos Gómez

Carlos Gómez is a composer, sound artist, sound engineer and documentary filmmaker. His work, both in artistic research focuses on listening, recording and analysis of the sound landscape.

Self-sufficient Platform // Juan Diego Ramírez

Juan Diego Ramírez is an architect from Perú. He holds a 2 years Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC, and his final thesis is the document presented in this edition.