IAAC Global Summer School 2017 – Space Dynamics 
3rd of July – 16th of July 2017
Applications are now open!

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.

IAAC GSS is a full-time two-week course open to creative and innovative people who are interested in fields such as architecture, urban planning, digital fabrication and design, searching for a multidisciplinary experience in an international environment.

The GSS17 will be directed by IAAC and developed in collaboration with multipleNodes participating in the course from and in different parts of the globe including: Barcelona, New York City, Monterrey, Moscow, Tehran, Ahmedabad, Beirut, Beijing.

Over the last decades a New Generation of Cities and urban planning paradigms have emerged. Technology has risen as a driving force defining new urban developments and government’s decisions. Cities have started to implement technology at different scales, providing more accurate models describing their functions, organisation and relationships. 

Within this context, Public Spaces are being redefined in their consistency. If the public space we inhabit today follows the principles of the Industrial Revolution, theInformation Society is boosting the emergence of new protocols for the design and performance of the various elements of Public Space.

The GSS17 Agenda focuses on the applications and implications of New Technologies in the dynamic field of public space. The GSS17 will focus on the advancements of technologies of information, interaction and fabrication in the redefinition of public space, as catalyst for achieving resilience and high quality of life.

As part of the GSS17 Program, students will define strategies for the applications ofAdvanced Urban Technologies as essentials means for the change. Testing the combination of software and hardware, students will explore real-time data capture, energy generation, storage and reuse, material adaptability, real-time management of time-uses and citizen-space interaction.

2017.02.20 – Applications Open
2017.05.30 – Applications Deadline
2017.07.03 – Program Starts
2017.07.16 – Final Presentations