IAAC - Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia - Barcelona


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IAAC is Education, with the Master in Advanced Architecture, the Master in City & Technology, the Master in Advanced Interaction, the Open Thesis Fabrication program, giving the next generation of architects and changemakers the space to imagine, test and shape the future of cities, architecture and technology. This is also possible through the Fab Academy, a distributed educational model aiming to introduce anyone to Digital Fabrication. Not to mention the workshops and the short programs, implementing global agendas developed through local solutions, such as the Global Summer School.

IAAC is Fabrication, with the Fab Lab Barcelona, the first and most advanced digital production laboratory in EU, and the Green Fab Lab, the first digital fabrication laboratory geared towards self sufficiency: two places where you can build almost anything. After hosting the FAB10 in 2014, the 10th annual worldwide Fab Lab conference, Fab Lab Barcelona has consolidated its role within the Fab Lab Network as one of the worldwide leaders of the Digital Fabrication Revolution as well as the Coordinator of the Fab Academy Program.

IAAC is Research, thanks to a series of projects and research funded by the European Union and developed in collaboration with public and private partners from the whole of Europe, oriented towards exploring the role of technology in our societies and cities, and making sense of it.

IAAC is Self-sufficiency, with the Valldaura Labs, a self-sufficient research centre located in the Collserola Metropolitan park, 20 minutes from the centre of Barcelona and surrounded by 140 hectares of forest, where a series of laboratories are implemented for the production and testing of Energy, Food and Things.

IAAC is Outreach, through lectures, publications, exhibitions and competition. Thanks to initiatives like the IAAC Lecture Series, or the Advanced Architecture Contest, IAAC promotes its values in the discussion about architecture, cities, society and technology, nowadays facing worldwide challenges.

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