The Global Summer School (GSS) takes place in Barcelona and in other nodes worldwide from the 2nd to the 14th of July 2018. GSS 2018 brings together experts from around the world to discuss the future of urbanism and the impact of technology on cities.

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to inform you about the Global Summer School 2018 (GSS) on “Digitize”, the 11th edition of the international summer educational programme which revolves around the future of our cities.

IAAC’s Global Summer School 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.

IAAC Global Summer School 2018 - Digitize

This intensive 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 multi-scalar implications of design conclusions, thus creating critical research advanced on the application of new technologies in design. During 12 days, participants will be part of a series of workshops, global lectures, presentations and a final ceremony. 

Nodes for Global Summer School 2018 editions are: Barcelona, Paris, Quito, Muscat, New York, Querétaro, Shanghai, Budapest, Tehran, Chandigarh, Istanbul, Manila, Moscow, Melbourne and Beirut. The previous edition of Global Summer School 2017 – Space Dynamics – brought together more than 1,500 international participants, becoming a great success as a reference summer educational programme for Barcelona in the field of cities.

Learn more about the programme & GSS Call for scholarships at:

Applications are now open!

Global Summer School 2018 - Digitize