Transitioning (To) Future Cities: Visions for the experience era at IAAC’s End of Year Exhibition

The global challenges faced during the last year have reshaped the way we live, design, and educate. Among these, the increased awareness of the climate crisis has sparked circular design initiatives and technologies that actively engage in rethinking the way design and build our cities, to provide innovative solutions for future cities on all scales (from bits to geographies, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territories). Through participatory design, active communities are becoming key pillars in sustainable advancement and the shift in design paradigm. “Transitioning (to) future cities” goes beyond the boundaries of architecture and design, undertaking the challenges that are shaping our future habitats.

The IAAC End of Year Exhibition “Transitioning (to) future cities” showcased pioneering projects developed by IAAC international students and researchers, within the framework of IAAC’s diverse academic programmes:

MAA Master in Advanced Architecture, MaCT Master in City & Technology, MRAC Master in Robotics for Advanced Construction, MaCAD Master in Advanced  Computation for Design & Architecture, MDEF Master in Design for Emergent Futures and 3DPA Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture.

For two months, the visitors had the opportunity to discover proposals that respond to multiple challenges faced by today’s society. Different scales, materials, tools, methodologies and technologies applied by the multiple perspectives of the programs have resulted in diverse novelty solutions, all of them sharing the aim of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present.

Exhibition displayed from 16th July to 13rd September at IAAC Atelier in C/ Pujades 59.