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Architectural Design Workshop — Walls of Air

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
Limited to 10
Open only to: 
MArch, SMArchS and DUSP students
Preference Given to: 
Students with knowledge in GIS, Fabrication or any type of programming (including grasshopper)

The workshop aims at producing the MAPS that will be exhibited at the Brazilian Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale

Students will engage in the following tasks based on their interest:

1) Conceptualization: Elaborate on the arguments and content of the exhibition in collaboration with the São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro teams.

2) Research: Idealize and generate the information that will be displayed on each map.

3) Design: Produce the actual maps by drawing, mapping and visually treating the content gathered in the previous steps;

4) Fabrication: Prototype and envision the potential techniques to physically display them.

Travel: Travel to Italy in May is not included but instructor can facilitate the process through MISTI, which is already in negotiation.

Credits: Students will be properly credited in the exhibition, book and all other media where “Walls of Air” will be displayed.

Post-IAP: Although not included in the scope of the workshop, the possibility of involvement after IAP until the inauguration of the exhibition can be discussed case by case.

Attendance is required.