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Title: Factory Futures II Architecture Without Humans AA Visiting School Ivrea – Architecture Workshop + SYMPOSIUM

Time: 9 aprile 2013
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Factory Futures II Architecture Without Humans AA Visiting School Ivrea – Architecture Workshop + SYMPOSIUM

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Factory Futures II Architecture Without Humans

AA Visiting School Ivrea – Architecture Workshop
Olivetti Industrial Complex, Ivrea [Italy]

01-12 July 2013
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FACTORY FUTURES

In July 2012, the Architectural School of Architecture – in partnership with the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and Gehry Technologies – launched Factory Futures: A THREE YEAR RESEARCH PROGRAMME exploring innovative architectural responses for the productive landscape of the future.

Critical and technical in equal terms, the mission of Factory Futures is to connect the realms of CONTEMPORARY URBAN THEORY WITH COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN TECHNIQUES for the affirmative re-empowerment of the architectural practice within contemporary conditions of production. THE FORMER OLIVETTI HEADQUARTERS IN IVREA –the only UNESCO candidate site in Italy fully dedicated to its modern industrial architecture – constitute both the physical and cultural setting of our work.

A growing NETWORK OF ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS, Factory Futures operates through highly focused symposia, visiting schools, exhibitions and publications.

AAVS IVREA 2013: ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT HUMANS

Far from being invisible, the physical infrastructure supporting today’s need for DATA STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION is increasingly transforming the configuration of our productive landscape. In 2013 the Ivrea Visiting School will develop design tools and research concepts to confront this phenomenon, which is challenging the conventions of both architectural design and urban theory. Using the Olivetti design culture as the DNA of our design experiments, we will investigate TIME-BASED AND ASSOCIATIVE DESIGN STRATEGIES applied towards the creation of a speculative data storage infrastructure in relation to a former Olivetti industrial site in Ivrea.

The course will be taught by AA SCHOOL AND GEHRY TECHNOLOGIES TUTORS, with support from the Adriano Olivetti Foundation, in a two weeks programme. Together with CRITICAL SEMINARS and FIELD TRIPS focusing on the local design culture, work will be articulated in sessions intertwining COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN and ARCHITECTURAL REPRESENTATION: in reclaiming the rich Olivetti propaganda aesthetics, students’ proposals will be condensed in large scale individual posters to be published and exhibited through the Factory Futures network.

APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applications is 1 JUNE 2013.

Applicants should submit a short written statement outlining the interest in the course, a CV and payment of the full tuition fees in UK Pounds Sterling. The cost for the twelve-days course is £695 which includes a £50 AA membership fee, payable online at: www.aaschool.ac.uk/ivrea

It is highly recommended that students arrive to Ivrea on the 30 JUNE 2013 in order to sort out accommodation and logistics prior to the commencement of the course on 1 JULY 2013.  A final exhibition of the students work will be held on 13 JULY 2013. The course is an intensive studio-based programme requiring full-time participation.

The AA Visiting School Ivrea is open to all current undergraduate/graduate students and young professional in the field of design, engineering and architecture. No previous specific software knowledge is required.

An AA Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the programme.

 

FACULTY

Tommaso Franzolini [Founder - Factory Futures]

Maria Shéhérazade Giudici [AA DIP14 Tutor – The City as a Project]

Pierre Cutellic [Digital Knowledge Dept., E.N.S.A.P.M. Paris]

Edmondo Occhipinti [Gehry Technologies Europe]

Lea Sattler [Gehry Technologies Europe]

Patrizia Bonifazio [Adriano Olivetti Foundation]

Fabrizio Bellabio [AA – Histories and Theories Tutor]

 

MORE INFORMATION

AA Visting School Coordinator

Priji Balakrishnan

E: factoryfutures@aaschool.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)2078874014

W: ivrea.aaschool.ac.uk

 

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FACTORY FUTURES II ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT HUMANS 

AA Visiting School Ivrea – Mini Symposium 16 April 2013 h 19.00

OSA Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio

ivrea.aaschool.ac.uk

In July 2012, the Architectural School of Architecture – in partnership with the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and Gehry Technologies – launched Factory Futures: a three year research programme exploring innovative architectural responses for the productive landscape of the future. Critical and technical in equal terms, the mission of Factory Futures is to connect the realms of contemporary urban theory with computational design techniques for the affirmative re-empowerment of the architectural practice within contemporary conditions of production. The former Olivetti headquarters in Ivrea –the only UNESCO candidate site in Italy fully dedicated to its modern industrial architecture – constitute both the physical and cultural setting of our work.  A growing network of academic and industry partners, Factory Futures operates through highly focused symposia, visiting schools, exhibitions and publications.

SYMPOSIUM INTRODUCTION

As the dynamics of global data production and distribution are increasingly affecting the physical, political and psychological configuration of our lives, the first Factory Futures Symposium will discuss techniques and research concepts to confront this phenomenon which is challenging the conventions of both architectural design and urban theory.  By bringing together the diverse, we will question the consistency of contemporary forms of architectural production and representation at a time in which – in the factory as much as in the architectural office – the centrality of the human is being replaced by a radical integration of both natural and artificial intelligences.

The symposium will open important paths to participants in order to enhance a rigorous theorization of contemporary design practice and its relationship with contemporary conditions of production.

FOREWORD

Tommaso Franzolini [Founder Factory Futures]

Architecture without humans

SPEAKER I 

Maria Shéhérazade Giudici  [AA Dip 14 – The city as project]

Architecture without qualities

SPEAKER II 

Pierre Cutellic [Digital Knowledge Dept. E.N.S.A.P.M.]

Distributed Assemblies

SPEAKER III 

Edmondo Occhipinti / Lea Sattler [Gehry Technologies Europe]

Integrated Production

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

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Title: Factory Futures II Architecture Without Humans AA Visiting School Ivrea – Architecture Workshop + SYMPOSIUM

Time: 9 aprile 2013
Category: news
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