Our cities have undergone shifts that even a decade ago were unthinkable, and one of the biggest challenges for architects today is to plan for rapid advancements in technology and the changes these innovations have on society. In response to this, this Visiting School will explore emerging possibilities in advanced architectural design and urban futures, exposing students to both professional expertise and the utilization of new technologies capable of blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres of what will encompass new conceptions on aspects of the city. This endeavor not only hopes to reveal a glimpse of what the city could be, but also initiate discourse that can destabilize dominant thinking and offer future urban system solutions to the changing landscapes of our metropolises around the world.

Digital Platforms

The programme will focus on digital and scripted design methodologies, realised through digital representation and
fabrication techniques. Focused on the utilization of Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, and limited Python, each invited
tutor will be introducing their own advanced methods of working within these platforms for a diversity of design
outcomes and an exposure for participants in each group to differentiated design methodologies.

Studio Workshop

Each group of students will produce an urban proposal driven my new, advanced computational techniques that will postulate their versions of a future urban outcome driven by technological and urban changes happening today. These proposals can be expressed through manifestos, renders, animations, diagrammatic representations, and a digitally fabricated model of the site to be placed within a larger site context model during the final crit review and future exhibitions of the work.

Lecture Series

Throughout the programme a series of morning presentations and evening public lectures will be presented to the participants on topics relevant to the workshop agenda, offering exposure to a wide range of methodologies and applications used by tutors and guest speakers in their practices. A list of local and international keynote lecturers will present for several evenings on specialised subjects to provide a rich platform for discussions and exchange of ideas.

Site Visits

With its ever‐increasing densification and re‐development, as well as the growing diversity of its cultures, New York is one of the best locations for students to witness an evolving city. AAVS New York will act offer site visits to several prominent buildings that have shaped and influenced urban habitation, and will offer the ability to explore firsthand the dynamic shifts taking place in our cities today.

Symposium

To conclude the programme, a public symposium will be held, starting with final group presentations, leading into a
2‐part discussion panel covering the programme topics of future urban growth within New York, and the use of
computational methodologies to address the issues impacting contemporary urban systems.

Our Counselors

With many years of experience in diverse cases, these are our best lawyers
Kelvin Kiefer

Kelvin Kiefer

IP senior counselor

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Lorri Mavis

Lorri Mavis

Hearings Assistant

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David Livesay

David Livesay

Regulations Attorney

Experienced in regulations at all levels (from local to international), he managed a small team consulting about GDPR regulations.

Sam Podany

Sam Podany

Divorce Mediator

Gifted in consulting about divorce settlements, her parents divorced when she was little. She dedicated her life to settle unhappy marriages.

Presenters + Symposium Panelists

Throughout the programme a series of morning and evening lectures will be presented to the participants on topics relevant to the workshop agenda, offering exposure to a wide range of methodologies and applications used by tutors and guest speakers in their practices, and providing a rich platform for discussions and exchange of ideas.
Loyd Monte

Loyd Monte

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