09JUN 2012

Summer School 2012: Cyber-GARDENing the city / AA School of Architecture / EcoLogic studio

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Saturday 7 – Tuesday 17 July 2012 - deadline 23 june 2012 Viapiranesi and Cascina Parco Sud.

© Architectural Association School of Architecture / EcoLogic studio
The teaching model of this Summer School is grounded on the experimental tradition of the Architectural Association and on the design philosophy of ecoLogicStudio, that will curate the event and co-run the design workshop. After setting up our Urban LAB in the Frigoriferi Milanesi Art Complex, we will embark in a series of exploration trips and “ga rdening” experiments around the emergent bio-farming network of Milano Parco Sud, site to 2015World Expo; inspired by the achievements of the Slow Food movement, we will radicalize their efforts through the deliberate contamination of the traditional and the futuristic, the natural and the bioengineered.

© nature does not exist_ecoLogicStudio@Cornell University student_Sonny Eric Xu_01
Our ambition with AA Italy ‘cyber-GARDENing the city’ is to enjoy 10 intense days within the country with the highest concentration of culinary traditions and learn new cutting edge design techniques to manifest the possibilities of a radical interpretation of such traditions as new global bio-lifestyles.

© nature does not exist_ecoLogicStudio@Cornell University student_Sonny Eric Xu_01
The aspiring cyber-gardeners will be able to explore and invent new hybrid design practices by combining Applets design with distributed urban sensing and mapping, computational parametric design with hydroponic cultivation, and cutting edge digital animation with journalistic and critical narrative. These tree design clusters will be interfaced and interrelated during the workshop giving to all participants the opportunity to experiment with multiple techniques and challenge different aspects of the brief.

© http://cybergardens.aaschool.ac.uk/
This final outcome will be a single 1:1 prototypical space to be set up within the lobby of our urban LAB; a space embedded with biological life, sensing potential, ecosystem narrative and real-time social networking interface; a space for the discussion and re-definition of urban agricultural services and supply chain..

© EcoLog studio


City:
Milan


Design team:
Programme Directors
Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto (co-founded ecoLogicStudio)

Visiting School Director
Christopher Pierce

Visiting School Coordinator
Karina Joseph

T +44 (0)20 7887 4014
F +44 (0)20 7414 0782

E visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk
Architectural Association School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES


Status:
Work in progress


Website:
http://cybergardens.aaschool.ac.uk/


Website (references):
http://www.ecologicstudio.com/v2/index.php






© Architectural Association School of Architecture / EcoLogic studio © nature does not exist_ecoLogicStudio@Cornell University student_Sonny Eric Xu_01 © nature does not exist_ecoLogicStudio@Cornell University student_Sonny Eric Xu_01 © http://cybergardens.aaschool.ac.uk/ © EcoLog studio

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