These weeks are going very well. We had some great time visiting Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Berlin, we got plenty of new ideas working on the Studio projects at IaaC, and we definitely had lots of fun here in Barcelona! The Berlin Summit included a lecture and meeting with the famed Daniel Libeskind. “This was a great experience, because as an architecture student I was able to compare educational experiences and learn from my peers’ educational experiences. Moreover, we had a great chance to join the lecture of Daniel Libeskind and even have one hour meeting with Daniel discussing all our questions regarding his work and architecture in general. I thought the trip was quite informative on both an academic level and an experiential level.”
Read more in the CIEE Study Abroad Newsletter.
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Last week another exciting term of the Global Architecture and Design Program (offered through CIEE Study Abroad) started in Barcelona, Spain. The program involves students from around the world, including four from the School of Design and Construction.
This term started with two intensive workshops: a Spanish language workshop at CIEE, and a Digital Tools Workshop with Aldo Sollazzo at the IaaC Campus. Students were making their first steps in parametric architecture, developing beautiful patterns using plug-in Grasshopper. On the last day of the workshop, students prepared small panels with parametric patterns using a laser cutter.
In order to make students familiar with other machines and fabrication methods, a tour of a FabLab in Barcelona was conducted with Anya Popova, Fab Lab Barcelona Fabrication Assistant. After the FabLab tour there was a lecture with Guillem Camprodon, Fab Lab Barcelona Project Manager and Smart Citizen lead researcher, with a short introduction to the SmartCitizen project.
The students also recently had their first Future Cities Design studio class, and started to work on their draft proposals towards the design studio projects.