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MedellinHydromeme, Urbam, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia
Tuesday 27 November – Friday 7 December 2012
Since the mid-2000s, Medellin has been the industrial epicentre of Colombia’s economic resurgence. The region’s hydrology is fed by a tropical rainforest climate, which is becoming increasingly unpredictable. In 2010 a fierce sequence of storms triggered landslides with dire effects for settlements on the mountainous territory of the city. This is just a symptom of a wider challenge – city growth within an evolving hydrological wilderness.
In an attempt to re-imagine the relationship of Medellín with its territory, the workshop will run as a design research initiative for the synthesis of fictional topographies. Simulation tools and hydromimetic code will allow us to picture new alliances with existing land masses. By using generative design techniques, we will experiment with flow narratives and digital fabrication in an attempt to envision future potentials for Medellín’s territory.
The workshop is open to architecture students, design students and professionals with an interest/background in architecture, design, generative design and related fields. The deadline for applications is 23 November 2012. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required for entry to Colombia, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £495 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Student Membership, payable online. Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised.
Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and modelmaking tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
A number of scholarships have been made available due to sponsorship. Scholarships include the full payment of fees to take part in the workshop and exclude all other expenses. Scholarships are being offered to architecture students, design students, and young professionals with an interest/background in architecture or design. To apply for a scholarship, please send a small selection of design-related work (up to 5 mb) to Sergio Pineda (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 16 November 2012.