Washington Gallery: AA Visiting School Miami2018-02-09T20:36:07-05:00

AA Visiting School Miami Exhibition

Exhibition showcasing final projects from workshop.

Opening Reception: January 12 at 6PM

FEEDBACK Architecture + Music

Design/fabrication workshop organized by Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and hosted by FIU – Miami Beach Urban Studios


The Miami Visiting School, Feedback aims to design and fabricate Sonic Architecture artefacts to function as catalysts for new sensorial experiences. As architecture and music merge, we will create new spatial possibilities for artistic performances and a new model of transdisciplinary integration will be proposed via the creation of immersive, technologically driven spectacles.

Feedback implies a mutual inflection of active bodies in a conductive milieu – an awareness of perception related to movement that can become an enigmatic relationship between space, body and rhythm. There are corporeal consequences of feedback in architecture that naturally extends from the scale of the body to the atmosphere of space, defining its character and allowing for measured experiences to percolate through our collective engagement with it. Sonic artefacts are prostheses, extensions, objects or systems that integrate the body to mutate its aesthetic and functional potential. The program aims to push this vision to its limit, fostering a reflection on the evolution of the human, its symbiosis and conflict with technology in possible futures.

Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

  • Turning the body into an instrument able to generate a new type of sonic spectacle where the architecture of the body is enhanced with 3D-printed devices that augment the performer’s capacity.
  • Unlocking new potentials for collaboration between various disciplines to be applied to the scale of the human body to generate a leading-edge type of synthetic, prosthetic design
  • Participants can take advantage of bespoke, iteration friendly design workflows channelling intuition and aesthetic sensibility through algorithmic-driven software in order to unlock the full potential of designing for additive fabrication
  • Introductory session to Rhinoceros 3D + Grasshopper focusing on modelling and computational design
  • Participants are able to customize their workflows by iteratively exploring the implied design spaces within each operation and the affects they generate.

The introductory session and the workflows are aimed to people with no previous experience of the tools, although they’re flexible enough for more expert users and they can be customised according to their own necessities or desires. Specific instructions about the toolset (download and installation instructions) will be sent to the participants prior to the beginning of the school.

Programme Head
Eric Goldemberg is Associate Professor at Florida International University and he is also the co-founder and design principal at MONAD Studio, a design research practice with focus on spatial perception related to rhythmic affect. His work has been widely published, including in The Guardian, BBC, Le Monde, New York Times, Forbes Magazine and Architectural Record. www.monadstudio.com

Visiting Tutors
Alessio Erioli is an engineer and Senior Researcher at Università di Bologna where he also teaches Architectural Design. He is also the co-founder and coder at Co-de-iT http://www.co-de-it.com/wordpress/info/alessio-erioli

Filippo Nassetti is a designer at Zaha Hadid Architects and partner at MHOX www.mhoxdesign.com



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