Architectural Association Visiting School Chengdu: “Marking the City”

Marking the City’ runs for the second year in the Sichuan capital, Chengdu, South West China. The workshop aims to teach methods of computational design and translate this into a full scale, inhabitable and dynamic architecture, located in the heart of Chengdu. The AA is looking for prospective students as well as potential sponsors.

Over a period of ten days the students will scour the city of Chengdu extracting waste products, off-cuts, edges and cast-offs. The studio will engage in the environmentally sustainable opportunities of recycling, up-cycling and reuse; taking the cast-offs, edges, corners and cut-offs from manufacturing industries and extrapolating these to invent an occupiable space in the heart of the city. On the final night the structure will host a student feast.

A series of lectures and workshops will be run by invited creators, makers, film directors, designers and architects to provide a structure of invention to kick off the visiting school.

For more information on how to apply for the course see here.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact