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 firstname.lastname@example.org