Como, Italy

Digital Design and Fabrication: Temporary Design Installations - Accademia Aldo Galli IED Como

when 6 April 2021 - 17 April 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1800

Through this course you have the opportunity to deepen and experience with the digital design processes and to comprehend the possible creative interaction with the most traditional design techniques. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to approach the design and production of different temporary design installations, for different functions and uses.

The projects will be developed using parametric design techniques and will be produced using both digital technologies and traditional practices with local or eco-sustainable materials (wood, bio-plastic, fabric).

The visits to companies of interests, uch as Salone del Mobile, Salone Satellite and Fuorisalone, will be an active learning experience that serves both to complete the knowledge and skills acquired in class, as well as a cultural enrichment and inspirational source for your projects.

There are 2 intakes available for this short programme:

1st intake runs from 6th to 17th of April 2021
2nd intake runs from 28th of June to 9th of July 2021

Course leader

Accademia Alo Galli - IED Como

Target group

The course is open to high school graduates in artistic or scientific disciplines, as well as university students with at least one year in the architecture, interior or product design disciplines, wishing to approach the furniture design field and the most recent techniques of digital fabrication. The high school diploma, upper - intermediate level of English, a good knowledge of 3d Rhinoceros and a portfolio of (architecture, interior or product design) projects are necessary in order to be admitted.

Course aim

Methodology and structure – This digital design ‘atelier’ consists in an immediate approach to design and practical work in the laboratory where, under the guidance of industry professionals, together with your classmates, you will experiment with traditional and digital tools and techniques for prototyping. You will deal with different briefs and scenarios and work in groups for the different projects. The theoretical notions will be addressed during the practical training that will take place in the fablab.

The course includes an introductory part related to the fundamental themes that will be addressed: project brief, study of different case histories, overview of the main trends in the sector, work plan, definition of the output and the correct methodology to be adopted. This will be followed by the practical training, through the use of the main software, digital and manufacturing tools which will lead to the creation of different prototypes.

Fee info

EUR 1800: Enrollment Fee: € 600 - Fee: € 1200


A 20% discount on the tuition fee will be applied by completing the enrolment process by February 1st.

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