16 June 2023
This Visiting School is a call for the same level of focused, collaborative ambition and operation of the space industry to be explored within the field of architecture. Always last to embrace innovation, the built environment is stuck in the every-day, top-down problem solving – depending on clients as true instigators of change. But what if we were to envision the design before this is even required? In this visiting school we offer an incubator structure, one to envision, test and discuss new ideas, using space as a case-study on idea development rather than a fixed site.
Part 1: London, UK/ Online
Part 2: Houston, USA
Levent Ozruh and Sara Martinez Zamora
The programme is open to current architecture, design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Unit 1 also welcomes students from other disciplines that are relatable to architecture including but not limited to sociology, anthropology, history, applied & pure science, engineering.
Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite (Unit 1). Students will not require a subscription to AI imaginary creator software
Software Requirements: Rhino 3D, Unreal Engine, HoudiniFX
Part 1 will introduce students to critical Anthropological theory on the socio-cultural dynamics of designing for the built environment and using artificial intelligence tools, with an emphasis on designing for the radical context of Earth’s moon. We will critically examine and unpack the biases, assumptions, and ‘playbooks’ through which AI software is used and produces images. We will interrogate algorithmic technologies from a social science perspective, thinking through how one locates the ethics, morals and responsibilities for the use and outputs of AI based design in the context of future living on the moon.
GBP 695: EARLY BIRD FEE ON-SITE: £560 includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, payable by all participants. Apply concession code upon application: MOONSHOTONS1
EARLY BIRD FEE ONLINE: £460 includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, payable by all participants. Apply concession code upon application: MOONSHOTONL1
Early bird deadline: 17 March 2023
GBP 1300: EARLY BIRD FEE ON-SITE: £1100 includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, payable by all participants. Apply concession code upon application: MOONSHOTONS2
Early bird deadline: 31 May 2023
FULL AND PARTIAL (25%-75%) SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE