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IAAC and Woodbury University San Diego - Global School San Diego/ Tijuana


The Global School programme seeks to investigate common agendas in global locales. For the 2013 edition, we are seeking participation from institutes in Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America.

2013 GSS Agenda: Productive City

The production of energy, food, knowledge, and objects are key elements which establish the basic necessities to create self-sufficient habitats. The 2013 Edition of the IAAC GSS wants to address the challenges and opportunities which exist in our urban environments with regards to the production of these elements.

As with each Global School, a multiscalar, and multi-site approach will be utilized to explore how the agenda unfolds with the particular economic, biological, and social factors of each locale.

-At the urban scale, we will identify potential productive regions in our urban habitats.

-At the building scale we will reconstruct a ‘smart city block,’ capable of producing and mitigating its production to and from the city.

-At the tectonic scale we will explore productive facade systems which are responsive to their location and local necessities.

The 2013 IAAC GSS seeks to generate a series of fabricated prototypes which address the agenda through multiple scales.


Location: San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Institution: Woodbury University
Faculty: Rene Peralta, Woodbury Instructors, and IAAC Alumni
Local Brief: Productive Border – The border between Mexico and the United States is the most traveled in the world, generating an incredible number of interchanges between people, energy, and consumable goods. It is an attractor for all types of illegal and legal activities and because of its scale, this has multiscalar effects. The frontier, the actual wall, appears like a great infrastructure that presents great opportunities.



More info Here : http://www.iaac.net/globalschool/2013/

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