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IAAC Global Summer School 2019 (GSS19) - Becoming | Applications open!

By lauraruggeri1
May 9, '19 12:13 PM EST

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to inform you about the launch of Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming, 12th edition of the international summer educational program about the future of our cities, that will take place in Barcelona and in other nodes worldwide simultaneously from the 1st  to the 14th of July 2019.

The Global Summer School (GSS) is a platform defined by ambitious, multi-scalar investigation on the implications of emergent techniques in our planned environments. Each year, international teams located in key cities around the globe explore a common agenda with projects deeply embedded in diverse local conditions. Because of this, participants have an international laboratory to test their design hypothesis, understanding how design conclusions derived locally can be tested and evolved globally in different cities where other teams reside.

This intensive two week workshop connects each participant to ongoing research agendas in robotics, simulation, physical computing, parametric design, digital fabrication, and other relevant emerging design methodologies. Specific emphasis is placed on understanding and creating critical research advanced on the application of new technologies in design and architecture.

Nodes for Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming edition are: Barcelona, Quito, Pune, New York, Budapest, Monterrey, Shanghai, Melbourne, Tehran, Beirut, Manila, Istanbul, Hong Kong and Dubai. 

The previous edition of Global Summer School 2018 - Digitize, brought together more than 160 international participants, becoming a great success as a reference summer educational  program for Barcelona in the field of cities.

Global Summer School 2019 - program details

The Global Summer School 2019 - Becoming is organized by IAAC as the main summer activity that each year grow in its nodes network and number of participants coming from all around the world.

To learn more about the GSS19 Becoming, please visit  IAAC Global Summer School Official website:

To apply to the program, discover different nodes applications here:

 Date and venues:

  • From the 1st to the 14th of July 2019

  • IAAC Barcelona & other Institutes & Organizations worldwide

IAAC GSS18 - Digitize