- Provide beginner training in computational design and digital fabrication to future incubated projects. For that, we crafted two specific beginner workshops.
- Attract established designers, architects, makers, entrepreneurs that are interested in the topics of the DRIVEN program and are eager to learn more in order to grow a community with a wider sensibility of design within the circular economy.
- Prototype, test, iterate — the results of the workshops could be the first step to showcase some proof of concepts, create precedents, and fuel further explorations for the incubation.
Rhinoceros and Grasshopper for Beginners
November 9th to 13th, 2020
Introduction to Computational Design
Tutored by Eugenio Bettucchi (Noumena)
Computational design applied to a circular economy and reuse of materials allows us to rethink and rearrange existing elements into new layouts suitable for temporary activities in the urban environment.
Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, CNC Milling for Beginners
November 23rd to 27th, 2020
Introduction to Digital Fabrication
Tutored by Arnaud Delente (Supercube)
Digital Fabrication is rapidly changing our design-to-production approach — enabling designers to generate novel forms adaptive to immediate feedback on how they can be produced and customized in response to material availability.
Registrations are open!
Computational Fabrication x Circular Economy (Advanced)
December 7th to 11st, 2020
Tutored by Andrea Graziano (Co-de-iT)
Computational design triggered the mass customization of the production processes integrating into the design phase the opportunity and constraints of production means allowing to take finally full advantage of automation. That’s what we call Computational Fabrication.
Registrations will open soon.
Parametric Engineering x Circular Economy
January 11st to 15th, 2021
Sustainable design with parametric engineering tools
Tutored by Klaas de Rycke, Georgia Margariti, Sandie Fenton, Marie Paschke, Ludovic Regnault (Bollinger+Grohmann)
With focus on timber structures, the workshop will incorporate carbon footprint evaluation and life cycle assessment into a structural design workflow. Comparative and optimization strategies, enabled by the parametric engineering tool Karamba, will be used in order to mediate between purely structural and environmental criteria suggesting a more holistic design process.
Registrations to open soon.
Data Visualization x Circular Economy (Advanced)
February 8th to 12th, 2021
Open position, receiving applications now.
We are still looking for the perfect candidate(s) to run a workshop about how data visualization can be implemented to find radical solutions for circular economy.
If you have a workshop proposal, please get in touch: we will be happy to discuss it with you.
Machine Learning x Circular Economy (Advanced)
March 8th to 12th, 2021
Machine Learning for Adaptive Temporary Architecture
Tutored by Mateusz Zwierzycki (Object)
During this workshop the participants will get a chance to learn about machine learning in the design context, with the applications ranging from clustering of elements to space planning applications for generating interior architecture responsive to user needs.
Registrations open soon.
Computational Design x Circular Economy (Advanced)
April 5th to 9th, 2021
Tutored by Gilles Retsin (AUAR) & Kevin Saey (AUAR)
In recent years, prefabrication and modularity have made a come-back in architecture, under pressure of an emerging global housing crisis. Discrete Design methods attempt to construct large-scale structures from versatile, pixel-like elements, which are independent from the whole. This discrete capitalises on automation and scalability to ultimately offer a more adaptable and complex forms of architecture.
Registrations open soon.