Announcing the 2015 AA Shanghai Summer School, CUSTOMISED CITIES, directed by Tom Verebes.

Announcing the 2015 AA Shanghai Summer School, CUSTOMISED CITIES, directed by Tom Verebes.

Customised Cities Friday 10 – Saturday 18 July 2015 The 9th annual AA Shanghai Summer School will focus on issues related to the unprecedented extent and rate of urbanization in China, and more specifically, on Shanghai, as a laboratory of one of the preeminent twenty-first century cities. Given the legacy of twentieth century models of assembly-based repetitive production, the effects of standardization on cities today include their universal monotonous, generic similitude. Balancing an agenda concurrently pursuant of spatial coherence and heterogeneity, and hence the distinctiveness of cities, the aim of this visiting school programme is to investigate a toolbox with which to confront the prevalence of default spatial and material modes of production. As an intensive nine-day studio-based course, clusters of tutors and students will engage experimentally with advanced computational design and, and the materialisation of differentiated serial prototypes. Students will apply code-based and time-based modelling, morphogenetic generative techniques, and physics-based simula¬tion, towards multiple, variable and recursive urban and architectural systems. Location The location of the workshop will be the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture Shanghai Study Centre, centrally located at 298 North Suzhou Road on the Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. The facility has studio space for participants, a lecture hall, workshop, and gallery. Applications All participants are responsible for securing any visa required for entry to China, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. Eligibility The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide. Materials Students will need to bring their own laptops with windows...