BogotáUp the River, Up the Mountain
Thursday 4 – Friday 12 July 2013
We will invade a public building in downtown Bogotá. Once inside we will deploy small-scale paradoxical actions, à la Beistegui apartment by Le Corbusier, by knitting together windows or doors that can swiftly punctuate a corridor. Or perhaps the participants of this workshop will cling to the cracks of the building and attempt to fuse them with timber and plastic interventions that are conceived with algorithmic design processes. This appropriation of a structure in the city will allow us to interrogate one of Bogotá’s most striking features: its bizarre ad infinitum phase construction, where everything is half built and nothing is finished. All of the work will be dirty and on site within the building that we take command of. Algorithmic design and digital fabrication will influence this workshop, enabling us to shrink down the city to a manageable human scale and giving us the power to fabricate a speculative Bogotá.
The deadline for applications is 20 June 2013. A CV or a portfolio is not required. Completing the online application registers you to the programme
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £550 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable. Fees do not include flights. Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but advice on accommodation options can be given.
Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.