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L.A. Experiential III

Sonic Simulation

Wednesday 11 – Friday 20 July 2018

We are living in an increasingly interconnected and data-driven world, with analytics for almost every aspect of our daily and virtual lives. Despite the promise of seamlessness, somehow the virtual and the real seem at odds rather than part of a continuum. It’s time we close the gap between virtual and physical experience, along with introducing another layer of interactivity. We live in a mixed reality…

The ten day AAVS L.A. explores this tension through the experience of a musci festival, an event that combines media, emerging technology and socialisation to trascend ordinary urbanism. 

Participants, led by design and tech experts, will incorporate real time feedbackl into their projects using gesture controls and frequency spectrum analysis of music to modulate visual aspects of the enviroments, aiming to close the gap between virtual and physical experience along with introducing another layer of interactivity. 

The work produded as part of the programme, will be shown to our industry partners through the lens of Virtual Reality. Our goal is not to explain, but it is to implement how a mixed reality could potentially activate spaces and people in the near future. More specifically, Art and Music Festivals, as the ideal beta experiment in how to combine media, emerging technology, and socialization in a way that transcends ordinary urbanism.

Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

  • Creativity: students will stretch their design ability to create unique experiences merging architecture and entertainment. 
  • Working collaboratively from brainstorming, developing, to producing workflows
  • Research and comprehension of music festival context, program, and activity.
  • Design according to different parameters. 
  • 3d model/render/animation, VR
  • Interactive and audio reactive processes’
  • Immersive Experiences. 
  • Softwares: Maya, Adobe After Affects, Touch Designer, Leap, Motion, Unreal Engine


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk for instructions to pay by bank transfer.
2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

The deadline for applications is 10 July 2018


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. 

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, 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.

All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.

The workshop is open to students/professionals from the architecture, design, engineering, film and music industries and artists with an interest in the construction of dreams.Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later), Rhino 3D, 3dsmax, unity 3D, Houdini, Touch Designer.

The RUE : 308 East 9th Street 90015, Los Angeles, CA

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Eulalia Moran is a graduate of The Architectural Association School of Architecture. Art and design are a constant in her career. She is always trying to experiment and combine architecture with other disciplines, pushing the limits of design to create unique experiences. She founded Rosae Architecture in 2014. Previously, she worked for Foster and Partners where she had the opportunity to be involved in office, residential and airport projects in numerous countries such as Taiwan, Portugal and Kuwait. She is currently working in different projects in the city of Barcelona.

Devin Gharakhanian is a trained architect/world-builder working as a creative producer and experiential director. Currently continuing his R&D from the Sci-Arc Edge Program (MD - Fiction + Entertainment) speculating on the near future; a focus on the intersection of emerging sub-cultures and mixed-reality. His collaborative lab, Quarc, exclusively curates interdisciplinary teams, to rethink and produce in the spaces between architecture, media, and technology. Devin is a big believer in popularizing, empowering, and above all enabling the creative youth to use their training in alternative or unconventional ways through social platforms like SuperArchitects and interactive happenings like The RUE Space.

Golden Voice, SideFX, Houdini, Touch Designer


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Eulalia Moran
Devin Gharakhanian

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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