Miami Sonic Installation by MONAD Studio

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FEEDBACK Architecture + Music

Wednesday 26 December – Sunday 6 January 2019

AAVS Miami FEEDBACK Architecture + Music aims to design and fabricate musical instruments through Sonic Architecture, to create experiences that merge acoustics with intellectual, narrative, emotional and aesthetic dimensions.

The term ‘feedback’ refers a relationship between two distinctive but connected entities, which can become an enigmatic relationship between space, body and rhythm. The consequences of feedback in architecture naturally extend from the scale of the body to the atmosphere of space, and allow for an exploration of how we collectively engage with the process.

Sonic artefacts – for example, prostheses, objects or systems – can be extensions of the human body that also allow for an aesthetic and functional exploration of the relationship between the two elements: the physical and the constructed.

AAVS Miami FEEDBACK Architecture + Music seeks to explore new ways the body and sonic artefacts can interrelate to create a vision for possible futures, informed by technology.

Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed

  • Turning the body into an instrument able to generate a new type of sonic spectacle where the architecture of the body is enhanced with 3D-printed devices that augment the performer’s capacity.
  • Unlocking new potentials for collaboration between various disciplines to be applied to the scale of the human body to generate a leading-edge type of synthetic, prosthetic design
  • Participants can take advantage of bespoke, iteration friendly design workflows channelling intuition and aesthetic sensibility through algorithmic-driven software in order to unlock the full potential of designing for additive fabrication
  • Introductory session to Rhinoceros 3D + Grasshopper focusing on modelling and computational design
  • Participants are able to customize their workflows by iteratively exploring the implied design spaces within each operation and the affects they generate.
  • The introductory session and the workflows are aimed to people with no previous experience of the tools, although they’re flexible enough for more expert users and they can be customised according to their own necessities or desires. Specific instructions about the toolset (download and installation instructions) will be sent to the participants prior to the beginning of the school.


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 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 14 December 2018.


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.


FIU | Miami Beach Urban Studios – Florida International University, Miami
420 Lincoln Road – 4th Flooor
Miami Beach, FL 33139
United States


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.


The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals.


Eric Goldemberg is Associate Professor at Florida International University and he is also the co-founder and design principal at MONAD Studio, a design research practice with focus on spatial perception related to rhythmic affect. His work has been widely published, including in The Guardian, BBC, Le Monde, New York Times, Forbes Magazine and Architectural Record.

Filippo Nassetti is a designer at Zaha Hadid Architects and partner at MHOX. He is also a studio tutor at UCL The Bartlett - Urban Morphogenesis Lab


Programme Head
Eric Goldemberg

Visiting Tutor
Filippo Nassetti

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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