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FEEDBACK Architecture + Music

Tuesday 26 December – Saturday 6 January 2018

The Miami Visiting School, Feedback aims to design and fabricate Sonic Architecture artefacts to function as catalysts for new sensorial experiences. As architecture and music merge, we will create new spatial possibilities for artistic performances and a new model of transdisciplinary integration will be proposed via the creation of immersive, technologically driven spectacles.

Feedback implies a mutual inflection of active bodies in a conductive milieu – an awareness of perception related to movement that can become an enigmatic relationship between space, body and rhythm. There are corporeal consequences of feedback in architecture that naturally extends from the scale of the body to the atmosphere of space, defining its character and allowing for measured experiences to percolate through our collective engagement with it.

Sonic artefacts are prostheses, extensions, objects or systems that integrate the body to mutate its aesthetic and functional potential. The program aims to push this vision to its limit, fostering a reflection on the evolution of the human, its symbiosis and conflict with technology in possible futures.

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: 25 December 2017

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.


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. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. 

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

Programme Head
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.

Visiting Tutors
Alessio Erioli is an engineer and Senior Researcher at Università di Bologna where he also teaches Architectural Design. He is also the co-founder and coder at Co-de-iT

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

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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F +44 20 7414 0782

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