Towards the next city

Date:
27.05.2014
Format:
LECTURES
Place:
courtyard
Language:
english

Representatives of the Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia will explain, how wearable technology will affect the way we interact with the city

Director of the Master’s program of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) Areti Markopoulou and teacher of “Self-efficacy” Studio of IAAC Maria Kuptsova will discuss the fate of the future cities and talk about how new technologies will change the way the interaction of the city and its inhabitants.

Areti Markopoulou is an Architect graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering of Xanthi, DUTH (2005) in Greece. She holds a Masters in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC (2006) with a related thesis in the field of ¨Prototypes of Urbanity: from Bits to Geography¨. She has also studied at the AA,Architectural Association in London (Dlab 2009) and holds a Fab Academy diploma on Digital Fabrication (2011) offered by the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. Co-founder of the myCity.me non profit organization, her research explores how Energy, Information and Fabrication could lead to [technology + user]-based optimum future city models, which could adapt to behavioral changes over time. She is currently the Director of the Mas.

Maria Kuptsova is a Project Architect in Cloud9, Enric Ruiz-Geli, Barcelona. Maria graduated from the St-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, in Russia. She holds a Master in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC (2013) with a related thesis in the field of “Self-Sufficient Buildings”. Maria Kuptsova has been assisting several seminars at IAAC as Light Weight Structures and Experimental Structures. She is currently the Assistant of the “Self-Sufficient” studio led by Enric Ruiz-Geli in IAAC, Organizer and Tutor in the Global Summer School 2014 in St-Petersburg.