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The Department of Architecture [ARC], cordially invites you to the Catalyst Students’ Presentations for Spring 2018 on Friday, 16th March 2018 at 18:30 @ [ARC].

[ARC] Catalysts are elective, intensive one week courses that change every semester depending on the interests of faculty and visiting specialists. With the catalyst in place, the faculty are able to respond to newly developing research or design practices offering motivating and exciting opportunities to students and participants.

The catalysts running for this semester Spring 2018 [ARC] are the following:

Section 01: Building Fashion [fashion + architecture]

Coordinator: Mrs. Eleonora Antoniadou

Building Fashion Workshop is a course focusing on novel approaches to the [fashion + architecture] emerging practices. Fashion scene is not only a collection of captured images, but rather an ensemble of socio-morphological forces connecting people, catalyzing experimental, open-ended design. Fashion and its affinity for transformation is a complex terrain of architectural identities, scenery and performance. These dynamic spaces are the field where vanguard ideas yield.

This workshop, topics are connected with the acquisition of the knowledge and understanding of the association of [fashion + architecture], supported by the mastery of essential digital design skills which will equip and prepare the participants towards physical experimentations. To this extend, Building Fashion, will develop a two – fold laboratory: Computational and Physical Investigations. The computational investigations lab is an interdisciplinary design- research laboratory where, through digital based investigations, students will engage with the study of generative and evolutionary design strategies in fashion and architecture, on the same time, as a give and take relationship. The physical investigations Lab focuses on the study of physical performance and manufacturing of novel spatial repertories, through physical models and experimentation studies on materials. Physical prototyping will become an important instrument to the understanding of the ongoing design process, its improvement from the outset and along all phases of development. Alongside the intensive design input, the workshop is addressed by a series of lectures, debates and presentations by the coordinator, guest designers and architects.