Advanced Urban Design Program [AUDP]
Future+ Aformal Academy is proud to announce the launch of a one-of-a-kind, full-time Advanced Urban Design Program（AUDP）. The program will begin September 11, 2017 and is based in the Urban villages of the Pearl River Delta in China. It is designed to forge the new leading urban thinkers in city making for the coming century’s challenges.
The full year program is divided into four, three month, quarters – pre-biennale, biennale, post biennale, final project action. Each quarter an offering from our five themes is offered: Design, Making, Tools, Research, and Discourse. Further, there will be electives offered each quarter, with the participant always free to choose and focus whatever offerings they prefer.
The final quarter would allow each participant to pursue their own final work. This could be done in groups or individual, as research or as real project, as visionary or as practical. Each individual leads their own vision and is provided guidance and assistance by the Future+ team.
We are looking for participants that have a strong interest in the making of our built world.
A background in architecture, urban planning, landscape design or art is not must, but design experience is valued. We aim at having a diverse array of participants with differing backgrounds, nationalities and experiences – from economists to artists.
Courses are semi-bilingual, so English is not a necessity, but is greatly appreciated.
We intend to have an intimate experience for our participants; therefore we intend to only accept around 25 participants. Please make a strong application to join our program.