Courses 2017



Parametric City Research of Shenzhen

Tutor: Wanyu He

Find out the key parameter of Shenzhen, review with few measurements, analysis those parameters and create a model with those parameters for further urban application or modification.

Build Your Own Free Chair

Tutors: Katrine Hesseldahland, Victor Strimfors

It's a part of the HelloShenzhen project. Every participants from all walks of life were able to design and build their own chair. This is an experiment for the process of sustainable funiture facing their customers.

Open Source Village Workshop

Tutors:Jason Hilgefort, David Li

The workshop focused on initial research in the village - speaking to local citizens, understanding local skills, being aware of building and spatial realities. And how the connections to the new online open source initiatives such as POC21, Wikihouse and other similar initiatives would benefit the development of rural development.

Filming the Urban Technology Ecology

Tutor: Joseph Grima、Martina Muzi

Nowadays,recording both audio and videos and mapping urban spaces are actions which everybody has access to. Documentour surrounding and our relation with space became an everyday activity sometimes not being aware of its potential.

Productive City

Tutor: Jason Hilgefort, David Li

Most of the cities on the Fab City initiatives are at the initial stage of building up the infrastructures of productions in the cities. Shenzhen has not yet undergone this full removal of productions in the cities. And simultaneously, the tech, maker, and bottom up creative industries are thriving in the city. Shenzhen can serve as a live experimenting ground for these contemporary notions of urban production.

china rural workshop

Tutors:Travis Bunt、Jason Hilgefort、Lam Tat

Intro: Workshop researched several villages each representing pre, current, and post development. The focus is placed on researching more sustainable models of rural development.