August - December 2021

16 weeks >> 5 blocks >> 5 topics on urban regeneration and sustainability >>



Block 1. Resilience, urban regeneration, and habitat transformation for emerging landscapes.

Luciano Landaeta: Towards a global future of local urbanism. Scales and complexity between nature, society, and infrastructure.


Ricardo Sanz: Recycling of buildings in decaying urban centers. Transformation of obsolete cities.

Alfredo Brillembourg: Urban Paradigms within Sustainable Living, Empowered Methods of Participatory Building, Innovation and Emerging Practices of Social Design.


Rafael Machado: Urban architectural transgressions.

Joao de Freitas: Physical rehabilitation of neighborhoods. Experimental models for urban developments within degraded areas.

Block 2. Ecology, resource management, nature, and energy optimization in the tropics.

Daniel Otero: Urban metabolism, landscape infrastructure design and speculative cartography.

María Beatríz (Mabe) García: Climate change and sustainable cities. Life cycles for resources and their repercussions on landscape construction.

Antonio ''Toño'' Salas: Bioclimatic strategies for designing balanced structures with the entourage.

Walter Leone: Sustainable human resources, building materials and techniques.


Daniela Atencio and Claudio Rossi: Bio-lent cities: Programmed landscape ruination.

Block 3. Technological implementation, systems, and efficient endogenous structures.

Sara Valente and Marcelo Ertorteguy: Architectural artifacts, intangible installations, hybrid objects and instruments, rehabilitation and prefabricated systems.

Julio Kowalenko and Rodrigo Armas: The formal, aesthetic and cultural condition of objects and their significance in the creation of non-standard everyday spaces.

Khristian Ceballos: Investigation on design systems that produce an intersection between latent territories and cultural dynamics.

Carla Collevecchio: Fundamentals, techniques and project methodologies. Concepts and synthesis processes for utilitarian structures.

Alessandro Famiglietti: Approaches to the notion of ''the public''. Project strategies for hybrid urban spaces.

Block 4. Local skills, capacity development, and self-sufficiency in popular settlements.

César Figueroa: Management of creative and project processes, site cartographies, playful strategies for conceptualization and collaboration, Project communication methods.


Servando García: Right to the city and social production of the habitat through inclusive pedagogical instruments.

Marcos Coronel: Disruptive actions, consultative design and precise operations from existing and unconventional urban conflicts.


Rodrigo Marín: Practical knowledge and intelligent models. Experimental technologies in growing communities.

Gabriel Visconti: Towards an open urbanism. The social, economic and political dimension of design in pushful communities.

Block 5. Experiments in the global periphery. Scalable intelligences for the prototyping of sustainable structures in Caracas.

Luis Rodríguez: Autonomous Imaginaries and Barrios Improvement Strategies.

Paolo Cascone: The development of laboratories with the use of advanced technologies with equitable applications.  


Estelle Poisson and Soraya Haffaf: Realistic Utopias. Responsible and reasoned architectures. Integrative projects with endemic intelligences between different characters.

Oliver Schütte and Marije van Lidth de Jeude: Economy, Ecology, Equity and Space. Equitable social development, responsible management of natural resources and sustainable growth.

Diego Peris: Tools, methodologies, and frameworks for citizen innovation spaces, through direct socially effective actions. 

Juan Alfonso Garduño: Strategies for common issues in city-making, by inverting the existing prevailing model for the reactivation of the collective realm.


Academic Course-load and Schedule

The virtual community will meet for 16 weeks/ 4 months from Sep 1st - Dec 15 2021.


The total coursework hours is 72 hours during the total 16 Weeks/ 4.5 hours per week..


Classes will generally be scheduled in the morning at 9 am for Latin America and the Caribbean,

The afternoon for North and West Africa, South and Central Africa and Europe at 3 pm,

and at night time for South East Asia, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand at 9 pm.

Every Sat you will be able to watch a missed session for a maximum of three missed sessions.

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Executive direction Mabe García Rincon | Creative direction Marcos Coronel | Media direction Khristian Ceballos | Conceptual advise Alfredo Brillembourg, Luciano Landaeta, Alejandro López, Henry Rueda | Arts and Graphic producers Marcelo Ertorteguy, Sara Valente, Julio Kowalenko | Methodological design Ricardo Sanz, Rodrigo Marín | Filmmaking Bárbara De Sousa, Ángel Mendoza | Photography Madelaine Mendoza