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September - December 2023

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



Block 1. Resilience and urban regeneration

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. Landscape Analyses, Energy optimization and policy in urban development

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. Aesthetic and ethical considerations

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.

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

Block 4. Local capacity building, social science methodology 

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: "Open Urbanism. Urban forces and in-formal platforms"

Block 5. Global Experiments. Scalable prototypes for social development in the French Banlieus & Caracas' informal sector.

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 master-level class will meet for 4 weeks/ 2 months from Sep - Nov 30 2023.


The total coursework hours are 73 hours during the total 12 Weeks/ 2 hours per week plus 3 hours each week for 8 weeks in workshop one-on-one projects and five day juries of full day contemplation.


For our Virtual Component: Classes will generally be scheduled in the morning at 9 am - 11 am slots 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.

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