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AAVS Shanghai 2015
The 9th annual AA Shanghai Summer School will focus on issues related to the unprecedented extent and rate of urbanization in China. Given the legacy of twentieth century models of assembly-based repetitive production, the effects of standardization on cities today include their universal monotonous, generic similitude. Balancing an agenda concurrently pursuant of spatial coherence and heterogeneity, the aim of this visiting school programme is to investigate a toolbox with which to confront the prevalence of default spatial and material modes of production. As an intensive nine-day studio-based course, clusters of tutors and students will apply code-based and time-based modelling, morphogenetic generative techniques, and physics-based simulation, towards multiple, variable and recursive urban and architectural systems.