March 22, 2016Architectural Association Visiting School Los Angeles: Summer Workshop
July 21 – 30, 2016
Los Angeles is the world’s entertainment capital. Music festivals year round provide a constant testing ground for creators and innovators to premiere installations.
Los Angeles Visiting School will integrate technology, engineering and architecture replicating the iterative pace environment at which architecture and entertainment work together to create unique experiences.
Informed by the fast-paced entertainment industry, the AAVS will ask students to design a kinetic structure for a festival of their choosing. Poetic Kinetics will share their expertise in generating large scale kinetic structures from design to build to delivery.
The Visiting School will be divided in two stages. The design stage and the construction stage. In the second stage the students will participate in the construction of the design selected by a jury.
Students will be presented with typical variables of the festival industry: client needs, atmospheric and budget constraints. They will become familiar with their digital models as they modify them according to client desires and venue logistics. Students will learn the importance of problem-solving and how that goes hand-in-hand with innovation to achieve the desired and inspired result.