Athens - CIPHER CITY :: Recharged
National Technical University of Athens
Monday 25 March – Tuesday 2 April 2013
Following the initial challenge of amplifying connectivity, adjustability and interaction for its Correlations cycle, AA Athens Visiting School scales up its design intentions in order to investigate links among discrete individual architectural systems in its 2013 version, Recharged.
Recharged with interconnectivity on different levels, the theme of investigation will revolve around the design of semi-independent design prototypes acting together to form elaborate unified results. The driving force in Cipher City: Recharged is the synergistic effect behind complex form-making systems where interactive design patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple rules.
In collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, Cipher City: Recharged will explore participatory design and active engagement modeling and will continue building novel prototypes upon horizontal planes.
As in 2012, the design agendas of AA Athens and AA Istanbul Visiting Schools will directly create feedback on one another, allowing participation in either one or both Programmes.
The AA offers several discount options for participants wishing to apply as a group or participants wishing to apply for both AA Istanbul and AA Athens Visiting Schools:
1. Standard application
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable.
2. Group registration
For group applications, there will be a range of discounts depending on the number of people in the group. The discounted fee will be applied to each individual in the group.
Type A. 3-6 people group: £60 (AA Membership fee) + 635*0.75 = £536.25 (25 %)
Type B. 6-15 people group: £60 + 635*0.70 = £504.5 (30%)
Type C. more than 15 people group: £60 + 635*0.65 = £472.75 (35%)
3. Participants attending both AA Istanbul and AA Athens | 40% discount
For people wishing to attend both AA Istanbul 2013 and AA Athens 2013, a discount of 40% will be made for each participant. (The participant will pay the £60 membership fee only once.)
£60 (AA Membership fee) + (635*0.60)*2 = £822
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The deadline for applications is 11 March 2013. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment. The online application can be reached from: