insitu 2013 is a multi-city design-build workshop, lecture and public event series commencing in Caracas, Venezuela and travelling to Medellín, Colombia, stopping in Mérida and Maracaibo.
insitu is an initiative founded by uAbureau and Blokcad Lab in 2011 to implement projects that investigate the informal development of cities, its non-consolidated urban spaces and auto-construction processes. Its central objective is to explore how the ecological and the social environments of the City can be merged to create new and unforeseen landscapes.
Medellín + Caracas: 9day intensive workshops:
insitu is an intensive workshop where participants will be exposed to a cyclical process between design and fabrication, where both phases are continually interfacing in order to achieve a unique project addressing the needs of a local developing community. Participants will work with local community members to create small-scale urban interventions whilst learning and implementing innovative fabrication and participatory design techniques. The design process will explore advanced digital tools while the construction phase will focus on onsite material processes of a hybrid recycled construction waste aggregate developed by Blokcad Lab. Participants, working in tandem with community members will design and fabricate moulds, and cast onsite their projects with the hybrid aggregate.
Mérida + Maracaibo: Public Expositions / 3day introductory workshops:
Participants will focus on exploring mould design, 3D modelling, digital fabrication and Blokcad Lab’s hybrid aggregate. A public lecture and exhibition will open each exposition.
Caracas - June 3-12
Merida - June 15-17
Maracaibo - June 20-22
Medellin - June 26 - July 04
Visit our website for more information and registration: http://www.insitu.uabureau.com