By exploring this reality while immersed within the highly speculative environment of the AA, we imagine and generate immediate drifts of the city where fiction and reality collide, stretching our work to its limit in terms of precision, fantasy and innovation.
– Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar and Álvaro Martín Fidalgo, Intermediate Unit 4
Universities today can no longer operate as autonomous entities in the city. They need to question the established norms, critically evaluate their role in society, and propose new modes of learning as well as new collaborations between academia and the city.
– Xristina Argyros and Ryan Neiheiser, Intermediate Unit 15
Our unit envisages a building as the expression of specific and temporal needs, and thus as a pretext for amplifying uses and giving more. We are interested in unstable spaces- spaces for social encounters- these event fields that make a building remarkable, flexible, and ‘intemporal’.
– Salwa and Selma Mikou, Intermediate Unit 16
Summer School 2016 - Unit 6 Taught by Onur Ozkaya, AA MSc 2007 (EmTech) and Vikrant Tike AA MA 2010 (AAIS)