Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid, Robotics Atelier, Rolex Institute News, Spain
Norman Foster Foundation Madrid
Event mentor is Professor Mathias Kohler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
26 May 2018
Norman Foster Foundation Madrid News
Norman Foster Foundation presents its annual ‘On Cities’ Workshop with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies
NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION WORKSHOP 18-22/06/2018 – ON CITIES
• Norman Foster Foundation presents its annual On Cities Workshop with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
• The 2018 On Cities Workshop will explore the premise that emerging urban innovations can create more livable, entrepreneurial communities and dramatically reduce resources consumed by cities, in a week-long event hosted in the Madrid headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation.
• A distinguished group of specialists will engage with ten selected students from ten universities around the world sharing a common interest in the subject. This year’s workshop mentor is Kent Larson, Director of MIT Media Lab City Science Group and Initiative.
Madrid, 25 May 2018
The Norman Foster Foundation On Cities Workshop will take place on 18-22 June 2018, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, closing the 2017-2018 Educational programme initiative. The workshop will focus on Autonomous Innovative Communities, selecting a district in Madrid as a case-study for a research project that will be developed throughout the week.
Can each community locally produce all of the energy, food, and clean water needed for basic living— requiring no centralised infrastructure? Can humans transition from ownership to sharing, while living and working in compact, agile, supportive environments? This workshop explores the premise that emerging urban innovations can dramatically reduce resources consumed by cities while simultaneously creating more livable, entrepreneurial communities.
‘We are living in an era of extreme urbanisation and rapid global warming’, states workshop mentor Kent Larson. ‘The challenges of both call for more than mere incremental adjustments.’
After reviewing applications submitted by hundreds of candidates from around the world, the selection committee awarded ten scholarships to students from the following universities and institutions: American University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, United States; London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark; Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, the Netherlands; Tongji University, Shanghai, China; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
These ten students will engage with a group of specialists through a series of seminars and lectures culminating inafive day workshop led by the mentor Kent Larson, Director of MIT Media Lab City Science Group and Initiative, and his team.
The Academic Body spans a wide range of practitioners working in different fields interrelated with the City, including: Beatriz Colomina, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, United States; Luis Cueto, General Coordinator for the Mayor in Madrid, Madrid City Hall, Madrid, Spain; Anupama Kundoo, Principal, Anupama Kundoo Architects, Madrid, Spain/Auroville, India; Winy Maas, Co-Founder and Director of MVRDV and Director of the Why Factory, Delft, the Netherlands; Tim Stonor, Managing Director of Space Syntax, London, United Kingdom; Leonor Tarrasón, Director of Environmental Solutions, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Oslo, Norway; Belinda Tato and José Luis Vallejo, Founders and Directors of Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid, Spain/Miami, United States.
The On Cities Workshop will include seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutoring and urban architectural tours to learn more about the context of Madrid and it’s districts. During the course of the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Norman Foster Foundation’s archive and research projects.
Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder and former Director of MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, United States will act as the Chief Advisor of the workshop tutoring the students through the research process.
As a way to disseminate knowledge and ideas, the public lectures will be recorded and documented for publication in series of annual books published by the Norman Foster Foundation
19th June 2018 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Paseo del General Martínez Campos 14, 28010, Madrid, Spain
6:00 p.m. – On Cities: Governance
• Introduction by Kent Larson
• Keynotes by Beatriz Colomina, José Luis Vallejo, Leonor Tarrasón and Luis Cueto
• Debate between Beatriz Colomina, José Luis Vallejo, Leonor Tarrasón and Luis Cueto, moderated by Kent Larson
7:00 p.m. – On Cities: Transformations
• Introduction by Workshop mentor Kent Larson
• Keynotes by Winy Maas, Belinda Tato, Anupama Kundoo and Tim Stonor
• Debate by Winy Maas, Belinda Tato, Anupama Kundoo and Tim Stonor, moderated by Kent Larson
8:00 p.m. – Wrap up
• Dialogue between Norman Foster and Kent Larson
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8 Jan 2018
The Norman Foster Foundation presents its annual Digital X Workshop with the support of Future Planet Capital
NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION WORKSHOP
15-19 Jan 2018
• Norman Foster Foundation presents its first Digital X Workshop with the support of Future Planet Capital.
• The 2018 Digital X Workshop will explore the kinship of Architecture and the Digital World in a week-long event hosted in the Madrid headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation.
• A distinguished group of specialists will engage with ten selected students from ten universities around the world sharing a common interest in the subject. This year’s Atelier mentor is Nicholas Negroponte, cofounder and former director of MIT Media Lab.
The first Norman Foster Foundation Digital X Workshop will take place on 15-19 January 2018, supported by Future Planet Capital.
‘All things digital are simultaneously local and global, large and small, inside and outside of a given boundary’, states Atelier mentor Nicholas Negroponte. ‘The digital world is not crisp; it is porous and diffuse. It brings together previously separate worlds, like those of discovery, invention and expression. It does that because it has become the DNA of each. Architecture does that too.’
What happens when the natural world and the artificial world become one and the same? How does society change when direct brain communication occurs among humans, and between humans and machines? The workshop will focus on this kinship, that of architecture and the digital world, how the two play together now, and how they will change the world together, going forward, discussing things that, outrageous today, will be commonplace tomorrow.
After reviewing applications submitted by hundreds of candidates from around the world, the selection committee awarded ten scholarships to students from the following universities and institutions: Architecture and Geomatics, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Architecture and Urbanismo Faculty (USP), Sao Paolo, Brazil; Bartlett School of Architecture, London, UK; Centre for Urban Science and Engineering IIT, Bombay, India; City Futures Research Centre, University New South Wales, Australia; National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; Stanford Department of Civil and Environmental, California, US; Technion Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv, Israel; Technische Universiteit Delft (TU), The Netherlands and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
These ten students will develop an essay ontheme of Digital X tutored by a group of specialists through a series of seminars and lectures culminating in a five day workshop led by the Atelier mentor, Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder and former director of MIT Media Lab.
The Academic Body includes: Ricky Burdett, Director of LSE Cities and Urban Age Programme; Hugh Herr, Co-Director of the MIT Center for Extreme Bionics; Kent Larson, Director of MIT City Science Iniacitive; Amanda Levete, Founder and Principal of AL_A; Greg Lynn, Professor at UCLA School of Arts and Architecture; Farshid Moussavi, Principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture and Benedetta Tagliabue, Principal of Miralles Tagliabue EMB Architects.
The Digital X Workshop will include seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutoring and architectural tours to learn more about the context of Madrid. Architectural critic and writer Jonathan Glancey will act as the Editor-inChief of the workshop tutoring the students to think ahead and to elaborate an essay with their personal view on the subject
As a way to disseminate knowledge and ideas, the public lectures will be recorded and documented for publication in series of annual books published by the Norman Foster Foundation. During the course of the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Norman Foster Foundation’s archive and research projects.
16th January 2018 at Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Madrid – COAM (Hortaleza, 63, 28004 Madrid, Spain)
• 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Keynote by Nicholas Negroponte
• 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Dialogue between Hugh Herr and Kent Larson, moderated by Ricky Burdett.
• 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Dialogue between Greg Lynn and Benedetta Tagliabue, moderated by Luis Fernández-Galiano.
• 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Dialogue between Norman Foster and Amanda Levete, moderated by Jonathan Glancey
31 Oct 2017
Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier 2017
NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION ATELIER 2017 – ROBOTICS
• Norman Foster Foundation presents its first annual Robotics Atelier with the support of the Rolex Institute
• This year’s Robotics Atelier, related to design and building, will be explored in a week-long event hosted in the Madrid Headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation.
• A distinguished group of specialists will engage with ten selected students from ten universities around the world who share a common interest in the subject. This year’s Atelier mentor is Professor Mathias Kohler from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.
The first Norman Foster Foundation Robotics Atelier will take place on 20-24 November 2017, supported by the Rolex Institute.
Society is on the edge of being transformed through robotics and artificial intelligence. These technological innovations have the potential to change every aspect of our lives in far-reaching ways. Last June, in the Norman Foster Foundation’s inaugural forum ‘Future is Now’, a glimpse was given into how the world of construction would be revolutionised by these developments in what could prove to be a second digital era.
Ten scholarships have been given to students selected by the following universities and institutions: The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK; Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), Stuttgart, Germany; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain; National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA, USA; Universidad Iberoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología, Santiago, Chile; Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland; Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Barcelona, Spain.
The selected students will engage with a group of specialists through a series of seminars and lectures culminating in a five days workshop led by the Atelier mentor, Professor Mathias Kohler and his team. Leading robotics manufacturer Universal Robots will loan three units of their highly flexible robot arm, the UR5 Robot, to the Atelier.
Contributors to the workshop include Luis Miguel Ciprés, CEO of Barrabés Next, Pablo Jarauta, Coordinator of the European Institute of Design (IED) Scientific Committee, Amelie Klein, Curator at Vitra Museum, and Gijs Van der Velden, Co-CEO of MX3D.
The Robotics Atelier will include workshops, seminars, lectures, one-to-one tutoring, and development of projects by the students. As a way to disseminate knowledge and ideas, the public lectures will be recorded and live-streamed through the Norman Foster Foundation’s website: www.normanfosterfoundation.org. The lectures will be documented for publication in an annual series published by the Norman Foster Foundation.
During the course of the workshops, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the Norman Foster Foundation’s archive and research projects.
22nd November at Auditorium Fundación Telefónica – Fuencarral 3 28004 Madrid, Spain
• 18:00 h Lecture “The Robotic Touch” by Matthias Kohler, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
• 19:00 h Matthias Kohler in conversation with Amelie Klein, Curator, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
NORMAN FOSTER FOUNDATION
The Norman Foster Foundation promotes interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers and urbanists to anticipate the future. We believe in the importance of connecting architecture, design, technology and the arts to better serve society and in the value of a holistic education that encourages experimentation through research and projects. The Norman Foster Foundation holds the Norman Foster Archive and Library, which provide a window into the larger narrative and history of our built environment through the work of Norman Foster.
The Norman Foster Foundation is based in Madrid and operates globally.
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23 Sep 2017
Norman Foster Foundation
Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid
“I believe that cities can change the world for good. They are doing so. Cities are the future now.”
— Norman Foster
On June 1st 2017, the Norman Foster Foundation officially launched in Madrid with the forum, ‘Future is Now’. Scholars, students, thinkers, and practitioners from the fields of architecture, design, and technological innovation were invited to discuss the most pressing concerns regarding the built environment.
The forum successfully challenged preconceived ideas about the future of our cities through diverse points of view.
More than 2,100 people attended the event, 1,057 of whom were students from 32 international universities.
To watch the complete forum go to Forum – Future is Now.
Address: Norman Foster Foundation, Monte Esquinza 48, 28020 Madrid, Spain
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Norman Foster Book
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Carré d’Art-Nîmes Exhibition
Foster + Partners – Venice Architecture Biennale : Common Ground, Italy
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RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship
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