UC Berkeley's Summer [In]stitute Steps Up Its Digital Fabrication Game

UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design is offering a summer intensive that aims to sharpen your media and fabrication chops before applying to grad school.

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[IN]ARCH ADV SUMMER PROGRAM STEPS UP ITS DIGITAL FABRICATION GAME
What could earthwork art, Native American architecture, Italian Futurism and Orson Welles possibly have to say to a Zund? [IN]ARCH ADV Academic Lead Keith Plymale has designed a curriculum that introduces those seemingly disparate elements and lets them talk to each other. The resulting conversation is riveting:
[IN]ARCH ADV 2017 will see an increased focus on the potentialities of digital fabrication as it advances the intentions of analog ideas. Students and participants will engage methods of architectural theory and production through a total immersion in design studio culture (making), lectures (listening), readings (thinking) and site visits (looking).
Participants in this summer’s [IN]ARCH ADV cohort in UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design will have access to one of the few Zunds currently in operation on a US college campus, in addition to the CED Digital Fabrication Lab’s other equipment, including souped-up 3D printers, multiple makes of laser cutters and CNC routers, and full run of the fabrication shop.
[IN]ARCH ADV is a curriculum stream within CED’s Summer [IN]STITUTE, an immersive summer experience whose structure mirrors the organization of the College itself, offering instruction in Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Sustainable City Planning.

Project by Ming Gao

Students in their final years of an undergraduate degree or recent graduates of undergraduate architecture programs who are looking to sharpen their media and fabrication chops are encouraged to apply.
Submit an application online here, and learn more about the program here.
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