the aa greece visiting school program is prepping for their thessaloniki 'revelations' session, starting october 30 through november 9 at the aristotle university of thessaloniki.
the collaborative workshop will investigate the urban fabric of the historic city of thessaloniki through a series of multi-parameter morphological operations and the use of digital fabrication tools.
these design studies will challenge participants to rethink the way thessaloniki's city environment has affected its population based on shifting needs, as well as to visualize these urban shifts in a hyper-specific contextualized construction model. students' design proposals will focus largely on innovative urban interventions informed by the existing city conditions of thessaloniki.
during the design research phase, students will work in teams as they explore digital fabrication methods through the use of various computational design tools. students will also investigate methods of connecting form-finding methods with form-making techniques, enabling hands-on experience with the diverse range of digital fabrication systems. these skills will then be applied to physical tests. to unify the goals of the program, the entire class will combine their design research findings to construct a one-to-one scale pavilion at the end of the workshop.