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Research and exploratory centers in architecture and digital fabrication in South America: manufacture strategies and the state of the art of production

Grant number: 18/15517-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2018
Effective date (End): May 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Cooperation agreement: Network of Italian Universities
Principal Investigator:David Moreno Sperling
Grantee:Rodrigo Scheeren
Supervisor abroad: Ingrid Paoletti
Home Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Politecnico di Milano, Italy  
Associated to the scholarship:17/04946-7 - Research centers in architecture and digital fabrication in South America: action strategies and the state of the art of production, BP.DR


This summary project for an internship abroad aims to complement the ongoing research on digital fabrication applied to architecture and design. By understanding and analyzing the global context of applying advanced technologies, their impacts, and innovative capacity, it will be possible to understand how the local context is influenced by the appropriations of their strategies and technologies, and what kind of specificities emerge from our region's works. On the basis of monitoring activities in ActLab (PoliMi), procedures of technical assimilation with project experiments, in addition to case studies and interviews in several digital fabrication laboratories in Europe, we intend to obtain a privileged knowledge and substrate of qualitative information for comparative studies between the different contexts.