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ST | Ball Fiction
Delft, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||RMIT applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Key Experience Criteria|
|RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN):||Design & Social Context (DSC)||RMIT School:||Architecture and Urban Design|
|Study level:||Postgraduate||Program type:||Study Tours (Global Intensives)|
|Time of year:||Winter|
|About your Experience|
- Program Leader/s: Vivian Mitsogianni and Ben Milbourne
- Dates: 12 June - 03 July 2018
- Availability: 14 places
This traveling design studio is a collaboration between The Why Factory and RMIT Melbourne. Students from Australia will travel to Delft during the last weeks of the studio and will work collaberately with TUDeft students.
The Why Factory, act TU Delft is dedicated to creating future cities; the Ball Fiction Studio will scale up this vision. Starting from a precise “What if…?” question to draw a hypothetical scenario, and continuing with global data projections and research, each student will develop one of those scenarios that will change the world (dramatically) in the next 100 years. This change will be explored on all scales; from global to territorial, to architectural typology, down to innovation on a building technology scale: what are the details that change the world? This studio will challenge students to interrogate the fundamental shapers of their scenario on a 1:50, 1:20, 1:10, 1:1… scale. Ball Fiction will guide students through this process of formulating and visualizing their future scenarios learning to dream big, to prepare them with the skills and tools to imagine – then effect – change. How does our life change? How do we commute and how do we consume? What is the urgency and how can we communicate this to global leaders?
At the end of the studio, each student will be asked to produce, among other material, a physical model of their World (i.e. their Ball). depicting their visions for the future, as well as an animated movie exploring the implementation of their scenarios and their impacts on literally the horizon. The resulting collection of fictional balls will be part of an installation to be setup in Delft and other venues to be announced.This is an opportunity to work with a leading international think tank in developing models for the future fabric of cities, one of the core areas of investigation of the Master of Architecture program.
The estimated total cost for this program is AU$4000.
Costs to consider but not limited to:
- International airfare to/from the program start and end locations
- Host country visa (if applicable)
- Tuition fee
- Personal expenses
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.
- This program is ONLY open to students enrolled in Master of Architecture Design Studios.
- Gain 24 credit points towards your degree
- Be enrolled into one of the following studios: ARCH1006, ARCH1330, ARCH1333, ARCH1335
- Students to ballot for the Ball Fiction studio after Master of Architecture Design Studio balloting presentations, via online balloting system.
- If the studio is over subscribed, students will be ranked and selected by GPA.
- Successful students will then complete the 'Ball Fiction' application on Mobi by clicking on the above "Apply now" button by Friday 30 March 2018