Tuesday, 27 October 2009

EU FP7 STREP proposal

Isobel Falconer, Allison Littlejohn, Anoush Margaryan and Colin Milligan of the Caledonian Academy have been partners within a European Consortium led by the Frauenhofer Society developing a proposal for a Medium-Scale Focused Research project proposal on Architectural Distributed Design Studios (ARDIDES).

The proposal was successfully submitted on October 27, 2009, under the 5th FP7 ICT-TEL call.

If funded, the project will last for 3 years, and will include development of a novel learning approach and a technological environment (Distributed Design Studio) to harness the power of collective intelligence in supporting professionals (architects, engineers, designers) in creative design.

The Caledonian Academy team will lead a workpackage on pedagogic conceptualisation and evaluation, building an understanding of the pedagogic and design processes in the Distributed Design Studio (DDS) and to analyse the impact of DDSs on design processes in real-world testbeds.

Other partners in the consotrium include: Fundació Privada Universitat i Tecnologia (Spain), Humance (Germany), ILT Solutions (Germany/UK), Fachhochschule Potsdam (Germany), Universitat Politècnica Catalunya (Spain), Open University Netherlands, Katholike Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), University IUAV of Venice (Italy), Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Research, TNO (Netherlands), Baufritz (Germany), Hormigones prefabricados de Catalunya (Spain), realities:united GmbH, studio for art and architecture (Germany).

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