Master’s Programme Relational Barcelona. Other ways to conceive the plural city

Barcelona has been and is now a place of transfer, exchange and permanent laboratory of urban proposals which reflect many of the cities.

The new cities, plural and intelligent, not just work in relation to traditional urban areas, infrastructure, plots, network,… but they are incorporating in their growth and development of sustainability criteria, creating balanced communities, new transport technologies, energy and communications as well as cultural and geographical aspects relevant to develop a unique personality or profile.

Barcelona is set every day as a city of reference in Europe and worldwide. Its geographical location, politics, art, cultural and tourist attractions make it a model that allows for reflection on future proposals for the management and intervention in XXII century cities.

The Master “BARCELONA RELATIONAL” organized by the College of Architecture and faculty of the Department of Humanities at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, deepen knowledge of the city-identity, origin, development and future developments, and how the student in a critical, multidisciplinary and able to resolve unknowns purposeful projection, development and management posed by the cities of tomorrow.

The Masters is particularly aimed at graduates interested in growth, development and management of cities from the social, cultural, economic and urban: analysts, cultural managers, communicators, technical managers, technicians, environmental, political analysts, journalists,…

Director : Manel Arenas, Concepción Peig

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Master’s Degree in Biodigital Architecture

This Master’s degree in Biodigital Architecture offers a specialisation course of study at the Master’s level in connection with a research line about genetics applied to architecture in a natural and digital way. Both components address the study of architecture from ecological, environmental and digital vantage points.

Within the context of the “Genetic Architecture” study underway at the UIC, this postgraduate programme pays special attention to new digital-cybernetic and ecological-environmental projects in architecture.

The programme is primarily oriented towards the relevance of new biodigital paradigms in project development and addresses the concept of generative genetics in both practical and theoretical capacities.

The curriculum also touches on the idea of morphogenesis, through working with genetic software programs, developing grammar for formal systems and studying developmental processes and emergent systems. New technologies are bringing us towards new means of production (Data Driven Production, CNC), which in turn lead to unconventional architectural formulations that resemble the principles of genetics (variation, mutation) more closely than those of industrial chain production.

The programme is taught and coordinated by an impressive team of renowned professors from across the globe, all of whom have brought significant contributions to the field of contemporary architecture.

Director : Alberto T. Estévez

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