IAAC SCHOLARSHIP

DESIGNING FOR EMERGENT FUTURES — ANNOUNCING THE SPACE10 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

SPACE10 is pleased to announce that it will grant a full scholarship for the new Master’s programme in Design for Emergent Futures at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction

THE MASTER IN DESIGN FOR EMERGENT FUTURES (MDEF) IS ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE OF CATALONIA AND ELISAVA BARCELONA SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE FAB ACADEMY AND IDEAS FOR CHANGE.

The MDEF programme is recommended for designers, sociologists, computer scientists, economists, anthropologists, technology entrepreneurs and changemakers who are looking to develop an interdisciplinary and hybrid career path to conceive and produce impactful ideas to transform the established order.

This Master has a high component of hands-on learning and project-based learning where students will be requested to turn big ideas into design strategies, prototypes and interventions to be tested in the real world, focused on Barcelona but connected globally with other cities.

The programme focus is in the design of interventions in the form of products, platforms and deployments that aim to produce new emergent futures, by previously analysing the current challenges in society and industry. Graduates of this master will have a wide and informed vision of the impact of technology in businesses, education, society and culture, and will be prototyping and testing some of these technologies in the studios (research, design and development).

BRIEF

  • Degree: Master in Design for Emergent Futures
  • Where: The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Themes: Digital fabrication, blockchain, synthetic biology, Artificial Intelligence, among others
  • Directors: Tomás Díez, Oscar Tomico, Mara Balestrini
  • Credits: 75 ECTS*
  • Duration: Full time: October 2018—June 2019
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Bachelor or higher degree (If you have not yet graduated, but will be graduating before October 2018, you are still eligible to apply).

Explore the programme:
https://iaac.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MDEF-Booklet-2018.pdf

How to apply for a scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, please send the following to iaac@space10.io with the subject title “Scholarship application“:

  1. Submit a written proposal for an idea that could enable a better, more meaningful and sustainable life for the many people within one of the themes outlined below, and that you would like to develop during the course. Please include a short description of why you wish to attend the Master as well—written in English, in a PDF format and with a maximum of one A4 page in total.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Portfolio showing samples of your work (maximum file size 10MB).

THEMES

CIRCULAR SOCIETIES

Our industrial model has resulted in us consuming in a very linear way where we basically take, make, use and dispose. SPACE10 calls for ideas that could be part of creating a more a restorative, sustainable and circular economy.

CO-EXISTENCE

As our cities grow bigger and become more crowded, we need to create spaces for better ways of living that are also healthy, sustainable and affordable. SPACE10 calls for ideas that could rethink architecture’s traditional business model, that make better use of existing infrastructure, or that could be part of tackling some of the challenges of emergent mega-cities, such as pollution, climate change and increased loneliness.

DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT

Digital has become a fundamental part of our everyday lives, technology is an enabler for almost everything, and soon almost everyone will be a digital native. SPACE10 calls for ideas that can empower the many people around the world through technology.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 10th

The successful applicant will receive a full scholarship grant and be expected to develop and prototype the idea during the course of the Master’s programme at IAAC.

If SPACE10 grants you a scholarship, IAAC will ask you to submit:

  1. Two letters of recommendation (from professional or academic referees) – in English, as PDFs, and with the corresponding referee’s contact information.
  2. A copy of your highest academic degree. If you haven’t graduated and your diploma is not available when you apply, you will need to provide a letter (in English or Spanish) from your university confirming that you are currently still studying and indicating when you are due to graduate (please provide the name of your programme and the date of your graduation).
  3. A copy of a valid passport (a copy of a valid ID is sufficient for citizens of member states of the EU). If you hold more than one passport, bear in mind that the one you provide in the application form is the one that IAAC will use for your acceptance letter and therefore the one you will use to apply for your Spanish visa (non-EU students) and NIE (all students).

If you have any questions about the Master’s programme, please contact IAAC at applications@iaac.net.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please contact SPACE10 at discover@space10.io