IE School of Architecture & Design Newsletter - Oct/Nov 2019
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     "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks,
       breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun"

          – Mary Lou Cook

Portfolio Review @ BIG New York
4 November - 6.30pm 
BIG NYC @ 45 Main Street

A unique opportunity for architecture and design students and young professionals to share their work and receive useful feedback.
Dean Martha Thorne will be joined by BIG’s Managing Director Everett Hollander, Senior Designer Alana Goldweit, and Senior Architect Julie Kaufman to provide tips on creating a portfolio for school admission or for a job. The session will include one-on-one rapid-fire reviews.

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The Role of Design in Real Estate Decision Making
5 November - 7.30pm 
WeWork Montes Urales @ Ciudad de México 

The best spaces and experiences are those that are aligned with an organization´s goals.

Elvira Muñoz, Director of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, will give a master class on how to implement innovative design changes that impact behavior and are in alignment with an organization’s goals.

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Failure / Not Failure
 13 November - 6.00pm

Between “Fail Fast” and the need to become more risk-averse to “prove” the ways in which architects and designers impact culture and society, there is a  third way.
Hunter Tura, Founder and CEO of SYNDICATE X, will discuss how designers can improve the creative process and produce more efficient, better quality and more sustainable work in an interactive online master class.

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Evolution | Revolution
 14 November - 7.00pm
IE Paper Pavilion, Serrano 99 (Madrid)

Ever thought that timber could be key for radical change?

Michael Green, Architect and Founder of Michael Green Architecture (MGA), will tell the story of why radical change is necessary and imminent in the design and construction industry and how mass timber will be instrumental to this change.

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Live A&D Experience
 15-16 November
IE Campus Madrid

Are you interested in living the IE School of Architecture & Design student experience and exploring the Master in Business for Architecture and Design?

Live A&D Experience is a two-day opportunity to enjoy a series of team-building activities, masterclasses, and the chance to participate in a Makeathon Challenge!

Join us on November 15 and 16 in Madrid


Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile @ IE A&D

Visiting students after the workshop at Álvaro Catalán de Ocón's Studio

IE School of Architecture and Design welcomed 26 design students from the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile to Segovia and Madrid. 

The intense two-week program, Designing the Future: Strategies and Sustainability included lectures with professors of the Bachelor in Design , ceramics and glass-blowing workshops, and a series of visits to different studios in Madrid including Álvaro Catalán de Ocóni.d. Real and Ciszak Dalmas.

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Master in Real Estate Development 2019

The building our cities is becoming an increasingly collaborative and cross-disciplinary process. With that in mind, IE School of Architecture and Design invited Shaina Doar, Head of City Operations at Sidewalk Labs to deliver the opening lecture of this year's Master in Real Estate Development
She addressed the challenges that growing cities face today, and how technology, urban innovation, and public participation must go hand in hand to improve the quality of city life.

Bauhaus In and Out Congress

To commemorate the centenary of the Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in the German city of Weimar in 1919, Spain’s Association of Historians of Architecture and Urban Design (AhAU) held the II International Congress: Bauhaus In and Out: Perspectives from Spain / Perspectives from Spain, earlier this month.

IE School of Architecture and Design professor, Laura Martínez de Guereñu, together with Carolina B. García-Estévez (ETSAB and UPC BarcelonaTech), organized and hosted the conference. About 100 leading professionals, academics and researchers came together to foster interdisciplinary debate and themes relevant both at the time of the Bauhaus and also today. A major focus was examining the exchange with the Bauhaus as a possible means of reassessing the history of Spanish architecture over the last 100 years.

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Christophe Guberan's Workshops @ IE A&D

Christophe Guberan, Swiss designer and MIT professor and researcher in the Self Assembly Lab, delivered a three-day workshop to the second year Bachelor in Design students the IE Campus in Segovia.

Guberan pushed the students to think outside the box by using three strategies: rethinking the process, experimenting with materials, and challenging traditional methods.

The students had the opportunity the explore sustainability and the use of materials. They learned about the different digital fabrication processes to enhance a product's durability and meet the principles of the circular economy.

Featured Alumni

Sergio Corona and his Experience at IE A&D

Originally from Mexico, recent Master in Real Estate Development graduate, Sergio Corona, had already spent four years working at a real estate company before returning to university.

It was Sergio’s first experience studying abroad and he shared the last year with people from 20 different countries. It definitely made his experience much more enjoyable!

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The Master in Real Estate Development allowed me to meet incredible people and learn every single day from them, culturally, academically, and professionally


Architecture Has Limits to Achieve Urban Equity. What Should We Do?

The relentless growth of urban populations, accessibility, mobility, ... are concepts that, when perceived through the architectural lens, often evoke limitations.

Cem Kayatekin, professor in the Bachelor in Architectural Studies and the Master in Real Estate Development, discusses how to achieve urban equity through architecture in his article Architecture Has Limits to Achieve Urban Equity. What Should We Do? in ArchDaily

Read Cem's article in ArchDaily here

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh's Labyrinth of Boolean Voids in Genk, Belgium. Image © Filip Dujardin

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