SUMMER SCHOOL 2014   10 - 24 July 2014

At Paros Island, Cyclades, Greece  |   Create your own apparatuses
energy and motion | vibration and frequencies | sound and musicality

Future challenges in the practice of architecture and design are moving beyond the traditional practice requiring for a more intensive implication of engineering, interaction, robotics and a variety of other sciences. Similarly, questions of energy and motion are rising more and more in the field of architecture. Starting from sustainability and expanding into a deeper understanding of actual phenomena of vibration and frequencies and their scientific realms on design and production of prototype devices, we raise the question of how these researches could penetrate, or be incorporated with, architecture. Looking towards that direction and having as a starting point the visualization and simulation of building and material performances, we go deeper exploring the actual phenomena of wind and sound, and how we could create our own intuitive systems and apparatuses.

The summer school research will be based on the understanding of wind and sound as closely related elements with similar relationship to matter and motion. We will explore their connections through their fundamental disciplines, as well as through experimental approaches.

Aeolian Currents summer school will explore aeolic phenomena in order to construct apparatuses based on sound and musicality, as well as energy force. We will focus on intelligent intuitive systems that could be self-supported by producing their own energy and able to respond to and interact with live atmospheric realities. We will bring together a research within the extents of sound art and experimental music devices and instruments together with energy production. The basic parameters with which we will be working with are physical and mechanical waves as they appear in wind and sound. We will understand the ecosystem through its motion abilities and their relationship with frequencies but also with materiality and resonance. In the educational framework of the workshop we will explore a range of emerging software and hardware as well as techniques that derive from theoretical approaches in conjunction with physical experiments. During the summer school we will move from the experiment and the design of mechanisms and apparatuses to the synthesis of an autonomous spatial system of interacting components.

External Tutors: Max Eastley | mucisian, composer and sculptor, Javier Pena Galiano | Architect, Spyros Stravoravdis | Architect - environmental design

- Fees for the workshop are €590
- Early applications receive a 25% discount on the total fee [submitted by April the 18th 2014]
- Past Sound Tectonics participants are eligible to a 30% discount on the total tuition fee
- Group applications receive 25% discount [groups refer to three people or more]
- Accommodation is not included in the fees, although suggestions and help will be provided to the participants. International students must acquire their own Tourist Visa to travel to Europe
- Upon confirmation a 30% of the fees must be paid in advance to reserve your place, of which 15% is refundable upon early cancellation, that is 20 days prior to commencement of the workshop
Application and registration documents: Filled application form, Curriculum Vitae | For inquiries and Application Form please email

Student Learning outcome

By the end of the Sound Tectonics Workshop participants will:

- have gained theoretical and practical background on different areas of architecture and design, other than conventional practices
- be trained in programming software and arduino hardware
- be trained on techniques used in sound art
- be able to work in complex systems that incorporate new technologies
- be able to creatively combine different disciplines
- have gained confidence and the know-how to further continue their research in the introduced subjects of the workshop
- have contributed to the final construction of the project, which can then use in their portfolios and be part of any publications
- be part of the Sound Tectonics network, with the possibility of collaborating with us in the future

 Certificate: All those who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.

The workshop is open to international students and professionals from different artistic fields such as architecture, fine arts, sound art, music, engineering etc.