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The Living City

The Living City is an interactive exhibition that explores city-making in a playful and hands-on approach using LEGO as a building medium.

The Living City, named after Archigram’s 1963 exhibition of the city of the future, is devised as an empty landscape on top of which players will contribute to the ever growing fictional living city.

As the game progresses, players will have to negotiate with existing constructions and depleting green space to decide what gets demolished to make room for new buildings.

The Living City aims to inspire participants and onlookers to view cities as living organisms; to explore architecture and city-making concepts in an interactive approach; to trigger insightful conversations about urban growth; and to mirror the impact urban growth has on memory and environment.

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Master Class: Open Call

Preceeding the exhibition at George Town Festival, there is a 2-day masterclass workshop led by the Danish-Icelandic architecture studio, KRADS. Since 2010, this team of architects has been involved in a series of workshops at the intersection where LEGO meets architecture.

Fifteen selected participants will get an opportunity to attend a 2-day master class workshop led by Danish-Icelandic architecture studio, KRADS. At this workshop, participants will be using LEGO as a building and thinking medium.

Applications

Participants are expected to bear the cost of transport to George Town (if necessary), and are in charge of their own accommodation and living expenses. There will be no reimbursement from the organizers of the workshop.

Fill out the enclosed form, and send it, together with your portfolio and resumé to Lia@betterciti.es with “Application” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 25 July, 2014.

Eligibility

The masterclass is open to architecture and urban planning students, as well as young professionals.

Location

The workshop will take place at MPPP Town Hall, Jalan Padang Kota Lama in George Town, from Saturday, 16 August, to Sunday, 17 August, 2014, between 10am to 6pm.

Download MasterClass Application Form

The masterclass is free of charge.