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responsive cities Urbanism in the Experience Age Some of the brightest minds in the fields of Sociology, Urban Sciences, Technology and Architecture gathered in Barcelona to discuss the Future of our Cities The first edition of the Responsive Cities Symposium, chaired by Areti Markopoulou, with program chairs Chiara Farinea and Mathilde Marengo, has just closed its doors establishing itself as a major event in the architectural debate. Fifteen outstanding keynote speakers, fifty-four international panelists and more than 400 visitors animated the two-day gathering, held in Barcelona CaixaForum on the 16th and 17th of September and followed online by more than 700 spectators. What is the most important challenge for the future Urbanity? What should be the role of technology in the Future City? Saskia Sassen, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Janet Sanz Cid, Areti Markopoulou, Tomás Diez, Albert Cañigueral, Mariina Hallikainen, Lydia Kallipoliti, Maíta Fernández-Armesto, Mar Santamaria, Manuel Gausa, Ethel Barona Pohl and Daniele Quercia were among the international speakers and panelists who met in Barcelona to join the debate about the Urbanism in the Experience Age. The Symposium has been organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia as one of the main activities carried out under the Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism – KAAU, the EU co-funded project seeking to promote the innovative education and training that emerging technologies require. The next Responsive Cities Symposium will take place in October 2017, under the theme Activating Public Space 38


Academic Programs - IAAC // 2017-2018