From File to Factory. 3D printing workshop

This workshop focuses on File-to-Factory (f2f) processes, and how these have influenced the daily practice of the discipline of design, making its functional, productive and aesthetic models evolve. It proposes an exercise that explores the possibilities of 3D production. In particular, students investigate digital design and the production of “meshes” and “three-dimensional fabrics” manufactured by 3D printing at various scales, and through the use and implementation of various materials. The printers of the IED workshop will be used in multidisciplinary groups.

Taught in English


Anna Pla Catalá

Anna is an Architect, graduate of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MScAAD-GSAPP) at Columbia   University of New York (LaCaixa). She worked at Foster and Partners in London and Eisenman Architects in New York before establishing her private practice in Barcelona, where she is registered (COAC). She received a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the University of Westminster and is currently a PhD candidate at RMIT. She is a Lecturer at the AA School of Architecture and a Visiting Professor at PennDesign. She has also held the role of Director of Digital Studies at IE University and has taught at a wide variety of international schools, including PennDesign, the Berlage Institute, IAAC, UIC and GSD-Harvard, among others.

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