▀▄ The School in Real–Time is a 24-hour performance and a pedagogical experiment, set to explore online learning and working in architecture. The event will take place in mixed reality, accessible both URL and IRL, in the purpose-built multimedia space of the newly inaugurated building of Aarhus School of Architecture. Through multiple formats, such as micro-lectures, software sessions, collective deep dreams, and a fully automated pijama party, we will stress-test architecture’s relationship to virtual tools and environments, digital materialities, online communities, and platform-driven immaterial labor practices.

▀▄ Location: Didakteket, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Exners Plads, 8000 Aarhus C

▀▄ Organized by Maria Alvarez Garcia, Antonio Bernacchi, Georgios Eftaxiopoulos, Alicia Lazzaroni, Matiss Groskaufmanis

▀▄ Funded and hosted by Aarhus School of Architecture
the curriculum

︎︎︎ The event will take place IRL, in Didakteket of Arkitektskolen Aarhus,

︎︎︎ Mirror live stream available here on aarch.world

︎︎︎ All times indicated local in Aarhus/CET 

▀▄ 10.00 Introduction

The School in Real Time: What, Why & When?

▄  11.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Swamp City by Alice Bucknell

▀▄ 11.30 Immaterial gathering

with New Models (Caroline Busta & Lil Internet) and Xcessive Aesthetics

▄  12.30 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Vernissage For Beginners by Line Finderup Jensen

▀▄ 13.00 Student session

with Dip 19 of Architectural Association

▄  14.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

HOMESCHOOL by Simone C Niquille /Technoflesh

▀▄ 14:30 VR Chat

Space Popular

▄  15.30 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Ritual by Theo Triantafyllidis

▀▄ 16:00 Soft tools

Matthew Allen and Russell Royer

▄  17.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

The Smallest of Worlds by Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon, and Uwe Brunner

▀▄ 17:30 Bed talk

Beatriz Colomina

▄  19.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Teatro Della Terra Alienata by Grandeza/Bajeza, UTS Sydney

▀▄ 19:30 The practice of imaging

Jan Knikker and Jesús Vassallo

▄  20.30 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

EZ Kryptobuild by Alice Bucknell

▀▄ 21:00 Student session

ARCH 662 of Taubman College

▄  22.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Black room by Cassie Mcquater

▀▄ 22:30 Commodities & Narratives

Laida Aguirre aka stock-a-studio and (ab)Normal

▄  23.30 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

The Smallest of Worlds by Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon, and Uwe Brunner

▀▄ 00:00 Feral tales

Kristoffer ØrumFeiFei Zhou

▄  01.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

4K Zen by Stine Deja

▀▄ 01:30 Fully Automated Pyjama Party

▀▄ 02:30 bts software session

▄  03.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Extended Forest by Gréta Tekla Gedeon

▀▄ 03:30 Autonomous Academia Reader

▄  04.30 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Daniel Escobar

▀▄ 05:00 AARCH in Deep Dreaming


▄  06.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Subterranean Singapore 2065 by Finbarr Fallon

▀▄ 06:30 Morning rituals


▄  07.00 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Cocoon by by Oscar Rosello, Judith Amores, Adam Horowitz.

▀▄ 07:30 Student session

XYZ Design Studio of INDA

▄  08.30 𝒮𝒸𝓇𝑒𝑒𝓃𝒾𝓃𝑔

Tuda Syuda by Thomas Pellerey Grogan, Paul van Herk, Ivan Puzyrev & Liudmila Savelyeva

▀▄ 09:00 Continental breakfast

Marina Otero Verzier

▀▄ 10:00 Finish


Caroline Busta and Lil Internet are co-founders of New Models (https://newmodels.io), a media platform and community addressing the emergent effects of networked technology on art, tech, politics, and pop-culture. Busta is a former editor-in-chief of the critical art journal Texte zur Kunst (2014-17) and associate editor of Artforum (2008-14). Lil Internet has directed music videos for Beyoncé, Diplo, and Iggy Azalea; and produced the tracks “Heavy Metal and Reflective” and “Yung Rapunxel” for Azealia Banks. Their writing appears in recent issues of Document, Index, Kaleidoscope, and 032c.
Xcessive Aesthetics is an all-female interdisciplinary architecture collective exploring data and immersive environments through spatial installations. XA was founded with the idea of combining spatial design and digital technologies in unconventional ways, on one hand to explore the hidden biases behind emerging technologies, and on the other to create playful public installations that spark digital and physical interactions.
Space Popular is directed by Lara Lesmes & Fredrik Hellberg. The practice creates physical spaces, buildings, interiors, furnishings and virtual architecture, concentrating on how the two will be fused in the future. Lara and Fredrik are visiting professors at Daniels, University of Toronto, and in past years have led Master studios at the Architectural Association in London and INDA in Bangkok.

Matthew Allen is the author of the forthcoming book, Architecture becomes Programming: Modernism and the Computer, 1960-1990, as well as essays in venues such as Log, e-flux, and Domus. Allen holds a PhD and a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Russell Royer is a Multi-disciplinary creator with a background in Performance and Architecture. His work focuses on cultural reclamation, institutional reform, and world building. By designing buildable spaces and utilising a range of digital tools, from photogrammetry to digital sculpting, Russell's work provides a support structure to explore social and cultural issues.
Laida 'Xavi' Aguirre, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Taubman College. Director of stock-a-studio, an architectural design practice focusing on material recirculations. With equal interests in the cultural and the utilitarian, their research links material resources to the immaterial systems that proliferate and qualify them. Their practice focuses on disassembly, material reuse, temporary architectures and experiments with other-again-new modes of 'doing things with what is already around'.

stock-a-studio’s work is often physical and often digital, more often both. Their projects have been commissioned by MOCA Geffen, Superblue Miami, Berghain Club, Storefront for art and architecture, A+D museum, Queer camps, Berlin art week, Milan architecture week and Oya music festival.
Beatriz Colomina is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University. She writes and curates on questions of design, art, sexuality and media. Her books include Sexuality and Space (1992), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1994), Domesticity at War (2007), Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (2014), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X–197X  (2010) and Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design (2016). She has curated a number of exhibitions including Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006), Playboy Architecture (2012) and Radical Pedagogies (2014). In 2016 she was co-curator of the third Istanbul Design Biennial. Her latest book is X-Ray Architecture (2019).
Jan Knikker Partner and Director of Strategy at MVRDV, Jan Knikker (NL/DE) joined MVRDV in 2008. Prior to this, Knikker shaped OMA’s public image for nearly a decade, after having first began his career as a journalist. As Partner and Director of Strategy at MVRDV, Knikker drives Business Development and Public Relations efforts, spearheading a large and dynamic studio that also includes the office’s visualization capacity. He further leads the office’s branding efforts, and MVRDV’s expansion into new markets, by supporting the office’s ambition to generate solutions to global challenges through a multifaceted approach to architecture and urbanism.
Jesús Vassallo is a Spanish architect and writer. He is the author of Seamless (Park Books, 2016) and Epics in the Everyday (Park Books, 2019). Vassallo studied architecture at Harvard GSD and Madrid ETSAM and is currently an Associate Professor at Rice University.

(ab)Normal is a creative agency founded by Marcello Carpino, Mattia Inselvini, Davide Masserini and Luigi Savio. It has been published in magazines such as Domus and Abitare and showcased in cultural venues, such as the Oslo Triennale, the Ljubljana Biennale, Swiss Architecture Museum, Milan Triennale, Haus der Architektur Graz.
Kristoffer Ørum (b. Copenhagen, 1975) is an interdisciplinary creature who has produced a long series of demonstrations, acts and wireless transmissions both in and outside of our solar system. Based in a basement, he works in the intersection between daily life and hypothetical digital ecologies. He holds dual degrees from Crayfish University in London and the Royal Danish Academy of Speculative Arts in Copenhagen. He believes that all artist’s biographies are works of fiction and should be read as such.
Feifei Zhou is a Chinese-born artist and architect. She was a guest researcher at Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA), during which she co-edited the digital publication Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene (Stanford University Press, 2020) with anthropologists Anna Tsing, Jennifer Deger, and Alder Keleman Saxena. Her work explores spatial, cultural, and ecological impacts of the industrialized built environment. She currently teaches MA and BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins, London.
Fru*Fru Since 2010 Rosana Galián and Paula Vilaplana are Fru*Fru, a team for experiential architecture and cultural upheaval. Fru*Fru produce speculative scenarios often presented in the form of architecture performances. They have worked on several projects between Europe and the US, exploring domesticity and the media from a gender perspective. Their work has been presented as institutions such as Matadero Madrid, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Victoria & Albert Museum London or Triennale Milano among others.


In addition to a series of events, the curriculum includes the screening of video works that use the medium of immaterial environments to build narratives, critique the existing, as well as to construct alternative worlds. The curriculum includes video works by Alice Bucknell, Stine Deja, Daniel Escobar, Finbarr Fallon, Grandeza/Bajeza & UTS Sydney ( Sánchez-Velasco, J. Valiente Oriol, G. Valiente, M. Rodríguez-Casellas), Gréta Tekla Gedeon, Line Finderup Jensen, Simone C Niquille /Technoflesh, Oscar Rosello, Theo Triantafyllidis, Cassie Mcquater, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon, Uwe Brunner.

Vernissage for beginners (2018) is an interactive video simulating an art opening back in Copenhagen, by Line Finderup Jensen

KillJoy (2018) is an animated passiveagressive suburban tragic-comedy dealing with social norms of happiness. By Line Finderup Jensen

EZ Kryptobuild (2020) is a work of speculative fiction that responds to architecture’s role in producing systems of global inequity and the climate emergency. By Alice Bucknell

Swamp City (2021) imagines the Florida Everglades as a luxury eco-tourism retreat in a near-future reality of severe climate disruption. By Alice Bucknell

HOMESCHOOL (2019) is a 3D-animation film based on investigating synthetic training datasets for indoor computer vision. By Simone C Niquille

Ritual (2020) An undisclosed location. Dry land under a scorching sun. Something abominable has happened here in recent memory. Now a ritual is taking place. By Theo Triantafyllidis

Teatro Della Terra Alienata, portrays the Great Barrier Reef as a territory in intensive care. By Amaia Sánchez-Velasco (UTS Lecturer, Grandeza Studio), Jorge Valiente Oriol (UTS Lecturer, Grandeza Studio), Gonzalo Valiente (UTS Lecturer, Grandeza Studio), Miguel Rodríguez-Casellas (UTS Lecturer, Bajeza)

Black Room (2017) is a browser-based, narrative game about an insomniac falling asleep on their computer, on the internet. By Cassie Mcquater

The smallest of worlds (2020) portrays, in a shared virtual space, personal corners of domestic spaces in times of pandemic. By Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon, Uwe Brunner.

4K Zen (2017) explores humanity’s over-reliance on technology, and our belief that it can help us move beyond restrictive emotional and physical states. By Stine Deja

Extended Forest (2020), a parallel virtual world that performs environmental guardianship. by Tekla Gedeon (Fuzzy Earth)

Subterranean Singapore 2065 (2017) is an architectural film project that offers a speculative proposal for large-scale underground living in land scarce Singapore. By Finbarr Fallon

Cocoon is a programmable dream machine enabled by the synthesis of work-in-progress at MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group. By Oscar Rosello, Judith Amores, Adam Horowitz.

Tuda Syuda (2018) (meaning “back and forth”) is an AI-based platform that concurrently generates new food dishes and landscape-scale interiors
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