In this workshop the student experimented with generative design processes, where intelligent agents were programmed to map the human body and augment specific parts of it like neck, shoulders, face etc. The results were 3d printed interactive accessories, with embedded sensors and actuators, empowering the users’ experience through vibrations and LEDs.


Advanced manufacturing is transforming the production methods for artists and creators. 3D printers, code, CNC machines and robots are not only changing how we work, live and play, but they reshaping the processes and interactions between artists and technologies, and how this new mediation between machine and humans is making the process as important as the end work, all becoming a whole.


IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, Sonar+D and IAAC are launching an open call for artists, makers and designers to participate in a 8 days workshop and further exhibition in Barcelona with experts from the field of digital fabrication and computational design in order to explore the limits of art production in our times. This 8 day workshop will be held during the Sonar+D June 16th to 18th 2016 and during IN(3D)USTRY Maker Pro exhibition from June 21st to 23rd  2016. All participants will have access to one SONAR Full Delegate pass and Full Delegate Pass for IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions event and to all the production means to make their work real.

During the course participants will explore generative design techniques associated to agent behaviors and iterative strategies. The outputs of the explorations conducted during the course will be translating into an open process of fabrication mainly related to 3d printing and additive manufacturing. The final results will be exhibited in IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions inside the MAKER PRO area.


The workshop will take place in 3 different places:
14-15/6 | Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Carrer de Pujades, 102, 08005
16-18/6 | Sonar +D, Advanced Music S.L.Apartado de Correos 64.004, 08080
21-23/6 | Fira Barcelona



The workshop is open to all participants, no previous knowledge of Rhinoceros and Grasshopper is required (although an introductory knowledge is welcome). Participants should bring their own laptop with a pre-installed software.  The software package needed has no additional cost for the participant (Rhino can be downloaded as evaluation version, Grasshopper and plugins are free). These softwares are subject to frequent updates, so a download link to the version used in the workshop will be sent to the participants a few days before the workshop.




14-18, 21-23 of June 2016





Aldo Sollazzo
Aldo is an architect and researcher. Master in Architectonic Design in 2007, Master in Advanced Architecture at IAAC [Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia] in 2012, Fab Academy diploma in 2014 in the Fab Lab Barcelona, Aldo is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication.

Chirag Rangholia

Chirag is an architect with expertise in digital fabrication and computational design. He developed his interest through researching and developing interdisciplinary skills of architectural and parametric design at Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Spain, followed by graduating Fab Academy Diploma 2014 from Fab Lab Barcelona.

3_PIETRO LEONI_Interaction designer,carlorattiassociati

Pietro Leoni
Pietro is an interaction designer based in Italy. After studying architecture, he began working in digital fabrication, creative coding and interaction between man and machine. He collborates with Carlorattiassociati and has been a researcher at the MIT Senseable City Lab, and his work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and ZKM in Karlsruhe.


Efilena Baseta
Efilena is an Architect Engineer, studied in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a Master degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Having developed several interactive projects, her current interest lies in exploring material properties in order to create real time responsive architectural structures. Efilena is partner of NOUMENA since 2014.

Eugenio Bettucchi
Eugenio is a student of Building Engineering and Architecture at Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. His interest lies on digital simulation, robotic fabrication and the way of which these systems can interact. During his studies, he has attended several workshop about the aforementioned topics.

Ece Tankal
Ece Tankal is a creative designer with experience in commercial spaces and interactive design. She holds a master in Advanced Architecture from the institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Ece  is part of Hyphen-Labs.


Eulalia Moran
Carla Cuba
Kammill Carranza
Thomas Klein
Ali Yerdel
Iñaki Pastor



Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
IAAC is an international centre for Education, Fabrication and Research dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges in constructing 21st century habitability. Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, IAAC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with researchers, faculty and students from over 60 countries around the world.


Sónar+D is the international conference organized by Sónar that covers the digital transformation of the creative industry to develop and strengthen talent, exchange knowledge and establish business opportunities.


IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions
A 3-day Premium event connecting top users with prominent manufacturers and service providers to share success stories and realise technological needs.




The premium ticket includes the workshop fee as well as access to SONAR+D and IN3DUSTRY


IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions
Sonar 2016+D
IAAC+Fab Lab Barcelona
Fab City
Fira de Barcelona