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Conceptual thinking basics (in Russian)
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The main skill that we are talking about in the course is design thinking. The course is structured around issues related to the urban environment. The city is what connects us, makes it possible to evolve and communicate. The urban environment is always a combination of interconnections, infrastructures, opinions and interests. It seems to us that this is an ideal environment. Working with it will teach you to identify and state research problems and find practical ways to solve them.
During laboratory classes we will learn how to cultivate biomaterials on a small scale. Participants will learn what organic elements are currently used in bioarchitecture practice. The products of laboratory techniques, mycelium bricks, bioplastics and encapsulated algae can be used to represent materials in urban buildings and spaces modeling, solving problems that they previously identified in the city.
In the course you will study the tools for analyzing the modern world and interacting with it in the digital environment, which has already become a big part of it. Together we will use those tools in the real space of the city of St. Petersburg and fill it in the virtual space, combining your imagination, urban environment and technology. We will choose a relevant topic and create group projects that will be included in our joint project - the common digital portal of the city of the future. Еveryone will be a creator, researcher, artist, and together we will change the physical environment around us through the virtual.
Course workload: 4 credits | 144 academic hours
Course language: English
Learning format: Blended learning
Assessment format: Group project
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