Spots on School Exhibition
Curator: Paola Giaconia
in Visions: Beyond Media Festival for Architecture and Media, 2009
Festival Director: Marco Brizzi
Venue: Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy
Dates: July 9-17, 2009

Exhibition Forum
Spots on Schools Exhibition Forum
Invited Speaker: Brent Allpress, RMIT Architecture Research Director
“Non-Standard Pedagogy for Advanced Technologies and Emergent Practices in Architecture”
Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy, July 11, 2009
Chair: Antonino Saggio. Exhibition Forum Speakers included: Branko Kolarevic, Vera Parlac, University of Calgary; Mahesh Senagala, Kevin Klinger, Ball State University; Sarah Lorenzen, California Polytechnic State University; Jonathan Solomon, Jason Carlow, University of Hong Kong;Jeffrey Huang, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

“The third edition of the SPOT ON SCHOOLS exhibition, curated by Paola Giaconia, involves some twenty architecture and design schools which in the world distinguish themselves for their research and experimentation in the field of new media of communication. The invited schools will tell, through the experience of the students and of the instructors, how the new technologies influence the various phases of a design, starting from the very act of creative conception. The exhibition highlights energetic lines of research that fuel architectural education with new life. Some of the most innovative and prestigious architecture programs in the world have been invited to showcase work that investigates recent developments of the use of digital technologies for design research.”

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RMIT Exhibitors:
Brent Allpress, RMIT Architecture Research Director. Studio Leader
Jane Burry, SIAL Research Fellow. Elective Leader
Ed Carter, RMIT Architecture graduate. Studio Tutor
Jerome Frumar, RMIT SIAL PhD candidate. Studio Tutor
Niels Jonkhans, die Angewandte. Studio Tutor
Sean Kelly, Director: Quicklinks, collaborative software system. Elective Leader
Tom Kovac, RMIT Architecture Professor , Practice Director: Kovac Architecture. Studio Leader
Farzin Lotfi-Jam, RMIT Architecture graduate. Studio Tutor
Alvin Low, RMIT Architecture graduate. Studio Tutor
Paul Minifie, RMIT Architecture Associate Professor. Practice Director: Minifie Nixon. Studio Leader
Greg More, SIAL Research Fellow. Studio Leader
Wolf D. Prix, die Angewandte Professor, Practice Director: Coop Himmelb(l)au. Studio Leader
Tim Schork, RMIT SIAL PhD candidate. Elective Tutor
Reiner Zettl, die Angewandte. Studio Tutor
RMIT Architecture Students
RMIT Interior Design Students
RMIT Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL) Students
Studio Prix die Angewandte Students

RMIT Architecture + Design, Melbourne, with die Angewandte, University of Applied Art, Vienna
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain;
Rhode Island School of Design, USA;
Ball State University, USA;
University of Hong Kong;
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
Asia University, Taiwan;
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, ENAC School, Switzerland;
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, USA;
Clemson University, USA;
Facoltà di Architettura di Pescara, Italy;
NABA, Italy;
Politecnico di Torino, Italy;
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA;
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal;
University of Calgary, Canada;
University of Florida, USA;
University of Thessaly, Greece.

More Exhibition Photos in the Flickr image set of the RMIT Architecture + Design Installation