APS Exhibition Genova


APS exhibition in Genova took place between the 13th and 21th of December 2017. APS project outcomes were presented and a Conference was part of the event.

The conference program included:


Carmen Andriani – dAD, Genova

Manuel Gausa – dAD, Genova

Active Public Space project presentation:

Chiara Farinea – IAAC, Barcellona

Inputs on technology and public space:

Alberto Diaspro – IIT, Genova

Studies on Public Space:

Giovanni Corbellini – UNITS, Trieste

Roundtable with:

Luigi Mandraccio – dAD, Genova

Katia Perini – dAD, Genova

Andrea Quartara – dAD, Genova

Paola Sabbion – dAD, Genova

Full program available here




APS Exhibition Hannover


Hannover Exhibition took place between the 20th of November and the 1st of December, in order to promote the content generated along the development of APS project.

On the 28th of November, a public presentation was organised, Chiara Farinea from IAAC illustrated the project, this was followed by a Roundtable with Jorg Schroder and Emanuele Sommariva from the Leibniz University of Hannover.




APS Exhibition Barcelona Opening

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The opening of the APS Exhibition in Barcelona took place in the new building of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia on the 13th of November after the Responsive Cities Symposium 2017.

The exhibition is a selection of best projects included in “State of the Art and Best Practices Collection” and “Implementing technology towards active public space. “How to” Guide” publications, developed within the framework of Active Public Space Project. Also, visitors can cast a look at the installations carried out during the project in Barcelona, Prague and Vienna (PobleJoc, Air-Move-Sound and Kepos).

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Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space


Responsive Cities Symposium 2017 / Active Public Space was developed by the IAAC > Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, the Centre for Central European Architecture CCEA MOBA and the University of Applied Arts Vienna Die Angewandte.

The Symposium took place on 13-14 of November in Barcelona.

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More than 40 speakers participated on panels, presentations and roundtables discussions devoted to the future of our public space.

Amongst them:

  • Crimson Rose (Burning Man Festival)
  • Patrick Blanc (Vertical garden Patrick Blanc)
  • Helle Søholt (Making Cities for People)
  • Gala Pin (BCN City Council)
  • Pontus Westerberg Arranz (UN-HABITAT)
  • Areti Markopoulou (IAAC – Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)
  •  Luis Falcón (InAtlas)
  • Nataly Gategno (Future Cities Lab)
  • Alexei Novikov  (Habidatum)
  • Francesca Bria (BCN City Council)
  • Enric Batlle (Batlle i Roig Arquitectes)
  • Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio)
  • Aldo Sollazzo (Noumena)
  • Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change)

and many more.

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Responsive Cities – Active Public Space Symposium program

Responsive Cities – Active Public Space Symposium program is online!


pdf: IAAC_RC_program.pdf

You can find more info at the symposium website:


APS Exhibition Barcelona

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The opening of the  APS exhibition in Barcelona is on the 13th of November at 6:30 PM, on the first day of Recponsive Cities Symposium 2017 – Active Public Space.  The exhibition will take place at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Don’t miss the chance to attend both events and learn more about implementation of new technologies in public space!

“How to” Guide – Download available!



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2.0 edition of the “How to” Guide, including much more projects and new materials is now available at the following link:

APS – How to Guide – Download

Active Public Space Catalogue – Download available!

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The Active Public Space “State of the Art and Best Practices Collection” is now available!

Please download it at the following link!

APS – State of the Art Catalogue – Download

Vienna Installation Outcomes


KEPOS installation, developed during APS Vienna workshop by the students Angelica Lorenzi & Dennis Schiaroli, show-cases the potentials of ICT and energy design implementation into public space. With the use of smart technology, it aims to build a community interested in greening urban spaces, getting users involved through social media.

Concept – Replicability and Scalability in FabLabs

KEPOS is a flexible system that can be made by any modular wooden frame structure, skinned with a heat-forming membrane. Accordingly, structural units can be produced with different degrees of complexity, either with manual tools or with the aid of CNC manufacturing, to be then wrapped and assembled by a small team directly on site. A wooden base houses the water tanks, and at the same time stabilises the construction. It hosts plants which irrigation is controlled through sensors, sending messages to the community about its water needs.

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APS Exhibition


APS Exhibition aims to promote the knowledge generated during the Active Public Space Project, which mainly focuses on technology and innovation and their application in urban spaces. The exposition consists of videos showing installations developed in 3 cities – Barcelona, Prague and Vienna, as well as panels displaying projects included in the State of the Art and Best Practices Collection and “How To” Guide publications. Visitors are able to explore best examples of implementation of innovative technologies for public space activation using their mobile devices through QR code apps in order to find out more information about projects.


Barcelona  The opening of the exhibition will take place on the 13th of November 


C/ Pujades 59, 08005 Barcelona, Spain 


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