Leonardo Da Vinci, Imagining Futures

May 16, 2019

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci death the Norman Foster Foundation, the Politecnico di Milano University and the University of Cambridge present the joint initiative, ‘Leonardo da Vinci, Imagining Futures’, an academic project between some of the most prestigious European institutions that will facilitate an interdisciplinary research network on a topic of strong interest and newness.

This project will be structured in three phases, a Conceptual Workshop developed in Milan by Politecnico di Milano University, Milano, Italy; a Manufacturing Workshop developed by the Norman Foster Foundation at the ETSA Madrid, Madrid, Spain and an Itinerant Exhibition at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The 2019 Leonardo da Vinci workshop will focus on new opportunities that integrate emerging technologies with local information and processes of architecture that will be materialized through on the actual manufacture of an itinerant proposal. During the conceptualization step at the Norman Foster Foundation, a group of researchers and students from the field of arts, architecture, engineering and craftsmanship, identified by the organizing structure, will manufacture the prototype.