#Workshop 15-17 September 2017

Workshop – “inFORMation”
Intermediate Grasshopper Workshop about “data embodiment strategies” and “advanced mesh modeling techniques”.
Tutor: Andrea Graziano, Co-de-iT member & Co-founder

“the Basis of the Universe Isn’t Matter or Energy … It’s Data”  – James Gleick – WIRED

The space in which we live can be monitored in many aspects and it appears as a flux, a gradient of data in continuous evolution and change. Our understanding of surrounding environment is improving every day due to our ability to scan and sample the environment around us at increasing resolution using better technologies and sensors. Hence the space is revealed as a ever changing data field and our cap-ability to act and design the space itself can be enhanced by the use of tools able to inform better the design processes with more accurate, specific and variable, in space and time, data streams ad patterns.

inFORMation is an intermediate Grasshopper workshop about “data embodiment strategies” and “advanced mesh modeling techniques”.

Grasshopper is actually a powerful information processor that provides the basis to develop possible strategies to inFORM digital matter morphologies by specific set of data conditions. The workshop focuses on integrating information processing into digital systems to enable the formation of structures, from the very simple up to more complex ones. The aim is to give an understanding of information and data articulation as a spatial and architectural operations. 

We will explore the use of Grasshopper to define algorithmical procedures aimed to express highly complex structures informed by different conditions at different scales and levels of details. We will learn by play that information is matter substance.

Workshop will be held 15-17 September 2017 (3 full days 9am-1pm morning session and 2-6pm afternoon session) at University of Belgrade, Faculty Of Architecture, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73, 2nd floor, Belgrade, Serbia.

Software & Skills requirements:

3D modeling skills in Rhino3D and basic Grasshopper are required.

Participants should bring their own laptop running Windows [actually Grasshopper does not run on Rhino for Mac] with pre-installed Rhino3D software and latest Grasshopper plugin version.

A fully functional evaluation version of the software can be downloaded at the following links:

Rhino 5 –

Grasshopper (latest version) –

Calendar & Timetable:

15-17 September 2017 (3 days)

The workshop will have the following timetable:

9:00-13:00 – morning lesson

14:00-18:00 – afternoon lesson

Topics & Agenda:

Day 1

            * mesh components proliferation

            * data tree 

            * mesh & subdivision tools

            * mesh tessellation

            * attractors logics 

            * mesh displacement

Day 2

            * data tree – advanced methods

            * non standard tessellation

            * vector fields logic

            * bundling technique

            * kangaroo & mesh

            * mesh relaxation

            * mesh differential relaxation

            * marching cubes technique

Day 3

            *        design tutored work (project development)

Workshop Registration includes:
– unlimited and free access on all Workshop days (3 full days 9am-1pm morning session and 2-6pm afternoon session),
– coffee breaks on all Workshop days
– Workshop Participation Certificate
– Free Registration for KeynoteTalks – Case Netherlands [15 September]

The deadline for registration is September 1. The workshop has 22 places available and will be activated with a minimum number of 18 participants.

STRAND offers the following conditions for participation (each fee is valid for one person):

Type of participation For registration and payment
until 15 July
Registration for 1 Participant EDUCATIONAL* EUR 80
Registration for 1 Participant PROFESSIONAL EUR 120

After 15  July 2017, STANDARD fees apply:



*students, PhD students and researchers under 30 years of age, Proof of student status will be required, e.g. scanned copy of institutional letter confirming student status, sent to

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Registration and payment on site not feasible.

Organized by:

This workshop is organized by STRAND in collaboration with Co-de-iT

skype: arch.a.graziano

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