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Faces of Innovation: Global AD Summit in Berlin




In November, the CIEE Global Architecture and Design students from Berlin, Barcelona and Prague met in Berlin for three days of intense exploration and exchange of ideas. The Global AD Summit ended with a public symposium on "The Post Carbon City" sponsored by CIEE and TU Berlin.

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 8.56.34 PMKimberly McDonald, Global AD Berlin, Carnegie Mellon University

"The Global AD Summit in Berlin was a meeting of the minds between the Berlin, Barcelona and Prague students. It was an incredible three-day experience where we all came together and presented our projects to each other. It was absolutely fascinating to see all the differences between the cities and what the program has to offer to each student.

Studying with CIEE in Berlin is amazing because we are experiencing so many opportunities, not only in the city but in the profession itself. From parametric design and digital fabrication to dialogue between working professionals, our professors and other students across Europe – this was a really incredible opportunity."

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 8.59.36 PMAmy Federman, Global AD Prague, Tulane University

"I chose Global AD in Prague because of the unique city that I didn’t know much about. I like how un-Americanized Prague is. I also like how Global AD enables us collaborate with the three different cities. We get to meet all different students and bounce ideas off each other."

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 9.00.40 PMRichard May, Global AD Prague, Carnegie Mellon University

“The most challenging part of Global AD has been learning the new software. There is a lot of math and coding involved. Studying in Prague helped me master new scripts and programing language and learn how to implement that into 3D modeling and design.”

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 8.57.42 PMEdrei Rodriguez, Global AD Berlin, Carnegie Mellon University

"I was always fascinated with German culture and I wanted to see how that relates to architecture. Looking for a program in Germany, I saw that Global Architecture and Design in Berlin incorporates digital and analogue design with the context of the city and its social spaces. Coming here really broadened my horizon. This program is unique in terms of designing for the future."

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 9.49.17 PMMoire Lawson, Global AD Berlin, Keene State College

"Our project was selected for presentation to the Post Carbon City Symposium at the TU Berlin. It was a real honor to have that privilege and it was a great experience to speak in front of a large audience of academics, professionals and students in Berlin."




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