Robotic City workshop

The Library of Speculations

Spring 2015/2016 @ MaCT IAAC Barcelona
MSc1 / AR1TWF020
25 April 2016 / 29 April 2016

The Library of Speculations

The Robotic City seminar developed a Library of Robotic Speculations imagining the future of technologies and how those could change the planet and the way we inhabit our cities because we believe that technology is an important component in the future of the humanity and urban planning.From pop culture to scientific research and applications, we have mapped the evolution and advances of robotic technologies and the place they take in our cities in order to develop a library of speculations. The library is composed of future potential scenarios – from utopian to dystopian, from near to far future, form auto-, robo-, nano- to geno-. Along with 29 students from TU Delft, we have produced a series of visions exploring what are the potentials and spatial implications of the robotic city in order to develop unique and cutting edge narratives and future urban scenarios. How they change the form of the streets, infrastructure, house, urban blocks, neighborhoods, landscapes, etc? How do the redefine built forms, leisure, mobility, public space and all other layers of the city?


Prof. Winy Maas, Adrien Ravon


Andrea Gentilini, Arianna Balboni, David Poloch, Elif Gözde Öztoprak, Filippo Fiorani, Francesca Martellono, Guanlong Zhou, Isabella Del Grandi, Josej Odvarka, Kelly jade, Livia Bonciarelli, Magda Nalepa, Nicola Patelli, Zhang Shiyu, Signe Perkone, Silvia Davoli, Tingyu Zeng, Yayun Liu, Koen Hoogeveen, Mohit Chaugule, Chiara Dall’Ollio, Ilkim Er, Caglar Gokbulut, Mayra Lopez, Rahul Pudale, Seda Tugutlu, Sherine Zein, Cheghuai Zhou

Guest Critics

Areti Markopoulou, Mathilde Marengo, Alexandre Dubor