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24hWorkshop
Beijing, Delft, Istanbul, PennState, Turin
10 November 2012

Final Booklet - Workshop Results

Organizers: Arturo Pavani, Martijn de Geus

Local Organizer Teams
Beijing: Martijn de Geus, Joseph Ng, Arturo Pavani, Hanny Wang, Xue
Peng, Yan Yu, Liang Xiaogang
Delft: Matthijs van Oostrum, Kevin van der Linden, Melanie van Laak,
Stella Groenewoud, Lex te Loo
Istanbul: Ayse Zeynep Aydemir, Nazli Tumerdem, Sebnem Soher, Onur
Ceritoglu, Orkun Beydagi, Turan Altintas
Pennsylvania: Tim Murtha, Jim Brosius, Caitlin Smith, Nathan Gandrud, Kyle
Altenbach, Preston Linck
Turin: Beatrice Meloni, Matteo Mairino, Veronica Brugaletta, Gian
Maria Mazzei, Alberto Minero

The 24hWorkshop is an International workshop that takes place
simultaneously in different cities around the world, in a 24 h time span.
It involves 5 different countries, 10 Lecturers, 10-20 Tutors, 60 Participants
and about 20 Students working in the Local Teams.
The Participants, followed by the Tutors and the Teams, work side by side in
each city while a live stream of what happens in the other sections is shown
in the background. Lectures are attended live or via-streaming from every
city. The results are also discussed collectively.
This is a global, student-driven initiative, that challenges and stimulates
contemporary education systems therefore improving both the quality (local)
and the quantity (global) of information that students can access on a given
topic – Beyond the City.
It links together selected academic institutions worldwide, integrating
outstanding professionals and academics into the workshop environment,
crossing cultural and disciplinary borders and thus becoming a platform for a
new worldwide network of independent research.
The workshop enables us to research various localized case-studies and
their impact based upon a set global concept frame. The way in which
various (academic and professional) cultures respond to the same theme
from their respective place and context (both physical and non-physical
influences) will provide a wide range of possible intervention strategies.
And since research resources are shared by the participating universities
there is a lot of potential for cross-breeding and cultural contamination.