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[  ] Global Visiting School – ONLINE 2021

GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL is an offshoot of rat[LAB]EDUCATION that delves into a global dialogue on Design Technology, Parametric Design & Computational Design applied in domains of architecture, art, fashion and material sciences through curation of workshops, training programmes, talks and symposiums across various geographical territories. GVS (Global Visiting School) collaborates with independent organizations, domain experts, universities and visionary institutions to engage in a dialogue on Design Technology through various mediums. Having a vast global footprint in countries such as UK, USA, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Egypt, Philippines, Ukraine, Belarus and India, GVS continues to expand through independently organized workshops and lecture series in various cities across the globe to create a singular network of researchers, computational designers and technology experts that directly and indirectly contribute to the evolving parent organization rat[LAB].

Constantly working to improve the state of design education, rat[LAB]EDU has been committed to bring forth innovative programmes, workshops, symposiums that adapt to new methods of learning and knowledge exchange. With the ongoing outbreak of Covid19 / Corona Virus pandemic that is changing the landscape of our social behavior, rat[LAB]EDU is taking strong measures to encourage #TeachFromHome & #LearnFromHome and ventured into new EduTech methodologies.

In 2020, rat[LAB]EDU merged Summer School 2020 (and perhaps the Winter School 2020-21) & the scheduled Global Visiting Schools (in different cities / countries) into a continuous Global Visiting School that operated ONLINE and catered to Intermediate & Advanced aspects of Design Technology through a series of collaborative clusters such as Computational Design through Grasshopper3D, Environmental Design, Induction to Robotics in Architecture, Augmented Reality, Fluidic Modelling through Maya, Creative Coding through Processing, C# Coding, etc. The wide range of clusters provided an open window of learning to anyone from anywhere in the world to learn from home, while our teaching team & collaborators taught from home using online methodologies of collaboration. In 2021, we present a Compendium Course Book that features tool-kits into various clusters from GVS 2020 along with dialogues on future of design education & role of media. The publication would be launched in GVS 2021!

GVS Online 2021 opens up with new clusters focusing on new tool-kits such as Maya, Blender, Grasshopper3D, Zbrush, Python, Rhino SubD Modelling, Cinema 4D, etc spread across 4 exciting clusters taken up by expert tutors from Australia, UAE, Iran, Chile & India, to continue the ethos of global design education that GVS advocates through its collaborative programmes.

Parametric Modulations C4D



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Cluster [00]
OPENING TALK // Global Visiting School ONLINE 2021 & Changing landscape of Design Education
Speaker: Sushant Verma [ INDIA ]
Date:10th July 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 11:30 AM GMT // 5 PM IST
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Type: Webinar-format Talk
Registration Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required; Limited seats)
Max Spots: 100

Cluster [01]
BIOLAB (Rhino SubD, Grasshopper3D (+Plugins) & ZBrush)
Tutor: Natalie Alima [ AUSTRALIA ]
(Tectonic Formation Lab, RMIT, Australia)
Date:1st August 2021 (Sunday)
Time: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM GMT //
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM IST

Duration: 1 DAY//8 Hours (incl. of breaks)
Type: Interactive Tutorial Workshop
Registration Fee: INR 4500 // $60
Max. Spots: 35

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Cluster [02]
Parametric Modelling for Architectural Design using Cinema4D
Tutor: Ayoub Ahmad [ UAE ]
(Dubai-based Architect & Computational Designer)
Date:14th & 15th August 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 12 PM - 4 PM GMT //
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM IST

Duration: 2 DAYS // 4 Hours on both days
Type: Interactive Tutorial Workshop
Registration Fee: INR 4500 // $60
Max. Spots: 20

Cluster [03]
Generative X: Learning Python in GH with Generative Design
Tutor: Mahdi Fard [ Iran ]
(Computational Designer with Machine Learning expertise)
Date:4th & 5th September 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM GMT //
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM IST
Duration: 2 DAYS // 7 Hours on both days (incl. of breaks)
Type: Interactive Tutorial Workshop
Registration Fee: INR 7500 // $100
Max. Spots: 15

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Cluster [04]
Complex Geometries & Architectural Patterns using Maya & Blender
Tutors: Angélica Videla C. & Gonzalo Muñoz Guerrero [ Chile ]
(FAU UChile, AA DRL London, ENSAPB Paris)
Date:11th & 12th September 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM GMT //
4:30 PM - 12:30 AM IST

Duration: 2 DAYS // 8 Hours on both days (incl. of breaks)
Type: Interactive Tutorial Workshop
Registration Fee: INR 7500 // $100
Max. Spots: 24

Book Launch Event
BOOK LAUNCH of GVS COURSE BOOK Computational Design: Mastering The Tools
Speakers: Sushant Verma (Author) & Faisal U-K (Contributor), along with editors / tutorial contributors of book (Cluster heads of GVS)
Date:18th September 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 5 PM IST // 11:30 AM GMT
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Type: Webinar-format Talk
Registration Fee: FREE (Pre-registration required; Limited seats)
Max Spots: 100

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A - Group Discounts Available: 20% Off for Group of 3
(Purchased together from Explara on a single cluster)
B - Multi-cluster Discount Available: 30% Off for registering for 3 or 4 cluster pack (Send e-mail with list of clusters to receive discount codes before registering.)
C - SMART Design Conference 2021 Attendee Discount: 25% Off on any cluster if you have a paid ticket for SDC 2021 (Co-curated by rat[LAB]; Organized by SMART LABS X team) [ E-mail ticket proof to receive discount code ]
(SDC 2021 details at:

D - Smart Labs 5.0 Shortlisted Student: 35% Off on any cluster (Send e-mail to Smart Lab's Education Co-ordinator at to avail your coupon)

E-mails to be sent to with Subject Line:
GVS 2021 Discount Request
[Wait for 2-3 working days to receive response]

IMP: Discounts are available only on 40% of total available tickets. Once all discounted spots are sold, above offers shall not be applicable and would be removed on Ticketing Platform automatically. For example, Only 6 out of 15 discounted tickets are available for Cluster 03. 


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