Fractals Workshop x Hyderabad Design Week

Fractals 23.0: Collective Intelligence is a hands-on workshop exploring generative design through the use of analog algorithms. It is a 3D thinking workshop in which participants work in teams and develop algorithms or rules of growth that are demonstrated through geometric aggregation models, resulting in large-scale installations. At the end of the workshop, all resulting installations will be displayed in an exhibition at the same venue.

The workshop is an adaptation of the teaching methods at the Design Research Lab of the AA School of Architecture, London. Since 2011, the Fractals Workshop has been to various cities in India and the Middle East, including Hyderabad, Chennai, Roorkee, Surat, Kochi, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain and Doha, and is coming up in Xixinan and Muscat.

Click here to see previous Fractals Workshops.

The workshop will be taught by architect and director of DesignAware and the Fractals Workshop, Takbir Fatima.



Public Exhibition at the World Design Assembly

As a part of Hyderabad Design Week and the 31st World Design Assembly taking place in Hyderabad from 9-13 October, selected installations from each workshop will be displayed at a Public Exhibition at Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) during the international conference, and authors will be credited for their work.

Design Charrette and a Chance to Build for the City

Further, designs shortlisted by a panel of jurors will be entered into a Design Charrette in which selected designs will be further prototyped in a week-long internship with DesignAware and finally fabricated as permanent installations at various locations around Hyderabad identified by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. This is a rare opportunity for young designers and students to have their work become a permanent part of the public realm and urban fabric of the city.

The Government of Telangana has provided a grant for the execution of these permanent installations.


Fractals 23.0: Collective Intelligence will take place from 9.30am- 5.30pm over three days:

Friday 13 September
Saturday 14 September
Sunday 15 September

Attendance is mandatory for all three days.
10 September is the last date for application acceptance.


Workshop Fees

Participation fee per individual: ₹5,000

Applying in groups of 3 or more will entitle you to a discounted group fee and will also make the workshop more enjoyable!

Participation fee per individual for group of 3: ₹4,700
Participation fee per individual for group of 4: ₹4,250
Participation fee per individual for group of 5: ₹4,000

NOTE: The above fees do not apply if you will be attending a Fractals Workshop organized by your college or institute. Please speak with your organizers about the fee.


Fractals Swag

Each participant will receive a Participation Kit containing a Fractals Are Everywhere pin badge, a Workshop Manual, additional online reference material and a DIY GeoDesk 2020 calendar.

On completion of the workshop, you will receive an official Participation Certificate signed and stamped by DesignAware, the World Design Assembly, Hyderabad Design Week and the Government of Telangana.


Good to know:

+This is not a digital fabrication or software workshop. All designs created will be in the form of analog or physical models.
+Attendance does not entitle every design to be selected for the public Exhibition at HICC during the World Design Assembly, or the Design Charrette.
+Selection of designs for the Design Charrette will be at the discretion of the jury, to be revealed at a later date.
+Attendance is mandatory on all three days.
+In case a participant does not attend all three days of the workshop, they may not receive a participation certificate.
+Fee once paid will be non-refundable under any circumstances other than the below.
+In case of low participation, the workshop will be canceled and the full fee will be refunded within 10 days. Please share PayPal, Google Pay or other details for refund.
+In case the workshop is canceled by the organizers due to any other reason, the full fee will be refunded.
+If you require more information before paying the fee, email us at with “Fractals Workshop x Hyderabad Design Week” in the subject line.