May 13, 2019

We are pleased to announce that AIAS has partnered with Domaine de Boisbuchet to offer AIAS members the unique opportunity to travel to Lessac, France for one of their 2019 international summer workshops! Established 30 years ago by Alexander von Vegesack, acclaimed cultural entrepreneur/collector and the founder of the Vitra Design Museum, Boisbuchet is a one-of-a-kind place that brings students and professionals from around the world together for a summer series of workshops led by renowned tutors ranging from architecture and design to food and curation.

This year, 1 lucky AIAS member will be able to attend a workshop for FREE! In addition, all AIAS members that would like to attend one of their workshops will receive 5% off of the workshop fee simply by virtue of being a member!

Zain Islam-Hashmi, Past Chapter President of Carnegie Mellon’s AIAS Chapter, had the opportunity to attend workshops through Boisbuchet and is now their US Fellow. When asked about why members should participate, he notes, “I cannot describe how magical this place is, and how much it can broaden one’s ideas about architecture, design, and nature. All while connecting you to inspiring people from around the globe.”

For their 2019 workshop series, Domaine de Boisbuchet has decided to pay tribute to the innovations that were spearheaded by the Bauhaus in honor of their 100-year anniversary. Specifically, they intend to embrace the theme of “Making History” and celebrate Bauhaus’ alternative research gearing up for society’s future, interdisciplinary experimentation, and brave optimism. The 2019 workshop topics range from “Unnatural Processes” to “Time Capsules” to The Past, Present, and Future of Food” and even to “Colourful Kinaesthesia”. You can read more about the incredible range of workshops offered this summer here:

To apply for the free workshop, simply send the following materials to Pablo Sevilla ( and Zain Islam-Hashmi ( by Friday, May 31st:

  • A portfolio of selected work (under 20MB), and
  • A short description (300-500 words) of why you want to attend a particular workshop at Boisbuchet this summer

If you are interested in attending a workshop or have any questions about the experience, feel free to reach out to Zain at As a fellow AIAS member and past workshop attendee, he is available to provide any more information you should need and help you find the right workshop for you!