This week the Research Studios are all off on Research Trips around the world. Emergent Territories is in L.A. this week, with the objective of discovering the opportunities of a territory in a context of unprecedented urban growth with high density and congestion. Visiting one of the most iconic cities worldwide, and located along the coastline of California, Los Angeles is one of the most distinctive areas in the world. The Research trip is an educational one, aiming to understand what can be learnt from the situation in cities and the process of formulating proposals within these constraints. Students are able to investigate the particular conditions prevailing within the realms of the Emergent Territories Research Line established by the studio project at all scales. The IAAC group has so far had the opportunity to visit some of the more important architectural works in L.A., a visit to SCI-Arc, where they have been working for the past 2 days in the development of a Workshop regarding Render Animation and Robotics. image_1