Frequently Asked Questions
The course is open to architecture and design professionals, including architects, urban designers
landscape architects, historians, artists, environmental and health experts, interior and product designers, cognitive scientists and psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists and anthropologists, as well as educators, graduate and postdoctoral students in these disciplines from any part of the world.
Who is eligible to apply to the Spring 2023 course?
Lectures, masterclasses, workshops, and roundtable discussions will all be conducted in English. Several supporting faculty speak Spanish and Portuguese, and they may be able to help with translation occasionally (we cannot provide continuous translation).
In what language will the course be conducted?
Tuition will cover lectures, masterclasses, workshops, architectural tours, roundtable discussions, and the Certificate of Completion. Tuition will also cover digital course materials, a digital copy of the Moving Boundaries publication, and recordings of selected lectures.
What will tuition cover?
Credits for the program need to be approved by the university you are currently attending. Check with your academic advisor regarding the procedure for obtaining credits since some institutions require that credits be approved prior to enrolling in the program. Practicing architects may apply (on their own) for AIA learning credits, but the outcome depends on your local chapter and cannot be guaranteed by MB. A Syllabus with a summary of all activities and list of course hours will be provided.
Can I receive credits for attending?
The city of Guadalajara is accessible via the Miguel Hildalgo International Airport (GDL), with direct flights available from Mexico City as well as major cities across the United States. As for Europe, there are direct flights from Madrid, and a few more options are available from major european cities with a connection in Mexico City. The airport of Guadalajara is about 20 kilometres from the city center.
There are two options to take the field trip to Mexico City planned in the middle of the course. (Travel to Mexico City is not included in the tuition fee.) The flight takes about 3 hours and a roundtrip ticket costs about $70. Bus trip is about 7 hours long, at about $60 for a roundtrip. This trip is an optional add-on to the course, and students may chose to remain in Guadalajara for the two days.
How do I get to Guadalajara?
A laptop or a tablet computer is recommended for the design charrettes. Additionally, a sketchbook, notebook, pens and sketching and/or painting supplies.
What supplies will I need to bring?
Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to Guadalajara (and optionally to Mexico City), lodging and meals. Moving Boundaries will provide a list of suggestions. Tuition does not include travel expenses and arrangements.
How will lodging and meals be arranged?
Meals and lodging options are reasonable. You can find the breakdown of average expenses for 12 days on page 54 of the brochure. Please note that tuition fees are excluded from the cost breakdown.
How much will it cost to attend?
Yes, 5 full-tuition and 10 partial-tuition scholarships have been provided.
Does the course have a scholarship program?
All participants will have access to a detailed course program, the brochure with abstracts of presentations, a collection of digital resources that include articles, book chapters and video lectures, and a course reader. After the course, participants will have access to selected recordings from the course and a digital copy of the course publication. Additionally, participants will have access to a group communication platform, where they will be able to interact with one another and uphold their network, during and after the on-site program.
What resources will be offered before and during the course?
You will have access to speakers during all course activities and social events, including occasional meals and coffee breaks, throughout the two weeks. Find the list of speakers and their bios on the brochure and the Faculty page.
Who are the speakers and how much access will I have to them throughout the course?
Yes, there will be free time. Please consult the program. We do encourage you to explore the local culture, neighborhoods and cuisine. If you would like to visit additional cities, we encourage you to do so before or after the two-week course.
Will there be free time and can I explore other locations during the course?
It is mandatory to show the proof of vaccination and the latest booster. This might also be one of the required documents to provide at the airlines or at the border entry. Please check with your airline and the Consular of Mexico.
Will I need to show proof of vaccination to attend?
Yes, family and friends are welcome to join social events during the course, but they may not attend lectures, workshops or roundtable discussions.
Can I bring family or friends with me?
How do I get started?
Send us your Letter of Intent (400 to 500 words maximum) and Resume
*returning MB2022 students do not need to submit resume nor letter of intent
If your application is approved, you will be asked to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $480
Submit your remaining tuition fee, your deposit is subtracted.
*please see How to Apply page for tuition deadlines.