Third International Conference  GLOBAL DWELLING
The third OIKONET conference on “Global Dwelling” will be hosted by the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture, School of Art, Design and Fashion, University of Central Lancashire   OIKONET (www.oikonet.org) is a European project co-funded by the Executive Agency of Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) with the purpose of studying contemporary housing from a multidisciplinary and global perspective by encompassing the multiple dimensions which condition the forms of dwelling in today’s societies: architectural, urban, environmental, economic, cultural and social. The first OIKONET conference was organized by La Salle School of Architecture in Barcelona, Spain, in September 2014; the second one by the Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, in September 2015. This…
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The profession of the Architect

The profession of the architect, and the role of the school in relation to this profession

Porto, 25-26 November 2016 Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP) Louis Kahn, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, 1964 – photographer Arnold Newman. http:// louis-kahn-at-vitra-design-museum.html The nature of the profession of the architect has undergone a number of changes over the centuries, as has the education of the architect.   Must architecture schools encourage specialization, by increasingly fragmentizing the education of the architect. Or should they rather make a stand against in advocating the status quo with the architect as practitioner, as generalist – as “practitioner-generalist”.  “What does it mean to become an architect?” Which role does an architectural school
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SUMMER WORKSHOPS: TAMK summer Schools 2015
Do you want to experience the Finnish white nights, get to know people from various countries, and learn something new about your own field and Finland? If you are a BA student or an MA student, you can join one of TAMK’s Summer Schools! All information HERE
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SUMMER SCHOOL: The City and the Water
The workshop will involve students and young professionals working together on the Versilia area, for two weeks-full immersion teamwork.Special attention will be set to public spaces, where the shared collective values of the urbs had formed. Those spaces actually show a deep formal and substantial crisis of identity: the focal point of this workshop will be the regeneration of the area, breaking through the traditional models. The case study is an artisan area called “Due Laghi”: a context with a high environmental value and a great economic potential, but actually mined by strong fragilities.
The workshop will start from the comprehension of the historical evolution of this area; with the help of an international teaching…
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SUMMER SCHOOL: Shifting Climate, Reshaping Urban Landscapes
The summer school ‘Shifting Climate, Reshaping Urban Landscapes’ will take place from the 27th of August until the 3th of September 2015. Today, there is a high demand for climate adaptation strategies. As scientists and policy makers attempt to reduce local vulnerability, they are confronted with many barriers, inherently linked to the climate issue. A first barrier is the high uncertainty within climate models, e.g. projections on sea level rise range from 0,2 to 2 meters by 2100 (Masters, 2007). Furthermore, it is difficult to integrate the long term perspective of climate adaptation within everyday practice. In addition, climate adaptation will rely on an integrated management. Design is described to bridge conflicting views and wishes.…
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SUMMER SCHOOL: Design, Culture, Berlin
This intensive two-week course invites you to discover experimental architecture and interactive, sustainable urban design. Explore the diversity and innovation of contemporary Berlin architecture and culture – and develop your own relationship with both theory and practice. Engage with a variety of exciting DIY+DIT projects including an art gallery in a creatively reused filling station, a community garden on the roof of a shopping center, a container farm in a former brewery, a new sustainable housing cooperative on the Spree River, pioneer projects at the former Tempelhof Airport, and many others. Get to know the most interesting projects Berlin has to offer – on foot, with bikes and a boat. Allow your own design impressions…
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Summer School Riga
The Institute of Design Technologies of Riga Technical University (Latvia) is happy to invite students from all over the world to join the Summer School «A Journey Beyond the Traditional Wooden Craft and Art» that will take place in Riga and Ligatne in August 21-28, 2016.   The topic of the Summer School is related to wooden design and woodcraft that has traditionally been an important part of the daily lives of Latvians.   The Summer School offers a program consisting of lectures, workshops, presentations and discussions, company site visits, countryside visits, guided excursions and exciting parties. The program will be conducted by a local team – designers, artists, technologists, designing engineers and invited experts. There…
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Split Summer School
La Faculad de Ingeniera Civíl, Arquitectura y Geodesia de la Universidad de Split organizan este curso de verano para ofrecer a estudiantes y jóvenes profesionales de diferentes paises una experiencia multicultural e interdisciplinaria.   Se trata de siete diferentes talleres entre los que se podrá elegir y que trabajarán entre ellos.   El curso tendrá lugar en Croacia, en la Faculad de Ingeniera Civíl, Arquitectura y Geodesia de la Universidad de Split, del 5 al 9 de Septiembre de 2016.   Ya está abierto el plazo para la inscripción y la llamada a conferenciantes, os adjuntamos la información:   Announcement Application Guidelines Split Summer School (STSS) 2016 is now open for applications. University of Split,
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Green Technologies
Riga Technical University is happy to announce an Open Call for Applications to 2nd International Summer School: “Product Development: Green Technologies”. The Summer School will take place in August 15 – 19, 2016 in Riga, Latvia. It is aimed at early career researchers (Master and Doctoral students) who wish to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in product design and development. The host institution has prepared an intensive 5-day training program that follow logical steps of product development – from product design to business modelling and product presentation. The participants will work with lecturers and mentors who are known experts in their field as well as meet and discuss their ideas with entrepreneurs from…
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Pavilions for Okana – Volunteering
Do you have some free time this summer? 1 in a lifetime adventure 2 girls, Ellen and Laura, graduated in January 2016 at TU Delft and are now building their project in Kenia. 3 days ago, they arrived in Okana, Kenia. Waiting 4 us. Volunteers wanted this summer !!! Click here for further information  …
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