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 will be lectures on design and Latvian identity, as well as on ethnographic finesse. In addition to the lecture program, practical work in groups will be carried out providing the possibility to work with historical woodworking tools and design wooden products.
Prerequisites for application include having finished at least one year of studies by the time the Summer School starts, fluent English language skills, as well as interest in wooden design.
Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded Certificates of Further Education of Riga Technical University and 4.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credit points.
The deadline for submitting the application is May 16, 2016.