Summer workshop in Barcelona
This workshop will gather students from Umeå School of
Architecture (Sweden) and visual artists from Barcelona (Spain).
The students and artists will work together on the design of a
socially conscious intervention in public space through the process
of design, art and architecture. The workshop is a collaboration
between the Umeå School of Architecture, El Centro de
Enmedio (Barcelona) and La Virreina Centre de l'Imatge
This one-week workshop is based on two different types of
classes: classroom sessions and practical workshops. We will look
at public space and explore the concept of fences, both as physical
and mental boundaries that control the way we move, experience and
view the city.
In the classroom sessions, we will look at different kinds of
fences and some cultural experiences that display a new socially
committed aesthetic. A type of creation that seeks to set up
possible imaginaries and invent critical devices that can be used
for socialisation and community building.
The practical exercises will focus on the use of images, design
and photography as a form of intervention in public space. Both the
classroom sessions and the workshop sessions will revolve around
group dynamics, screenings of videos and the creation of a
practical and collective project. There will be room for collective
debate and discussion.
Exploring the Fence-world
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Workshop dates: June 25 - July 1,
Numer of days: 7
Number of places: 10 students
Students cover their own travel costs, accommodation and food
Apply to one of the summer courses "Architecture
project - exploration and design 1" or "Architecture
project - exploration and design 2" and state in your
motivation letter why you want to participate in the workshop.