Between 14.30 and 18.00 we invite you to see the students'
work of the Academic year 2016/2017 in an exhibition that span's
throughout the bottom floors of the school and out onto our yard in
front of the Umeå River.
The exhibitions consist of full-scale constructions, models,
sketches, drawings and images from all the students in each year of
the Architecture Programme as well as from the Masters
UMA 1: Our first year students (UMA1) have
been working with the theme of body, scale and space, continuing into an
exploration in the area around Umeå C train station. They are
exhibiting four full-scale pavilions, along with their individual
UMA 2: The second year students (UMA2) have had
their focus on the development on rural and small town communities,
through visits of the archipelago of Norrbyskär outside of Umeå and
the Norwegian municipality of Træna. They are exhibiting peer- or
group projects presenting possible developments of for example
youth centers, schools and ferry terminals.
UMA 3: The students in year 3 (UMA3) have visited
and studied the megapolis of Ahmedabad in India. Their part of the
exhibition consists of their bachelor theses projects. They are in
most cases departing from that context, creating proposals for
Women's centers, community-meeting spaces, housing etc.
UMA 4: Our two Master's programme's, which are
also year 4 and 5 of the Architecture Programme, have mainly
focused on sustainable urban development and explorations of
concrete architectural practices in dialogue with affected
communities. The LiAi Studio of UMA4 has through investigations of
different localities explored alternative ways of working in their
role as architects, while the LSAP studio has looked into issues of
housing and common everyday life in the Backen area in
UMA 5: In UMA5, the themes are further explored
into individual, peer or group master thesis projects looking into
a variety of issues like the expansion of commons in villages or
urban neighborhoods, sustainable constructions, new housing
solutions and ideas for participatory processes.
The Exhibition is also open:
Saturday June 3rd, 12.00 - 16.00
Sunday June 4th, 12.00 - 16.00
About Umeå School of Architecture
The School was established in 2009 and is part of the Arts Campus.
Approximately 250 students are studying at the school, either
within' our Architecture Programme or in one of our Masters
Programme's. Umeå School of Architecture has a strong international
profile and distinguishes itself through the integration of
scientific, artistic, a professional approach with experimental
educational methods. Exploring alternative ways of working and
rethinking the role of the architect and the future of
architecture, the school aims to take part in a public debate
focusing on the future of our cities and region, focusing on the
necessity of a sustainable development.