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September 4–11, 2022
Application deadline: August 19
Beyond prevailing institutions and mainstream discourses, the Vienna Architecture Summer School (VAS²) aspires to offer an open learning environment and a prototype infrastructure for the interchange and negotiation of knowledges in architecture. First-time attendees of the VAS² are invited to interact with young architects and seasoned professionals who are all active in Vienna.
The curriculum is built on a variety of techniques and concepts that will be presented in a variety of settings and media, including design workshops, lectures, theory sessions, conversations, walks, explorations, site visits, and performances. We want to create alternative models and methods for architectural education and design that are equally shaped by the organizers, participants, and visitors.
Participants must be willing to discuss space-related subjects with colleagues, invited visitors, and graduates or dropouts from architecture or other relevant fields in a common workshop format that is supplemented by lectures, outings, and gatherings.
–Tools for Urban Exploration by Kollektiv Raumstation, Eleni Boutsika Palles, Matilde Igual Capdevila
–topo.graphics. Photographing the city as a man-made landscape by Gili Merin, Diana Ibáñez López
–Dumb Emancipatory Housing. Dumb Emancipatory City Planning by Büro Bietenhader Moroder with Ayse Yürükcü
–Out of Time by Jerome Becker
–(un)learning Architecture? by Marlene Wagner
–Here & There. Inhabiting Spatial Documents by Uwe Brunner, Dominic Schwab, Cenk Güzelis, Stefan Maier
–Making Mountains by Jakob Sellaoui, Simona Ferrari
–Instruments of Domesticity. Theoretical and Design Inquiries of an Aesthetics of Multiplicity by Gonzalo Vaíllo, Mümün Keser
–Re-enacting space by eyetry architecture
–Not only but also by Mershandlee
–Air cooling in urban climates by Breathe Earth Collective, materialnomaden.
Lectures by Gabu Heindl, Hermann Czech, Andreas Fogarasi, Andreas Rumpfhuber, Sonia Leimer (requested).
English-language workshops and lectures will be offered. Any other languages can be discussed informally.
The Summer School costs 150 EUR, which also covers the welcome dinner and particular workshop supplies. Participants are responsible for planning and funding their own travel and lodging. We are aware that we ask for a lot of your time and money. However, VAS² is an independently run summer school without a large organization at its core. Only with your participation fee are we able to provide you with such a degree of professionalism and independence. Nevertheless, we would be delighted to help you with your travel arrangements.
The title of the workshop you want to attend, together with your second and third priorities, should be included in an email that you submit to the address provided. Please email your application by August 19, 2022, at the latest. We will contact you as soon as we receive your application through email. Please be aware that there are a finite amount of participants.
Vienna Architecture Summer School